Bronchitis Treatment for Residents & Visitors of Hamden, CT
Having bronchitis can be miserable. There’s the cough that may feel never-ending, the fatigue that makes you want to sleep all day, and the congestion that becomes a constant (annoying) companion. At PhysicianOne Urgent Care, we understand that when you want treatment for your bronchitis symptoms, you want it fast. That’s why our facility in Hamden, Connecticut, is open every day of the year with extended hours. Visit us when you need care—we’ve got you.
Medical Treatment for Bronchitis
While a case of bronchitis doesn’t always warrant a trip to your local urgent care center, you may want to seek care if your symptoms feel especially severe or if your cough has been lingering for more than three weeks. Shortness of breath, a high fever, and discolored or bloody mucus are also reasons to visit us for bronchitis treatment.
Bronchitis is most commonly a viral infection, which means antibiotics aren’t effective for symptom relief. We typically recommend other medications that can help, such as a cough suppressant, a fever reducer, or nasal spray. We may conduct a sputum test that can determine if your symptoms are caused by a bacterial infection. If so, we can then prescribe antibiotic medication.
Is It COVID-19?
Nowadays, being sick isn’t just an annoyance; it can also be cause for concern. You may be worried that your symptoms are actually a sign of COVID-19 and not bronchitis, especially since the two conditions produce many of the same symptoms. At PhysicianOne Urgent Care, we can conduct COVID-19 testing—we offer both rapid and PCR tests—to make sure your symptoms aren’t caused by this virus.
If you’re in need of prompt bronchitis treatment in Hamden, come to PhysicianOne Urgent Care. We are here for you.