Treat Cold and Flu Symptoms at Warrington's Urgent Care Center!
The common cold and flu contribute to millions of seasonal illnesses each year. In fact, the CDC estimates that nearly 45 million patients experience a case of the flu annually while the average adult experiences 2-3 colds per year. Children in early elementary school or secondary school are likely to have even more cases of common colds and the flu, as their immune system develops.
Common colds and the flu are likely to impact your family and your day-to-day responsibilities. When you experience the first set of onset symptoms, make sure you visit AFC Urgent Care Warrington to begin cold and flu treatment for their symptoms. If you believe that you have become recently infected with the common cold or flu, please visit our walk-in clinic to get the care you need on a first-come, first-serve basis!
What is the difference between a cold and the flu?
Many patients confuse the common cold with the flu virus because they produce similar symptoms and fever. However, the main differences between both are the viruses that cause each and the severity of symptoms.
A common cold is caused by a rhinovirus that travels through a patient’s airways including nasal passages, throat, mouth, and other parts of the upper respiratory symptom. There is no vaccination for a common cold, but symptoms last for a few days and are easily treatable.
The influenza virus, either type A or B, is the cause of a patient’s flu. When a patient gets the flu they are likely to miss upwards of a week due to intense symptoms. The flu creates more health complications than a common cold, and may even lead to hospitalization in vulnerable patients. However, patients can get a vaccination for a flu shot at AFC Urgent Care Warrington!
Which cold and flu symptoms does AFC Warrington treat?
Patients that need immediate cold and flu symptom diagnosis or treatment can do so at AFC Urgent Care Warrington! Our on-site lab testing services allow patients to diagnose the The types of symptoms that we treat include the following:
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If you have any questions about our flu and cold symptom treatment options, please contact our team today to get the care you need ASAP!