Upper respiratory infection are still possible even in the middle of a warm Tampa winter, with the cold, flu and strep throat making their way through the area. Whether you live in Florida full-time or are visiting on vacation, your immune system may be vulnerable to developing an infection or catching a virus. Early symptoms can be treated at home with over-the-counter medications and rest, but more progressed and serious cases will require a doctor’s visit for care. Open seven days a week, AFC Urgent Care Tampa offers a convenient solution to receive walk-in care for upper respiratory infections.
Symptoms of upper respiratory infections
Depending on the type of upper respiratory infection you have and where the infection itself is located, you may exhibit different symptoms. Not each illness may exhibit the same symptoms, and not each one may be felt at the same time. Symptoms routinely treated at AFC Urgent Care include:
- Chest congestion
- Sinus pain and fullness
- Stuffed or running nose
- Sore throat
- Body aches
If you experience more severe symptoms, you should visit your local emergency room immediately for emergency treatment. Severe symptoms include difficulty breathing, dizziness and a high fever over 102 F. if you or your young children have recently recovered from an ear infection, they may be more vulnerable to developing an upper respiratory infection.
Upper Respiratory Infection Treatment in Citrus Park & Tampa, FL
If you begin to develop symptoms of an upper respiratory infection, visit AFC Urgent Care Tampa for walk-in diagnosis and treatment! We offer rapid strep testing in our on-site lab, with results available in minutes so we can begin treatment as soon as possible. Most major insurance carriers are accepted. If you have questions about symptoms or treatment, please call 813-960-1100.