Why a Flu Test Might Not Be Needed to Diagnose the Flu

Flu Test Southbury CT

If you think you’ve come down with the flu, you’ll want to be seen by a doctor within 48 hours of experiencing symptoms. Speed is of the essence when receiving flu treatment because anti-viral drugs are most effective within 48 hours of the onset of symptoms. While you may think that you will have to wait for an appointment with your primary doctor or head to a crowded and pricey emergency room, that’s not always the case. If you live in Southbury, Connecticut, or a surrounding area, you can visit PhysicianOne Urgent Care on a walk-in basis to receive an examination to confirm a flu diagnosis 365 days per year.

Do I Need a Flu Test?

Although not everyone needs a flu test to be diagnosed, there are some cases where a flu test might be necessary. The most important thing to do is visit a doctor as soon as you suspect you have the flu or have been exposed to the virus. While you might think that coming down with the flu is something you can just sleep off, it can actually be very serious, and in some cases, lead to major health complications.

In and Out in No Time

When you visit PhysicianOne Urgent Care, you will be seen quickly by one of our experienced medical professionals. They should be able to determine whether or not you have the flu through a physical exam and talking to you about your symptoms. If they determine that you need a flu test, they will administer one by swabbing the back of your throat or the inside of your nose. The results can be ready in as little as 15 minutes. Regardless of whether you receive a flu test or not, we will recommend a treatment plan that will be aimed at getting you back to full strength as soon as possible.
If you think you may have the flu, visit PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Southbury today. And, to make the process even easier, you can check in online to skip the wait.

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I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the attention you gave me last week. My son was started on antibiotics and ear drops. Within 24 hours he began to feel better. The poor kid had been going to school in tears because he was afraid of missing any more days, but feeling (and looking) just awful! He's not been able to even think about lacrosse practice, but thanks to starting him on antibiotics, he was thrilled to return to practice today.
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