If you are experiencing the symptoms of the common cold or influenza (the flu)—possibly including sneezing, coughing, fatigue, and weakness—you can entrust your care to the experienced team at Vituity Family Medicine Center. We are pleased to offer cold treatment and flu treatment at our clinic in Glendale, California.
What Does Cold Treatment Typically Involve?
Except in rare circumstances, colds can be treated on your own without the need for medical intervention. Some common at-home cold treatments include:
- Taking pain medication or cough syrup
- Using a decongestant nasal spray or a saline nasal rinse
- Gargling with salt water
- Sucking on ice chips, lozenges, or hard candy
- Increasing your fluid intake (while avoiding beverages containing caffeine or alcohol)
- Using a humidifier
- Getting plenty of rest
With that said, certain colds require professional care, so be sure to reach out to a medical provider if your symptoms persist for longer than 10 days or include severe symptoms like a high fever, ear pain, chest pain, or breathing difficulties. Once a doctor has diagnosed what’s causing your symptoms, they’ll be able to recommend a course of treatment that’s tailored to your specific needs.
A Trusted Practice Offering Cold Treatment
If you require professional cold or flu treatment, you can feel confident entrusting your care to Vituity Family Medicine Center. We are a physician-led and -owned organization, and we strive to provide our patients with the highest possible level of care. Call us today at (747) 212-3441 to schedule an appointment at our Glendale, CA, clinic.