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Get Immediate Medical Attention To Recover From Cold & Flu

You’ve tried all the age-old remedies, but your flu is still getting worse day by day! The scratchy throat has become more painful and the nasal congestion isn’t improving. 

A cherry on top! You have no energy to get up from your bed because of the body aches! Frustrating right?

Well, it is time to visit Family Urgent Care and consult our board-certified medical experts, who can prescribe you medicines to feel instant relief and walk on the path of recovery from the troublesome flu.

Moreover, you also receive general health counselling on how to prevent colds and flu the next time a circulating virus or bacteria hits you. So, protect your family’s health during winter or even in summer without disrupting your busy schedule by getting flu treatment at Family Urgent Care.

Let’s Get The Lowdown On Flu Virus!

Flu is a contagious infection often caused by an influenza virus that spreads through respiratory droplets when you touch unhygienic surfaces or come in closer contact with infected individuals. 

In the US, there are two types of Influenza viruses that cause seasonal epidemics every winter season: Influenza A and B virus. As reported by the CDC, almost 31 million people got sick with flu during the 2022-2023 season, and almost 14 million visited healthcare providers to get treated for the flu. 

Each year different strains of the influenza virus emerge, therefore, the flu vaccines need to be updated to target the specific strain. So, healthcare organizations emphasize getting flu shots every year.

Some Common Symptoms Of Flu

If you or your loved one experiences any of the following symptoms, you can walk in to Family Urgent Care or book a prior appointment.

  • Body chills
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Coughing
  • Weakness
  • Irritability
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Runny or stuffy nose

 

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Persistent cold and flu can wreak havoc on your daily lifestyle! The symptoms might get worse if left untreated for more than two days. Typically, the flu is treated within 48 hours, but if symptoms persist, it’s essential to consult a doctor right away.

Safety Measures You Can Take At Home

It’s always advisable to seek medical attention when suffering from a persistent cold and flu. Individuals experiencing severe flu-related symptoms may develop complications later, especially those who are pregnant, children, patients with chronic diseases, or those with lung problems. Therefore, regular appointments are crucial for such patients.

You can use the following home remedies to recover from flu within a few days to weeks.

  1. Keep the body hydrated. Hydration helps flush out infections or allergens from the body, promoting overall health.
  2. Chicken broth, in the form of soup, is very helpful. It provides essential nutrients and strength to the body, which may become weakened during the course of the infection.
  3. Adequate sleep and rest are essential for combating the flu effectively.
  4. Lastly, medication plays a vital role in restoring the body’s normal functions.

How Can Family Urgent Care Help You In Treating Flu?

When you visit Family Urgent Care, our experienced healthcare providers will assess your symptoms, take your past medical history and evaluate your clinical condition. 

Then the provider performs a flu test, if necessary. Once the results are confirmed, your provider will create a personalized treatment plan and counsel about how and when you should take the medicines. 

If you experience any concerning symptoms at home or your symptoms don’t improve within a week or two, you can also book follow-up online video or phone appointments and consult the doctor right from your home. At Family Urgent Care, we ensure your satisfaction by prioritizing your convenience and accessibility to our clinic without any hassle. 

So, don’t let the flu drain your energy anymore! Contact Family Urgent Care today to schedule your appointment. Let’s help you find relief from flu!

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