Influenza (flu) is a highly contagious viral respiratory disease. Individuals have very different experiences with flu, and some will require urgent care treatment. The team at Urgent Care Center of South Bay can help patients move beyond the flu and get back to solid health.
Many people have trouble distinguishing between the flu and a common cold. In general, symptoms associated with the flu will be more severe and will come on much faster than those of a common cold. People who catch a cold may notice their discomfort ramping up over a period of days, while the flu can strike suddenly and with far more intensity. It is important to know that a cold will rarely bring about a temperature greater than 101 degrees. Weakness or fatigue that lasts more than a few days is also indicative of the flu. Severe aching or pain is another symptom of the flu, especially if those sensations persist for more than a couple of days.
In some cases, people are able to weather the flu virus at home using self-care methods of treatment. However, the flu can quickly become very difficult to manage, leading many people to seek urgent care treatment. One thing that should be a cause for concern is heavy accumulation or expulsion of mucus from the lungs or noticeable chest pain. These are both common signs of pneumonia, an infection of the lungs. The flu can easily lead to other complications, some of which are very serious conditions in their own right. Anyone who is concerned that they are not getting better after a few days, or who have symptoms that suggest more than just a normal cold, should come in for assessment.
When a patient comes in with symptoms that suggest the flu, the first step is to attain an accurate diagnosis. The flu presents in a similar manner to many other illnesses, some of which are very serious. Once a diagnosis has been reached, a common initial treatment is to administer IV fluids if the patient has become severely dehydrated. Antiviral drugs might also be given as well as a range of medications to help soothe the symptoms and relieve the patient’s discomfort.
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"In the 10 years I have lived in the south bay, I have only had the best experience every time I have gone to this urgent care facility."
"The doctor was very friendly and accommodating. I had my two kids checked up for school and got the necessary paperwork. Very simple and easy."
"Doctors and nurses are very caring and considerate."
"Filled out forms and was seen in less than 10 minutes. Competent MD care. I would go again."
"I'm the kind of person who hates the doctor, terrified of having to get blood drawn etc. I went in, spoke about what I was concerned about, and got the royal treatment."
"One of the biggest pro's about this place is that they can fill your prescription in-house -- no need to make a trip to another drug store."
"Always knowledgable and friendly service, whether a PA or MD is there, I am always taken care of and never feel as if my issues are being overlooked."
"Go in for a sinus infection, you don't have to make a second trip to the pharmacy. Gold for me."
"Basically, it's super convenient because it's a one-stop-shot for illness and injuries."
"The staff are helpful and nice. I had three appts and all were fast and the doc was one of the nicest and most professional I have met."
"Staff is very friendly, the Doctor was knowledgeable and easy to talk to, I was in and out in less than an hour."