Prompt Flu Treatment for Waltham, MA, Residents
Are you concerned that you might have the flu? If so, don’t hesitate to seek care. Early influenza (flu) treatment can help you feel better sooner, lower your risk of complications, and ensure the effectiveness of antiviral flu medications like Tamiflu (if appropriate for your condition — not all patients need this type of medication). Fortunately, if you’re in Waltham, Massachusetts, or a nearby community, you can rely on PhysicianOne Urgent Care for skilled flu treatment.
Flu vs. Common Cold
Many people have a hard time differentiating between the common cold and the flu, both of which are respiratory illnesses caused by viruses (unlike strep throat and pneumonia, which result from bacterial infections). The cold and the flu produce many of the same symptoms, such as:
- Nasal congestion
- Sore throat
The flu can also cause fever, chills, achiness, and fatigue. These symptoms can occur with a cold as well, but tend to be more common and more severe in cases of the flu. Flu symptoms usually come on much more suddenly than cold symptoms, too. One of the experienced medical providers at our urgent care center can let you know more definitively whether you have a cold or the flu.
Flu Treatment Available on a Walk-In Basis
When you have the flu, you want to feel better as quickly as possible. Fortunately, PhysicianOne Urgent Care offers flu treatment on a walk-in basis, so you can stop in whenever you need care without the hassle of having to schedule an appointment. Our Waltham urgent care center — located next to Starbucks at 1019 Trapelo Road — is open every day of the year with extended hours. We’re proud to offer exceptionally short wait times, but if you’d like to expedite your visit even further, you can check in ahead of time online to reserve your spot in line.