It’s that time of year, isn’t it? You know, the one where everyone seems to come down with the same massive sickness that slows you down and keeps you at home on the couch. Nearly everyone will end up dealing with a cold or flu at some point this year, and with many people who are already being affected, it begs the question–”when should I see a doctor for this?”
Whether you got it from your children who got it from someone at school or it’s just going around the office like a plague, there’s a good chance that you’ll experience at least some of the symptoms of this seasonal sickness.
The Doctor You Can Count On
We’ve all experienced the symptoms before–sore throat, sneezing, aches and pains–and they’re not pleasant. At some point or another you’re likely to ask yourself if what you’re experiencing is cause enough to go visit a doctor. In today’s blog, we have a couple of tips for you.
Monitor Your Cough
A good deal of coughing during your illness is going to happen no matter what, but if you just can’t seem to shake it after more than a couple of weeks, it’s time to give the doctor’s office a call.
Keep Track of Congestion
Whether it’s a cold or the flu, you’re going to have a stuffy nose. The last thing you want is to end up with a sinus infection, so if you’re congested and can’t seem to get any relief, visit a doctor.
Treat Your Temperature
Regardless of whether it’s the common cold or a pesky flu, your temperature will probably fluctuate between hot and cold quite a bit, but if you have a fever that just won’t break, visit urgent care.
How is Your Throat?
If you’ve been coughing a great deal, you’ll have a sore throat no matter what, but if you’re in pain instead of discomfort, schedule a visit right away.
At Miramont Family Medicine, We’ll Take Care of You
Here at Miramont Family Medicine, we know that coming to see the doctor isn’t something that most people are in a hurry to do, but what you should know about us is that we strive to be different. Whether you speak to a receptionist, a nurse, or a doctor at Miramont Family Medicine, you’re speaking to someone who genuinely cares about your well being and wants nothing more than to help you get healthy.
Instead of simply treating you like another chore to check off of the day’s to-do list, we’ll treat you like a person. After all, we’ve been sick before too, and we know how exactly how you’re feeling.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Whether it’s the cold, flu, or something else entirely, a doctor at Miramont Family Medicine will treat you the way you deserve to be treated. No matter what you’re up against, we’re here to help. Our biggest goal is to be there for you, helping you to figure out what’s going on, and how to get the problem taken care of.
We accept most insurances, so no matter what type you have, there’s a good chancel you’ll be covered at Miramont. Don’t have insurance? Not a problem, because we offer MVP-Direct which is a low-cost subscription for primary care. It’s the perfect solution for those who want to see a doctor, but don’t have any health insurance!
If you have a cold or flu with the symptoms above and you’re not sure what the next step is, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We’re here to help!