Colder weather brings the promise of holidays, fun in the snow and, unfortunately, cold and flu season. While a cold is a minor annoyance, influenza (“the flu”) can be debilitating, dangerous, and even fatal in some people. Get help fast with our fast and same-day influenza treatment appointments.
Won’t a Flu Shot Help?
A flu shot contains dead virus and acts to build up your immunity to specific strains. Getting the vaccine goes a long way to preventing infection from those strains; however, getting the shot doesn’t guarantee you won’t get another strain of the illness. It could lessen its severity.
Prescription Flu Treatments
Flu makes you miserable. The earlier you see your primary care physician, the sooner he or she can treat you. If you have been exposed to the virus, you may be prescribed a medication that can prevent full-blown illness. These include Oseltamivir (Tamiflu), zanamivir nasal inhaler (Relenza) and, in extreme cases, intravenous peraivir (Rapivab).
We can provide you with flu treatments to ease the symptoms and shorten the duration of your sickness.
Other Remedies for Influenza
If you’re not a candidate for prescription medication, we can help you choose the best over-the-counter treatments to help you feel better. They are not all the same, and your body may not respond typically. Some people are sensitive to antihistamines, cough medicines, and decongestants.
Suffering from the flu? Call right now. Our physicians are here to help! They will look at your health history carefully. They may also use tests based on pharmacogenomics – the role genes play in drug metabolism – to help you determine the safest course of action.