Well, it’s that time of the year, isn’t it? Frigid temperatures, whipping winds, snow, and ice are on their way. And with them come coughs, colds, and sore throats. It’s no fun to think about that, but here at Prime Immediate and Primary Care, it’s a reality that we face head on. Certainly, it makes sense to take reasonable precautions such as bundling up when you go out, keeping your head and neck covered, and washing your hands frequently. If and when you do find yourself suffering with symptoms like a raw and scratchy throat, persistent cough, sniffles, runny nose, and more, you can count on our Naperville urgent care services to help you in a timely manner.
Why does a cough develop in the first place? It could be viral in nature, or it could be bacterial. In the winter weather, those are very common. However, allergies, asthma, heartburn, and even the side-effects of certain prescription medications may also be the root cause of your cough. You should come in to be examined and diagnosed. As soon as our Naperville urgent care services are able to make a determination as to what is responsible for your cough, the appropriate treatment can be identified and administered. Antibiotics may be the best method if your cough is the result of bacteria, but are not effective for viruses. Sometimes, nebulizer treatments, done in our office, offer excellent outcomes to relieve your symptoms. Sore throats may exist with our without a cough. Our on-site lab will have results quickly. And colds are often more bothersome and frustrating than uncomfortable. Nevertheless, our Naperville urgent care services are here for you. Sometimes, what seems like a cold is in actuality something more serious, such as flu. It is best to be cautious.
When the indications of winter make themselves known with coughs, sore throats, and colds, contact us right away and we will have you seen ad quickly as possible.