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Quickly Recover With Personalized Care At Family Urgent Care

Is persistent cold and cough making you feel below par? You’re not alone! These common health issues can affect our routine, making it difficult to carry out daily tasks. But don’t worry! 

You can visit the Family Urgent Care clinic, where our medical experts will provide a comprehensive evaluation of your symptoms and identify the actual cause of a cough or cold.

You’ll receive prompt treatment that will help you feel better. So, visit us today by booking your appointment, or feel free to directly walk into our clinic for personalized care.

Is Cough A Disease Or A Symptom?

Cough is not itself an illness but a symptom of an underlying condition or disease. It might occur if you have a cold, flu, asthma, allergies, pneumonia, bronchitis, or even some medicines that can cause a cough.       

If you suffer from a cough, you might also experience sore throat, hoarseness, chest congestion, and irritation in your throat. Some people also experience shortness of breath, wheezing and difficulty sleeping due to coughing fits.     

Once you visit an urgent care clinic, the doctor identifies the underlying disease or illness that’s causing a cough and makes a proper treatment plan to help you recover completely.

Common Symptoms Of Cold

 

Some common symptoms that you might experience during a cold are as follows: 

  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Sneezing
  • Cough
  • Mild to moderate chest discomfort
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
 
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These symptoms arise when a virus enters your body affecting your respiratory system, which causes irritation and inflammation. However, the symptoms vary from person to person. If you experience a cold, it is important to monitor your symptoms, so go for a medical checkup if it doesn’t improve, and get yourself treated.

Causes of Cold and Cough

There are many causes of cough, such as:

  • Influenza 
  • Pneumonia 
  • Allergies
  • Asthma  
  • Viral infections, such as the common cold or flu.
  • Medicines (ACE inhibitors)
 

On the other hand, cold occurs due to viruses such as adenovirus, rhinovirus, influenza virus, respiratory syncytial virus, etc.

Easy Ways to Relieve Your Cough at Home

Some steps you can take at home to get quick relief from cough and cold are: 

  • Increase your intake of warm fluids
  • Add probiotics to your diet
  • Improve your sleep schedule 
  • Steam inhalation
 

You can also take over-the-counter medicines such as acetaminophen, expectorants, decongestants, or antihistamines if you experience cough and cold together. 

When Should You Contact a Doctor?

If your cough and cold go beyond three weeks or you have symptoms like difficulty breathing and chest pain, then it is important to go for a checkup. 

It is also crucial to see your healthcare professional if you have asthma and a weak immune system and you’re experiencing cold symptoms along with a persistent cough. 

If you are addicted to smoking, then it can worsen the condition of your health. So, consult a healthcare professional for appropriate treatment according to your condition.

How Can Family Urgent Care Help in Managing Cough and Cold?

Our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with the latest medical technology and experienced doctors and healthcare providers who ensure that every patient gets the best medical treatment. 

For cough and cold, we offer urgent care services. Whether you need an accurate diagnosis or prompt care, we are ready to help combat seasonal illnesses. 

So, do not wait anymore— Experience convenient medical care at Family Urgent Care today. Schedule your appointment now or walk into our clinic!

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