Influenza Treatment from Board-Certified Physicians in Houston, TX
Lifeline Urgent Care in Houston, Texas, provides walk-in treatment for influenza (the flu) and other non-life-threatening conditions every day. Our team is led by board-certified physicians who have ample experience caring for both adults and children.
What does influenza treatment involve?
Influenza is a viral infection. As such, it technically can’t be “treated” – this illness must simply run its course. With this said, there are several steps that can be taken to treat symptoms and help shorten the duration of influenza. Our physicians may prescribe an antiviral medication or medicine to reduce throat soreness and nasal congestion, as well as provide helpful tips on how to manage your illness at home. We can also perform lab testing to confirm that influenza is causing your symptoms and provide appropriate treatment if another condition is to blame.
When to go to the emergency room
Some cases of influenza warrant emergency care. Be sure to go to the emergency room or call 911 if you have:
Severe chest pain
Intense stomach pain
Sudden dizziness and confusion
It is particularly important to seek emergency care if you are older than 65 or have a compromised immune system.
In all other cases, Lifeline Urgent Care can provide the influenza treatment you need. Contact us today to learn more information, or just stop by the next time you need care. Our Houston urgent care center provides affordable rates, accepts most health insurance plans, and offers a money-saving membership plan.
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