Same-Day Care for Cold and Flu in Glendale CA

Need Same-Day Care for Cold and Flu Symptoms in Glendale, CA?

Picture of a woman sneezing into a tissue.If you have a cold or influenza (the flu), you need symptom relief fast. Fortunately, if you are in Glendale, California, or the surrounding area, you can rely on Vituity Family Medicine Center for cold and flu treatment. Our practice is part of Vituity—a physician-owned and -led partnership that serves more than 8 million patients each year—and we are pleased to offer care for colds and the flu, with the same conveniences you’d find at an urgent care. When you come in for treatment, we will diagnose precisely what is causing your symptoms and supply you with customized treatment recommendations.

What Causes Colds and the Flu?

The common cold and the flu are both contagious respiratory illnesses caused by viruses. While colds can result from more than 200 different types of viruses (most commonly rhinoviruses), the flu can only be caused by influenza viruses.

Because colds and the flu can be spread through the tiny droplets produced when someone sneezes, coughs, or talks, taking the following steps can help you avoid getting sick:

  • Avoid close contact with individuals who are ill.
  • Wash your hands regularly (or use hand sanitizer if you do not have access to soap and water).
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, especially if someone using them is sick.

You should also eat a nutritious diet, stay hydrated, keep up with exercise, and get plenty of sleep to help ensure that your immune system is functioning at its peak. You may also want to consider getting a flu vaccination (flu shot), which protects against the influenza viruses that researchers predict will be most prevalent each season. Vituity Family Medicine Center offers flu vaccines at its Glendale clinic.

Common Cold and Flu Symptoms

The common cold and the flu can produce similar symptoms, including:

  • Sneezing
  • Congestion
  • Sore throat
  • Coughing
  • Chest discomfort
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness

While colds are more likely to cause sneezing, a runny or stuffy nose, and throat soreness, the flu is more likely to produce a fever, chills, a headache, body aches, and fatigue. Also, if your symptoms develop suddenly or are especially severe, you most likely have the flu.

Visit Our Clinic for Cold and Flu Care

Are you experiencing the symptoms described above? Stop into Vituity Family Medicine Center’s Glendale, CA, clinic today to receive exceptional treatment for colds and the flu, with same-day convenience. Call us for a same-day appointment at (747) 212-3441.