Flu Treatment

Treatment for the Flu in North Andover, MA

The differences between these infections and viruses are often subtle, which makes it necessary to receive prompt medical attention as they range in their seriousness. For instance, with the flu, infants and elderly people often suffer from life-threatening symptoms if they don’t receive medical care. This is why it is important to receive flu diagnosis, even if you think you may just have a nasty cold.
At AFC Urgent Care North Andover, our board-certified Providers provide prompt flu diagnosis, and can even test for other winter illnesses, such as strep throat using our convenient on-site lab.
Some common flu-like symptoms you may experience include:

  • Body ache
  • Chest discomfort
  • Chills
  • Dehydration
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Flushing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Sweating

For treatment, our medical team may administer medicine to alleviate certain symptoms. But in most cases, our providers will quickly diagnose the illness and offer the necessary guidance and advice to help expedite the healing process. In general, proper rest is the best medicine to treat influenza. For certain at-risk people, we may recommend visiting the emergency room as they can offer emergency care if symptoms become life-threatening.
For more information about our flu shots or treatment for influenza, please call us at 978-470-0800.