Walk-in Clinic for Children and Adults Provides Flu and Sinus Infection Treatment in Omaha Near Boys Town, NE
Do You Have the Flu or Cold? AFC Urgent Care Provides Children and Adults Medical Care When Your Pediatric Doctor or Primary Care Physician Isn’t Available
This time of year, the flu and cold are both prevalent and annoying. While they both can come on full swing and be painful and draining, it is important to know the differences so you can treat your illness accordingly. Open 7 days a week, AFC Urgent Care Omaha, NE near Boys Town offers adults and children a walk-in urgent care clinic that provides preventative care and medical advice when your primary care doctor and pediatrician aren’t available, so that you are aware of how to treat and prevent both the flu and cold. Here are some common questions that we hear at our walk-in urgent care clinic:
What are the symptoms of the flu and cold?
Cold symptoms can include a minor sore throat, runny or stuff nose, a cough, occasional fever, and dark mucus. Colds usually last for a few days or a week at most. The flu is more serious in most cases, and symptoms can include fever, headaches, sore throat, congestion, as well as muscle aches.
When should I call a doctor about my symptoms?
If your cold symptoms progress into a sinus infection, it is important to see a physician. Sinusitis can be both painful and serious. If flu symptoms become serious and long-lasting, you should see a doctor. This can indicate something more serious.
How can I prevent both the flu and cold?
The flu can be prevented with a yearly flu shot, which is offered at AFC Urgent Care Omaha, NE on a walk-in basis. Colds can be prevented with simple hygienic steps, such as washing your hands and avoiding contact with infected individuals. For preventing any illness, it is a good idea to sleep enough, eat healthy, and exercise regularly.
While having the flu or a common cold is fairly common this time of year, they are avoidable. Taking the correct precautionary measures against illness is the best way to avoid them completely. At AFC Urgent Care Omaha, NE, our medical team focuses on providing you with fast and efficient medical attention- with no appointment necessary! We look forward to helping you and your loved ones feel healthy again soon.