Acute Illness (Cold, Diarrhea, Fever, Flu, and Vomiting) – Fort Worth, TX*

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Overview

Among the winter months, a great number of our patients are diagnosed with strains of the common cold and flu. The symptoms of the two are commonly confused and can only be properly diagnosed with lab testing. If left undiagnosed, the flu can cause severe dehydration, malnutrition, and further complications. If you are suffering from vomiting, fever, and diarrhea, you could be suffering from a cold or the flu, and University Urgent Care in Fort Worth, TX can help. Our physicians are board certified in emergency medicine and are equipped to quickly diagnose your condition. Our facility serves the Paschal, TCU, Frisco Heights, and Tanglewood areas and features a state-of-the-art, onsite laboratory, for your convenience.

Seeking Medical Care

People who have diminished immune systems, chronic inflammation, have had an organ or bone marrow transplant, are undergoing chemotherapy, or have HIV/AIDS need to seek medical treatment at the earliest signs of sickness. In healthy individuals, the cold or flu can often be treated at home with rest and hydration. However, you should seek medical treatment at University Urgent Care if you exhibit the following symptoms:

  • Fever over 103º F, or a low-grade fever persisting for three or more days
  • Sweating while also feeling cold
  • Chest pain
  • Severe headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Continuous vomiting and/or diarrhea

What to Expect

Upon your arrival to University Urgent Care, our physicians will assess your symptoms and ask you about your medical history, as well as any medications you may be taking. They will then perform a thorough examination. Typically our physicians will request lab work to determine the root cause of your symptoms. Our onsite laboratory features advanced technology and can return test results in as little as 15 minutes on most occasions. After diagnosis, our physicians will decide the best treatment option for you. This could include anti-nausea medications, flu medications, or instructions to simply rest and rehydrate.

After Your Visit

Regardless of your diagnosis and recommended treatment, resting is highly important to your recovery. As cold and flu viruses are spread by germs, we strongly encourage you to remain at home during your illness. During this time, we recommend you keep hydrated and rest. If our physicians prescribe your medication, it is important that you fill them and begin taking them as soon as possible. You should continue taking your medicine for the full length of time prescribed, even if you begin to feel better. If your symptoms do not subside or you begin to feel worse, you should return to University Urgent Care for further medical treatment.

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Illness Relief Starts Here

Cold and flu season return in full force year after year, and unfortunately most of us are all too familiar with their company. University Urgent Care in Fort Worth, TX has a highly skilled medical staff and an advanced facility, equipped to diagnose and treat your illness in a time efficient manner so that you can feel better, faster. If you are suffering from these symptoms and are desperate for relief, stop by University Urgent Care today. Our facility is open seven days a week, staffed with qualified individuals and featuring private examination rooms to assist us in seeing you to recovery.

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