Feeling light-headed, fatigue or cold symptoms? While there are numerous illnesses that are prevalent during flu season, influenza may perhaps be the most common and serious of these pesky winter illnesses.

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 physicians provide prompt flu diagnosis, and can even test for other winter illnesses, such as strep throat using our convenient on-site lab.

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 walk-in flu diagnosis and treatment, visit us at our convenient urgent care center in North Andover, MA. For more information, call us at 978-470-0800. To access our flu medical services, you can either book an appointment online, or walk into our center any day of the week.