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Niagara Falls Urgent Care

Urgent Care located in Niagara Falls, NY

Cold And Flu Specialist

You wake up in the morning, and immediately you know that something is wrong—you’re weak, you have a killer headache, a cough, and you feel sick to your stomach—so what do you do? Get to the doctor as fast as you can. By working with a reputable doctor from Niagara Falls Urgent Care in Niagara, New York, you’re giving yourself access to exceptional flu treatment that will get you back on your feet in no time.

Cold and Flu Q & A

Niagara Falls Urgent Care

What is the Flu?

The flu, also known as influenza, is a viral infection that attacks your nose, throat, and lungs, which all make up your respiratory system. Flu symptoms include weakness, flushed skin, headaches, dry cough, sore throat, runny nose, and aching joints, and because of the flu’s contagious nature, can keep people out of work for an extended period depending on the severity of the condition.

While for most, it’s easy to overcome the flu, those with weak or developing immune systems may experience complications that are more serious, even to the point of it being deadly. For children under 5, adults older than 65, pregnant women, and those with chronic illnesses, you need to consult with a doctor as soon as you’re experiencing the symptoms of the flu.

How Can I Prevent Myself From Getting the Flu?

In all medicine, the best thing that you can do for your body is to be proactive. Annually, it’s recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that you receive a vaccination, which provides you with protection from the most common strains of the influenza virus that year. Get your vaccination by visiting Niagara Falls Urgent Care today.

By getting vaccinated, washing your hands frequently, avoiding coughing and sneezing into your hands (contaminating them as a result), and avoiding crowds where the flu may be spreading, you’re doing what you can to prevent yourself from getting the flu. Even if you have the vaccine, it’s still important to be cautious. While the influenza vaccination works well, it’s not 100% effective.

How is the Flu Treated if I Already Have It?

If you have the flu, the first thing you need to understand is that you’re highly contagious. Because of this, you need to avoid contact with other people as much as you possibly can. While at home, you should be resting and drinking plenty of fluids.

Depending on the severity of your condition, your doctor may prescribe you medicine that can shorten the length of your symptoms. Come into Niagara Falls Urgent Care so that we can determine if you have the flu and recommend the best treatment plan for your body.

Accepted Insurance Providers

Niagara Falls Urgent Care works with most major insurance plans. If you have any questions, feel free to give our office a call and one of our knowledgeable staff members will be happy to help.

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    "I've been here twice and was seen immediately both times. The staff had every reason to be annoyed with me and my toddler but instead they were extremely helpful..."

    Alexis T.
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    "In and out quick. Very attentive and delightful staff! Stacey, Tan and Michelle did a great job putting my finger back together!"

    David P.
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    "I can't say enough how kind and pleasant the staff was. They did their best to be quick as my little guy was very cranky. We were in and out..."

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Location
Niagara Falls Urgent Care
3117 Military Road, Suite 2
Niagara Falls, NY 14304
Phone: 716-297-2052
Fax: 716-215-6170
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716-297-2052