Urgent Care for Colds in Davie, FL
Doctors at Quick Family Urgent Care in Davie, FL Provide Immediate Care for Colds and Coughs. We Treat Children & Adults of All Ages. Walk in Now.
Some people say that when you have a cough or cold, you should stay home and wait it out, but why would you do that when you can ease your symptoms at an urgent care clinic? Also, the symptoms of coughs and colds can be similar to symptoms of the flu, or even certain infections that could last a long time unless they’re treated, so if you have symptoms, you should consider getting diagnosed at an urgent care clinic.
The common cold isn’t serious, but it can be hard to tell if that’s all it is, and you can get better more quickly by going to urgent care for treatment. For urgent care for colds in Davie FL, come see us here at Quick Family Urgent Care.
Can I go to an urgent care for a cough? Can you go to urgent care for a cold?
Yes and yes! You can go to urgent care for a cough or a cold or really, for any ailment whatsoever. That’s because urgent care is able to take on patients with any minor, non-life-threatening illness or injury. And with Quick Family Urgent Care, we’re able to take on patients of just about any age, from 6 months and up.
With urgent care, you’ll be able to receive the proper diagnosis to determine the cause of your cough. Viruses or bacteria can cause a cough, but other issues can too. Sometimes the cause is asthma, which is common in young children, and other times the cause is a kind of medication. Each of these causes requires a different treatment which urgent care can provide.
And as for colds, at an urgent care clinic you’ll be able to receive treatments to ease the symptoms, like sore throat and nasal sprays, pain medication, and certain cough or cold medications (like decongestants and antihistamines).
When should I go to urgent care for a cold?
You should definitely go to urgent care if your cold hasn’t cleared up after two weeks. That’s the most amount of time a cold should last. You should also go to urgent care if you’ve been experiencing shortness of breath, pain throughout your chest, trouble keeping food down, or a high fever.
Really, there’s no wrong time to go to urgent care for a cold, unless your symptoms are serious and you need to go to the hospital instead.
Is it better to go to an urgent care vs hospital for a cold?
This is a great question because although the common cold is rarely a significant problem, sometimes the symptoms can be, especially for newborns, and other times you could actually be experiencing symptoms of a serious problem like pneumonia. You should go to urgent care for mild cold symptoms, but you should go to the hospital instead if you (or a loved one) is experiencing:
- A lasting fever over 102 degrees (or any fever in newborns under 3 months of age)
- Trouble breathing
- Severe pain throughout the chest or stomach
- Vertigo or lightheadedness
- Severe vomiting
- Serious dehydration
What is the difference between flu vs cold?
Both are respiratory illnesses with similar symptoms, but they’re caused by different viruses, and some of the symptoms are different. With the flu, patients will usually experience fever, aches, chills, fatigue, and headaches, but these symptoms are rare with colds. Also, the flu can have some serious health complications, especially in newborns. Proper diagnosis is necessary.
If you or a loved one has any symptoms of a cold, then come to Quick Family Urgent Care for relief. We’ll make absolutely sure that all you have is a cold and nothing serious. Our clinic is located over at 4301 South Flamingo Road Suite 102 Davie, FL 33330, and we’re open 7 days a week to serve you better. You can call us at (954) 361-1021 for an appointment or simply walk in for a same-day appointment!
We look forward to your visit here at Quick Family Urgent Care.