Treating Pneumonia at Our Waterbury, CT, Urgent Care Center
If you need treatment for pneumonia—a bacterial, fungal, or viral infection that causes the lungs’ air sacs to become inflamed—you can turn to PhysicianOne Urgent Care. We’re pleased to treat patients throughout Waterbury, Connecticut, and the surrounding area.
Pneumonia vs. Walking Pneumonia
You may have heard the term “walking pneumonia” and wondered how it differs from regular pneumonia. Standard pneumonia often requires at least a few days of bed rest or, in especially severe cases, hospitalization. Walking pneumonia (also referred to as “atypical pneumonia”) is a considerably milder version of this condition and generally doesn’t require any bed rest.
So, what does each type of pneumonia feel like? Traditional pneumonia symptoms often include a high fever (greater than 101° F), a wet cough (one producing phlegm), shortness of breath, and fatigue. Walking pneumonia symptoms, on the other hand, typically involve a mild fever, a dry cough, and labored breathing. Both types may cause chills, chest pain, a headache, a sore throat, and loss of appetite. An experienced medical provider—such as the ones at PhysicianOne Urgent Care—can determine whether you have regular pneumonia, walking pneumonia, or another condition entirely and recommend a customized course of treatment.
Walk-In Pneumonia Treatment Near You
If you’re experiencing life-threatening pneumonia symptoms—possibly including a very high fever, difficulty breathing, severe headache or chest pain, dizziness, persistent vomiting, lethargy, confusion, or bluish lips, skin, or fingernails—you should call 911 or get to a nearby hospital as quickly as possible. Otherwise, you can rely on PhysicianOne Urgent Care for pneumonia treatment. Our Waterbury immediate care center is open 365 days per year with extended hours, and we offer walk-in availability, scheduled appointments, and 24/7 telemedicine services. Visit us today at 920 Wolcott Street, in the Naugatuck Valley Shopping Center.