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Walk-In Flu Treatment at Our Urgent Care Center in Franklin, MA

Picture of a sick man sitting on a couch under blankets, holding a mug in his left hand and holding his right hand to his head in pain.Many people in Franklin, Massachusetts, and beyond have long turned to PhysicianOne Urgent Care for their annual flu shots. But did you know that we also offer flu treatment? If you’re experiencing flu symptoms—possibly including a fever, chills, headache, body aches, fatigue, nasal congestion, coughing, and a sore throat—you can count on us to confirm your diagnosis and recommend a treatment plan that’s customized to your specific needs.

Influenza Treatment Options

Flu treatment often consists of at-home measures, which may include a combination of the following:

  • Resting
  • Staying hydrated
  • Taking over-the-counter medication (for example, a pain reliever or a nasal decongestant)

In some instances, however, we will prescribe antiviral medication to treat the flu. While this type of flu medication isn’t appropriate for everyone, we may recommend it for individuals who have a higher risk of experiencing complications, such as those who are immunocompromised, pregnant, or over the age of 65.

Don’t Wait to Get the Relief You Deserve

If you’re experiencing flu symptoms, it’s important to promptly seek care. In the event that you do qualify for antiviral flu medication, it will be most effective if you take it within 48 hours after you begin experiencing symptoms. And even if you don’t end up needing to take an antiviral, speaking to a professional will put you on the road to relief as early as possible.

Luckily, PhysicianOne Urgent Care makes it easy for Franklin residents and visitors to receive flu treatment. Our local immediate care center—which you’ll find at 648 Old West Central Street, near Starbucks—is open every day of the year with extended hours and doesn’t require appointments. We also offer 24/7 telemedicine services for patients who prefer to receive care remotely. If you have any questions, call us at 860-650-3848 and speak to one of our friendly team members.

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