Gastroenteritis Treatment in Houston
Walk-In Gastroenteritis Treatment in Houston, TX
Few acute illnesses are as miserable as gastroenteritis. If you need treatment, don’t prolong your suffering by waiting for an appointment at a primary care center. Instead, visit Lifeline Urgent Care in Houston, Texas, today. Our fully equipped urgent care center has extended hours every day, does not require appointments, and is led by board-certified physicians who cater to adults and children.
Do I need gastroenteritis treatment?
Gastroenteritis – also referred to as the stomach flu – is a highly contagious viral infection that is characterized by diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, and general fatigue. Symptoms can persist for a day or linger for more than a week. If you are an adult, be sure to promptly visit Lifeline Urgent Care if:
You vomit blood or notice blood when using the bathroom
You have been vomiting for more than 48 hours
You have not been able to drink liquids for more than a day or if you have symptoms of dehydration, which include marked weakness or dizziness, dark yellow urine, excessive thirst, and dry mouth
You have a fever higher than 104 degrees Fahrenheit
Children should receive immediate medical attention if they have a fever higher than 102 degrees Fahrenheit, display dehydration symptoms, or have bloody diarrhea. Call 911 if your child has bloody stool or has been vomiting for several hours.
How is gastroenteritis treated?
Like most other viral infections, gastroenteritis must simply run its course. There is no magic treatment, but Lifeline Urgent Care can rule out other medical concerns and help you manage your symptoms and feel better faster by treating dehydration with IV therapy and providing individualized health guidance.
Lifeline Urgent Care is here to help. Visit our immediate care center in Houston today for gastroenteritis treatment! We offer affordable rates, accept most insurances, and offer a money-saving membership plan to self-pay patients.
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