Cold & Flu Urgent Care
Most flu cases are treatable at home with rest and fluids, and most healthy people recover within a week. If you have flu symptoms and are at high risk of complications, or if you care for someone who is, contact your healthcare provider or go to urgent care for flu testing and treatment in the Ohio area.
In fact, every year, new flu strains tend to emerge in society. Some strains can cause more serious symptoms, such as shortness of breath, hospitalization, and even death. It’s critical to understand how the severity of your disease influences whether you should seek cold & flu urgent care.
Visit one of our urgent care center locations in northeast Ohio for cold & flu treatment. We accept walk-ins or book an appointment!
In moderate to severe flu cases, your doctor may prescribe antiviral medication to alleviate symptoms. They are most effective when begun within the first 1 to 3 days of being ill. Taking them after this time is still useful and recommended for those more likely to have difficulties.
These consequences might range from minor to severe, such as a sinus or ear infection, pneumonia, myocarditis (heart inflammation), encephalitis (brain inflammation), myositis or rhabdomyolysis (muscle tissue inflammation), failure of many organs, sepsis and exacerbation of chronic medical conditions (asthma, heart disease).
Mild to moderate flu symptoms include coughing, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, headaches, chills, and lethargy. If you have a cold that lasts more than a week and causes congestion and headaches, this may indicate a sinus infection or allergies, and cold & flu urgent care is advisable. If you have shortness of breath and a fever that returns after two or three days of being fever-free, you should consider going to urgent care for flu testing to get the appropriate medical attention.
At Health Express, our cold & flu urgent care team can perform testing to determine whether or not you have the flu, prescribe you the medication you need to self-treat at home and perform X-rays, IV fluids, and blood work for you. We can also swiftly determine whether you have severe and life-threatening symptoms that require cold & flu urgent care of our emergency department experts.
Competent and certified medical experts in Cleveland, Parma, North Ridgeville, Avon Lake, and Mayfield Heights, Ohio, support our services. We even provide same-day telehealth or virtual visits from your home.
With extended hours seven days a week, patients in Ohio can receive high-quality, customized urgent care for cold treatment when it is most convenient for them. Contact us immediately with any questions or schedule an appointment with one of our doctors!