Pneumonia

Pneumonia Treatment From an Urgent Care Center in Hamden, CT

Picture of a sick woman coughing and sitting on a couch with a scarf wrapped around her neck.PhysicianOne Urgent Care’s physician-led medical team offers same-day treatment for non-emergent cases of pneumonia—a lung infection caused by viruses, bacteria, or fungi. As an affiliate of Yale New Haven Health and an accredited member of the Urgent Care Association, our top-rated practice in Hamden, Connecticut, is an excellent place to turn for affordable and convenient pneumonia treatment. Simply walk into our center, reserve an in-person appointment ahead of time, or connect with us online using our 24/7 telemedicine service.

Signs & Symptoms of Pneumonia

Pneumonia symptoms can range from hardly noticeable to life threatening. The most common signs and symptoms of this infection include:

  • Persistent coughing that may produce mucus
  • Fever, sweating, or chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness that worsens when you cough or breathe deeply
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite

People with walking pneumonia (a very mild infection) may experience only slight changes in health and feel like they have a cold.

When to Go to the ER

It’s possible for pneumonia to worsen and become life threatening, particularly for older adults, children younger than two, and immunocompromised individuals. It’s important to call 911 or go to the nearest ER if any of the following symptoms occur:

  • Bluish skin color, lips, or fingernails
  • Trouble breathing
  • An intense headache
  • Confusion or lethargy
  • Severe chest pain
  • A very high fever
  • Persistent vomiting

Pneumonia Treatment Options

Thankfully, most cases of pneumonia are not life threatening and can be treated at fully equipped immediate care centers like PhysicianOne Urgent Care. A patient’s treatment plan may involve antibiotic or antifungal medications, along with medicine to help ease symptoms and prevent complications. Before prescribing treatment, we’ll rule out other possible causes of symptoms, such as COVID-19 and bronchitis.

Breathe easy again! Visit PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Hamden today to receive pneumonia treatment from friendly and knowledgeable professionals. Our practice accepts most health insurances and serves patients of all ages.

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