Top-of-the-Line Asthma Treatment Available for Franklin, MA, Residents
Living with asthma can be challenging. Thankfully, you don’t have to schedule an appointment and wait to speak with your primary care doctor if your symptoms are making you uncomfortable. You can speak with a medical professional in Franklin, Massachusetts, quickly thanks to PhysicianOne Urgent Care. All of our medical centers are open 365 days per year at flexible hours that will work for your schedule. Plus, we offer Virtual Visits if you prefer to seek treatment from the comfort of your home.
What Causes Asthma Flare-Ups and Attacks?
Asthma is fairly common, affecting more than 25 million Americans according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There are multiple types of asthma, and the symptoms can vary depending on what type you have. Some people experience mild symptoms on a consistent basis, while others notice that symptoms show up as asthma “attacks” or flare-ups and are triggered by external sources like tobacco smoke, mold, pet hair, air pollution, and dust mites.
What Are Common Symptoms and When Should You Seek Treatment?
Some common asthma symptoms include coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, trouble speaking and sleeping, and shortness of breath. Usually, these symptoms can clear up with help from an inhaler or a professional medical team, like the one at PhysicianOne Urgent Care. However, if you experience shortness of breath or wheezing that rapidly worsens or shortness of breath after very mild physical activity, you should call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room as soon as possible.
We’re Here for You
For more information on the services PhysicianOne Urgent Care offers to Franklin residents experiencing asthma symptoms, contact us today at 860-650-3848. You can also schedule a Virtual Visit via our website.