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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) a contagious viral infection that is commonly diagnosed in children. However, RSV is not limited to just children, and can infect people of all ages. In most cases, RSV infections cause mild symptoms similar to a common cold. The walk-in clinic at AFC Urgent Care Clemson provides RSV testing seven days a week. Our team of healthcare providers can examine and diagnose RSV symptoms and help families plan proper treatment. Simply walk in today, or book an appointment online.
It’s important for patients to be aware of the common symptoms that accompany an RSV infection. Most healthy children and adults will experience a mild illness with cold-like symptoms when they’re infected with RSV. However, some groups of people are at a higher risk for severe symptoms, including young children with weakened immune systems and older adults with underlying health conditions.
Some of the most common RSV symptoms include:
If you’re in a high-risk group for a severe RSV infection, your illness could develop into something more serious, including pneumonia and bronchiolitis. At AFC Urgent Care Clemson, we are able to diagnose RSV and offer treatment options for mild infections.
To best prevent any potential RSV complications, it’s important to get tested. Visit the walk-in clinic at AFC Urgent Care Clemson to receive an accurate diagnosis of your symptoms. Similar to our COVID-19 PCR testing, our team of licensed medical providers can collect samples for RSV infections using a nasal swab. As mentioned, the symptoms of RSV can feel very similar to a common cold, so it can be difficult for patients to self-diagnose. Visiting the urgent care center is a great resource for families to understand the root cause of their illness and discuss treatment options.
Our medical providers can provide symptom relief for mild to moderate infections of RSV. Typically, we will recommend plenty of rest, hydration and over-the-counter pain relievers to help alleviate symptoms. RSV is a viral infection, which means antibiotics are not used in treatment. However, our providers can examine your symptoms and determine if there is an additional bacterial infection present, such as an ear infection or bacterial pneumonia. In this case, we may prescribe antibiotics.
Please be aware that severe RSV infections for high-risk groups should be treated with emergent care or primary care physicians. Our walk-in clinic is equipped with the ability to diagnose RSV and treat mild to moderate infections. We can always answer your questions and address your concerns, referring you to a specialist if necessary.
Your family’s health and wellness are our top priority. AFC Clemson is open seven days a week, with walk-in visits always welcomed and most major insurance carriers accepted. We have low-cost treatment available for self-paying patients. For more information about RSV testing, or other urgent care services we provide, please contact us directly at (864) 506-8990.