Upper Respiratory Viruses – Santa Fe

Treating Upper Respiratory Viruses in Santa Fe, TX

If you’re experiencing symptoms such as coughing, sore throat, runny nose, or hoarseness, you may have an upper respiratory virus. These infections can cause complications in certain groups, and it’s essential to get medical care to determine the cause of your symptoms. Affinity Urgent Care can diagnose and treat viral respiratory illnesses quickly and efficiently for patients in Santa Fe, Texas. Our urgent care clinic is open seven days a week during extended hours to fit your schedule.

What Are Some Upper Respiratory Virus Symptoms?

Upper respiratory viruses are transmitted by touching the face, mouth, or eyes after encountering a contaminated surface. You can also contract these viruses from droplets produced by a sick person sneezing and coughing. Some common symptoms of an upper respiratory virus include:

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Fatigue
  • Hoarseness

Different viral respiratory illnesses can cause these symptoms, such as:

  • Sinus infection (sinusitis)
  • Laryngitis
  • The common cold
  • Pharyngitis (sore throat)

These infections are dangerous for those with compromised immune systems, older adults, and young children. Anyone in these groups with signs of an upper respiratory virus should seek treatment right away.

Recommended Upper Respiratory Virus Treatment  

Our medical team will diagnose you and provide a personalized treatment plan. Generally, an upper respiratory virus resolves on its own, and patients are advised to drink plenty of fluids, rest, and take pain relievers. However, severe, persistent symptoms may require further treatment.

Fast Diagnosis for Viral Respiratory Illnesses

Affinity Urgent Care treats non-life-threatening illnesses in children, teens, and adults in Santa Fe, TX. If you have symptoms of any upper respiratory viruses, contact us today or visit our urgent care center.

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