The flu can potentially be a serious illness, and unfortunately, it is quite common. If you or your child should become affected by it, you can find urgent care flu treatment at Ascent Emergency Medical Center in Houston, TX. We can provide treatment that will soon set you back on the road to health.

What is the Flu?

This illness affects the respiratory system – the nose, throat, and lungs. The disease is caused by a virus, which is why antibiotics have little or no effect on it, and other treatments are needed. Most people can get over the flu on their own, but if you want a boost in fighting the illness, you can find flu treatment for kids and adults in 77004, 77005, and 77030 at Ascent Emergency Medical Center.

Flu Symptoms

Common signs and symptoms of the flu that you may notice include:

  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Dry, persistent cough
  • Aching muscles
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Nasal congestion
  • Chills and sweats
  • Fever over 100.4 F (38 C)

Flu Treatment

For cold and flu treatment near you in Houston, visit us at Ascent Emergency Medical Center. We can provide you with the right fluids to treat the flu. Your doctor may also prescribe an antiviral medication, which may shorten your illness by a day or so. This treatment can also help prevent serious complications for patients who are at risks, such as elderly patients, pregnant women, and those with weakened immune systems. The medication prescribed by your doctor at our flu emergency room may be taken orally or inhaled through a device similar to an asthma inhaler, depending on the type.

Remedies you can try or continue at home include drinking lots of fluids (including juice, water, and warm soups) to prevent dehydration and getting plenty of rest to help your body fight the illness. For body aches treatment, you can try an over-the-counter pain reliever such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Children and teens may react differently to certain medications depending on their health status, so it is important to speak to your doctor about flu treatment for children before administering any remedies.

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