Cough Symptoms Promptly Evaluated in Medford, MA
Most cough symptoms can be treated at home with over-the-counter medication and warm beverages like tea with honey. A cough is often a symptom of the common cold and will generally go away after a few days. However, if your cough is lingering around for weeks or if it’s accompanied by a fever, green or yellow mucus, shortness of breath, or any other worrisome symptoms, come to PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Medford, Massachusetts, for prompt cough treatment. Our facility is open seven days per week with extended evening hours and staffed with experienced practitioners who can help you find relief from your cough symptoms.
Dry vs. Wet Cough
There are two types of coughs: dry coughs and wet coughs. A wet cough is considered a “productive” cough, as it pushes mucus out of your respiratory system. This type of cough is most commonly associated with colds and the flu. A dry cough, on the other hand, doesn’t bring up any mucus, but since there is inflammation or an irritant in your respiratory tract, you may feel like there’s a constant tickle in your throat. Dry coughs are often caused by upper respiratory infections or other medical conditions, such as allergies, asthma, and GERD.
A dry cough is also one of the most common symptoms of COVID-19. PhysicianOne Urgent Care offers evaluation and testing for COVID-19, so if you’re concerned this virus may be the reason behind your cough symptoms, feel free to check out our testing page to find out more information.
Visit Us Today
If you would like your cough symptoms evaluated by the team at PhysicianOne Urgent Care, stop by today. You can check in online to expedite your visit, although our wait times are generally brief. Our urgent care center in Medford is located at 4110 Mystic Valley Parkway in the Wellington Circle Plaza.