Flu

Express Lane Urgent Care

Urgent Care located in Turlock, CA

Up to 20% of the population in the U.S. gets the flu every year. If you’re experiencing a sore throat, chest discomfort, chills, or other flu symptoms, the experienced, compassionate practitioners at Express Lane Urgent Care can help. They offer comprehensive flu care for men, women, and children in Turlock, California. You can walk in during normal business hours for immediate flu treatment, or call ahead to speak with a team member about an appointment.

Flu Q & A

What are the symptoms of the flu?

Flu symptoms tend to come on rather quickly after you’re exposed to the virus. Some of the most common flu symptoms you may experience include:

  • Stuffy nose or congestion
  • Headache and fatigue
  • Moderate to severe fever
  • Chills and night sweats
  • Chest discomfort
  • Sore throat
  • Coughing

Many of the symptoms of the flu tend to overlap with the common cold. But if you have a cold, symptoms tend to develop more gradually. Plus, a fever is rarely associated with a cold. In either case, the sooner you have your symptoms evaluated, the quicker you can get started on treatment.

When should I see a doctor for the flu?

Flu symptoms can last for just a few days or as long as two weeks. Because the flu can lead to secondary illnesses, such as pneumonia, it’s always best to seek medical intervention as soon as your symptoms start. You may need a flu evaluation at Express Lane Urgent Care if:

  • Your symptoms are continuing to worsen
  • You have difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • You have a fever or cough that improves, but comes right back

For children, seniors, and adults with weakened immune systems, flu symptoms can get so severe, they become life-threatening. If you have a child or an older adult in your home who’s displaying flu-like symptoms, it’s especially important to bring them to Express Lane Urgent Care for an evaluation, even if their symptoms don’t seem too serious.

How is the flu treated?

In general, the best course of treatment for the flu is getting plenty of rest and drinking lots of fluids. The dedicated practitioners at Express Lane Urgent Care can help ease the severity of flu symptoms you’re experiencing by providing:

  • Antiviral drugs
  • Inhaled medications
  • Prescription cough medications
  • Over-the-counter pain relievers and fever reducers

You can expect fast and effective flu care for you or your child when you come into Express Lane Urgent Care.

If you’re experiencing flu symptoms, head to Express Lane Urgent Care to get started on treatment during a walk-in visit right away. You can also call ahead to schedule.