Upper Respiratory Infection Specialist
Little Village Immediate Care
Family Medicine & Immediate Care located in Little Village , IL
STDs can cause genital pain, swelling, and abnormal discharge, but in most cases can clear up with proper medical treatment. If you’ve been exposed to an STD or suspect you might be infected, visit Little Village Immediate Care for quick, confidential testing and treatment. The practice is open every day and offers private testing and non-judgmental counseling for STDs, along with treatment to clear up your infection and help you get back to normal. Schedule a visit online, by phone, or walk in today.
Upper Respiratory Infection:
An upper respiratory infection is the medical term for the common cold. The common cold is caused by a virus that inflames the membranes that line the nose, sinuses, and throat. Children tend to experience six to eight colds per year, though they can get sick more often if they’re in school or daycare. Most adults tend to get colds once or twice per year.
The most common signs of an upper respiratory infection — or common cold — include:
The common cold can be caused by more than 200 different viruses, though the rhinovirus is the most common cause. “Cold season” occurs from late August to March or April, which is when most children and adults are indoors more often and the chance of cross-contamination is higher. Upper respiratory infections also occur when the weather is less humid and your nasal passages dry out, making you more susceptible to infection.
You can catch a cold through physical contact with an infected person and through the air. When an infected person coughs or sneezes, particles of fluid containing the virus enter the air and can be inhaled, spreading the virus to others. This is why the providers always recommend covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
If you or your child are showing signs of an upper respiratory infection, visit Little Village Immediate Care for treatment. The providers offer different treatment options depending on the patient’s age, overall health, and severity of symptoms.
Treatment may include:
The providers also offer recommendations to reduce the risk of spreading the virus throughout your family.
Don’t suffer with a cold any longer, call or schedule a visit online at Little Village Immediate Care. Walk-ins are welcome, too.