Cough Symptoms Evaluated at an Urgent Care Center in Manchester, CT
A cough is your body’s way of getting rid of an irritant in your respiratory system. In the case of a wet (or productive) cough, the irritant is mucus that needs to be expelled and is an indication that your body is battling an infection, most likely the common cold or the flu. A dry cough—a cough that doesn’t produce mucus—can also be a sign of infection or that you’re dealing with allergies. In either case of a wet or dry cough, you should be able to find relief from your symptoms with simple, at-home remedies:
- Sucking on cough drops
- Taking an over-the-counter cough suppressant
- Staying hydrated
- Sipping on tea with honey
- Taking a steam shower
- Gargling with salt water
If your cough symptoms haven’t gone away after a few weeks or if you’re coughing up yellow or green mucus and/or have a fever, come to PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Manchester, Connecticut, for cough treatment from experienced providers.
Medical Treatment for Coughs
While the underlying reason for most coughs is a viral infection that will usually get better with time, in certain cases, a bacterial infection is the cause. If so, we can prescribe an antibiotic that will get you on the road to wellness. It’s important to take the entire regimen of antibiotics, even if you feel better before you’re finished, to fully clear up the infection.
Our urgent care center in Manchester is open every day of the year and we offer a convenient online check-in system to expedite your visit. If you need prompt treatment for cough symptoms, stop by today and we’ll take care of you. We also provide evaluation and testing for COVID-19, which may be appropriate for you if you’re dealing with a dry cough. Click here to learn more.