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Are Flu Tests Necessary for an Accurate Diagnosis?

Flu Test Waterbury, CTComing down with the flu can be one of the most miserable experiences. From body aches and fevers to chills and congestion, it is something to avoid if at all possible. Flu symptoms are so identifiable that often, a medical care provider can diagnose the flu without administering a flu test.
Unfortunately, even if you’ve had the flu shot, you can still fall victim to this illness. If you suspect you have the flu, you’ll want to get diagnosed within 48 hours of experiencing flu symptoms because anti-viral medications are most effective within the 48-hour timeframe. And, if you live in Waterbury, Connecticut, or a surrounding area, you can head to PhysicianOne Urgent Care to receive a flu diagnosis and treatment. We are open 365 days per year and offer extended hours to make seeking flu care as convenient as possible.

What Does a Flu Test Entail?

When you visit PhysicianOne Urgent Care, you’ll be seen by one of our experienced medical professionals. They will learn about your symptoms, perform an exam, and in most cases, can diagnose the flu without performing a flu test. In some cases, our team will administer a flu test if we feel it’s appropriate. This consists of swabbing the inside of your nose and back of your throat, and the results can be ready in as little as 15 minutes.
If we diagnose you with the flu, we will recommend an appropriate course of action that will be designed to alleviate your symptoms and get you feeling better as quickly as possible. Treatment could consist of anything from antiviral drugs to over-the-counter pain medications and getting a lot of rest.

Visit Us Today

To learn more about the flu diagnosis and flu treatment services we provide for patients in Waterbury or a surrounding area, stop by PhysicianOne Urgent Care today. Appointments are never needed and you can even check in online to skip the wait.

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