So, you’re currently dealing with a runny nose, dry cough and thinking of calling out of work because you can’t bring yourself to leave your bed. A few days have gone by and your symptoms seem to have worsened. Is it time to visit a physician?
Now that we’re officially in flu season, your symptoms might make you think that you have just a regular cold but you could actually have the flu.
If left untreated, your symptoms could worsen and lead to hospitalization. Here are a few reasons why you should visit a medical professional if you think you have the flu.
You have a fever: A fever of over 101 degrees is not a good sign, and could indicate that you have a bacterial infection or virus that would require antibiotics.
You’re considered “high-risk”: You should visit a physician if you are younger than 5 years old, over 65 years old, suffer from asthma, are pregnant, have recently given birth, or managing a chronic health condition.
Your symptoms have lasted for more than three days: Symptoms of the common cold usually takes a few days to develop and clear up quickly, whereas flu-like symptoms can come on suddenly, and linger for more than a week.
Flu-Treatment in South Plainfield, NJ
Have you been bed-ridden for the last few days due to your flu-like symptoms? Don’t hesitate to visit AFC Urgent Care South Plainfield for treatment today!
Our walk-in urgent care center is open seven days a week to treat cold and flu-like symptoms such as:
- Runny or Dry Nose
- Chest or Nasal Congestion
- Muscle Aches
For more information about our treatment for the flu, or other services we provide, please call us at 908-222-3500.