The Flu is a respiratory illness. It spreads easily from person to person. The Flu can make you feel like you have a bad cold, with a stuffy nose, sneezing, and sore throat. Those symptoms can last for up to two weeks. The family doctors at Total Access MD are experienced in treating the Flu and can also administer flu shots to reduce your risk for infection. If you are in and around Pasadena, Tx then walk into Clinica Hispana Pasadena for treatment or to schedule your flu shot.
FAQs about Flu and Flu Vaccines
What is the Flu and what are the symptoms?
The Flu or influenza is an infectious viral disease. The onset of fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, running nose, headaches, loss of appetite, fatigue and generalized aches and pains are very common with this illness. The Flu spreads through the air via coughing, sneezing, or even talking. You can contract the Flu by breathing in air that contains a virus or by touching your eyes, mouth, or nose after having touched any surface with the virus on them. The virus typically enters your body through the respiratory tract (nose, throat, and lungs). However, the virus can also enter your body through your eyes, ears, mouth, or broken skin (such as a sore).
The throat pain may be severe enough to make swallowing difficult. In some cases, you might also have nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. You should visit your family physician, if you suspect you have the Flu
How is Flu diagnosed and treated?
The physicians at Total Access MD may suggest that you have a rapid flu test performed. This test allows your doctor to confirm within 15 minutes if you have the Flu or not. The rapid flu test consists of a swabbing and then sending the sample to a lab for evaluation. Physicians are able to receive results within approximately an hour from being received at the lab. The rapid flu test is fast and painless, as it does not require an injection or blood draw.
For most people medical care or antiviral drugs are not necessary and they recover on their own. However, if you have other health conditions like diabetes, respiratory conditions, heart conditions, then immediate treatment is important. Antiviral medications can ameliorate the illness and prevent other complications.
What are flu shots?
Flu shots are vaccines against the Flu. The CDC or Center for Disease Control & Prevention recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone. Flu vaccines are recommended by the CDC as an important way to reduce the risk of serious illness and death due to Flu. The seasonal influenza vaccine provides protection against the influenza viruses research indicates will be most common during that season.
Flu Treatment and Flu Shots in Pasadena, Texas
Clinica Hispana Pasadena is located in the heart of Pasadena, Texas. Let our doctors provide care for your family against the Flu, common colds and other conditions. You can also get a seasonal flu shot and avoid complications. Walk into our offices on Pasadena Boulevard or call us to schedule an appointment.