sickSo, you’re currently dealing with a runny nose, dry cough and thinking of calling out of work because you can’t bring yourself to leave your bed.  A few days have gone by and your symptoms seem to have worsened.  Is it time to visit a physician?

Now that we’re officially in flu season, your symptoms might make you think that you have just a regular cold but you could actually have the flu.

If left untreated, your symptoms could worsen and lead to hospitalization.  Here are a few reasons why you should visit a medical professional if you think you have the flu.

You have a fever: A fever of over 101 degrees is not a good sign, and could indicate that you have a bacterial infection or virus that would require antibiotics.

You’re considered “high-risk”:  You should visit a physician if you are younger than 5 years old, over 65 years old, suffer from asthma, are pregnant, have recently given birth, or managing a chronic health condition.

Your symptoms have lasted for more than three days:  Symptoms of the common cold usually takes a few days to develop and clear up quickly, whereas flu-like symptoms can come on suddenly, and linger for more than a week.

Flu-Treatment in South Plainfield, NJ

Have you been bed-ridden for the last few days due to your flu-like symptoms?  Don’t hesitate to visit AFC Urgent Care South Plainfield for treatment today!

Our walk-in urgent care center is open seven days a week to treat cold and flu-like symptoms such as:

  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Runny or Dry Nose
  • Chest or Nasal Congestion
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle Aches

For more information about our treatment for the flu, or other services we provide, please call us at 908-222-3500.