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Cold & Flu Treatment at AFC Urgent Care Short Hills

Treating Cold & Flu Symptoms in Short Hills, NJ

Cold and flu symptoms can be uncomfortable and disruptive to your daily life. While they are both respiratory illnesses, they are caused by different viruses and have slightly different symptoms. It's important to be able to distinguish between the two so that you find the proper treatment and prevent the spread of illness to others.

At AFC Urgent Care Short Hills, our licensed board-certified medical providers are experienced in treating cold and flu symptoms in patients of all ages. If your symptoms aren’t going away, or they are worsening overtime, it’s important to seek medical care. Simply visit the clinic on a walk-in basis or book an appointment online today.

Cold and Flu Symptoms Treated near Chatham, NJ

While many symptoms of these illnesses overlap, influenza is typically more severe than a common cold. The symptoms listed below can give you a better idea of how to distinguish each condition. Visit AFC Short Hills for a more accurate diagnosis from one of our medical providers, via a physical exam and samples tested in our on-site lab.

Cold symptoms typically appear gradually and can include:

  • Sneezing
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Congestion
  • Mild body aches or headache
  • Fatigue

Flu symptoms tend to come on suddenly and can be more severe than cold symptoms. They can include:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Body aches
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Dry cough
  • Sore throat
  • Nasal congestion

Cold & Flu Treatment Available at AFC Short Hills

Preventing illnesses like the common cold and influenza is important in maintaining your health throughout the year. The most effective way to avoid getting infected with the flu is by receiving your flu shot at AFC Short Hills. There is no specific vaccine to prevent a cold, so make sure to practice good hygiene. This includes washing your hands frequently with soap and water, covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, and avoiding touching your face.

If your symptoms are severe or you are at high risk of complications, it's important to seek professional medical care. Depending on your condition, we may recommend taking over-the-counter medications or we will prescribe appropriate medication to alleviate your symptoms. Together, we can help plan treatments to help manage your symptoms and reduce the risk of complications.

Visit AFC Urgent Care Short Hills for General Illness Treatment

If you are dealing with any symptoms of cold or flu, visit AFC Urgent Care Short Hills for testing and treatment. Our walk-in clinic is a great resource for patients to receive affordable, convenient, and quick care. For same-day general illness treatment, visit us today. For any additional questions about cold and flu treatment, or other urgent care services we provide, please call us directly at (973) 671-5350.

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AFC Urgent Care FAQs

  • Why choose AFC for Urgent Care?

    With state-of-the-art centers and a professional medical team, AFC provides on-site X-rays, labs, procedures, and more!

  • What's the difference between AFC Urgent Care and emergency room services?

    Urgent care is for medical conditions that require prompt attention but do not pose an immediate threat to your health or life. Here is a simple rule of thumb: if your medical issues(s) are life threatening, call 911, or go directly to a hospital emergency room. If not, an urgent care center such as AFC is an excellent alternative.

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