Flu Tests & Treatment in the Ridgefield, CT, Area
PhysicianOne Urgent Care is the facility to visit for patients in the Ridgefield, Connecticut, area who think they have the flu. You’ll be seen by an experienced medical provider who will first learn about your symptoms to determine if a flu test is right for you. In many cases, flu-like symptoms can be present in other types of illnesses, like the common cold, respiratory infections, mono, and strep throat, and the provider you see will want to rule out these other infections in order to provide a proper diagnosis. If administering a flu test is the appropriate course of action, your provider will swab the inside of your nose or the back of your throat to collect the necessary samples. Results take only about 15 minutes and before you know it, you’ll be on your way home with a comprehensive treatment plan.
Do I Need a Flu Test?
You probably will not need a flu test in order to receive treatment, as flu tests are not 100% accurate, nor are they always used as a diagnostic tool. While many people can recover from the flu at home by simply resting, staying hydrated, and taking an over-the-counter pain reliever, this is not the appropriate course of action for everyone. That’s one reason why it’s important to see a medical care provider within 48 hours of experiencing flu-like symptoms, to ensure you’re following the best treatment plan for your condition. Another reason for prompt medical care is because antiviral drugs are most effective if given within 48 hours of the onset of symptoms.
Adults age 65 and older, young children, women who are pregnant, and individuals with a history of asthma, heart disease, diabetes, or weakened immune systems should see a medical provider immediately once they suspect they have the flu. At PhysicianOne Urgent Care, you can stop by seven days per week and we’re open for extended hours in the evening for further convenience. If you are diagnosed with the flu, we will likely prescribe antiviral drugs to help ease your symptoms and lessen the chance of complications from the flu.
Visit Us Today
If you want to receive flu treatment from the team at PhysicianOne Urgent Care, visit our facility in Ridgefield today. You can check in online and wait in the comfort of your home until it’s time to come in.