Prompt Treatment for Cough Symptoms in Glastonbury, CT
If you’re experiencing a persistent cough, you can turn to PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Glastonbury, Connecticut, for immediate care treatment. We were the first urgent care center in the state to be certified by the Urgent Care Association (UCA), and we’re pleased to be affiliated with the Yale New Haven Health System.
Wet & Dry Cough Causes
Do you have a wet cough or a dry cough? They can have different causes, so distinguishing between them can ensure you receive the appropriate treatment. A wet cough (also referred to as a “productive cough”) is one that brings up mucus, and is often caused by the common cold, the flu, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, or COPD. If you have a wet cough, you may also experience a runny nose and a postnasal drip.
A dry cough, on the other hand, is one that doesn’t bring up mucus, and often results from irritation or inflammation within the respiratory tract. Some of the most common causes of a dry cough include:
- Environmental irritants (including air pollution, dust, and smoke)
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Upper respiratory infections (including the common cold and the flu)
Another potential cause of a dry cough is coronavirus (COVID-19). While it’s much more likely that your cough has resulted from one of the conditions listed above, it’s also understandable that you might be worried about the possibility of having COVID-19 given the current state of affairs. If you’re concerned, we invite you to visit this page to learn about our testing options.
No Need for an Appointment
If you’re in Glastonbury or the nearby area, you won’t need to travel far for treatment of your cough symptoms. PhysicianOne Urgent Care’s nearby immediate care center is located at 2928 Main Street, close to I-91 and CT-3. We offer cough treatment on a walk-in basis, so simply stop in whenever it’s most convenient for you—we’re open 365 days per year with extended hours—or reserve your spot in line using our online check-in system. If you’d prefer a virtual visit rather than an in-person one, you’ll be glad to know that we also offer telehealth services for our patients.