RSV Diagnostic and Treatment Services Available at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care — Country Walk
Untreated RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, is the most common cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia in children under the age of two. Therefore, a prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment are essential to avoid serious complications. The initial signs of infection are usually a cough and runny nose, followed by fever and wheezing. In older children, RSV symptoms tend to be milder and may not require treatment.
If you suspect that your child has RSV, come to UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Country Walk, where we can perform a fast and simple in-office RSV test to detect the virus. The test involves swabbing the nose to obtain a nasal secretion sample. The result will then be analyzed by an on-site physician to ensure a high level of accuracy. In advanced cases, a physician may order an X-ray, which we can also perform and interpret on site.
At UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Country Walk, we treat RSV symptomatically, which means that each individual symptom is treated separately. For instance:
- Nasal congestion can be alleviated with nasal saline, bulb suctioning of the nose, and upright feedings, if necessary.
- Fever associated with RSV may be reduced with ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
- Wheezing can be addressed with nebulizer breathing treatments.
For possible RSV symptoms, UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Country Walk is available to help if your regular pediatrician is unavailable — and we can save you the expense and hassle of an unnecessary emergency room visit. With extended hours and weekend availability, our urgent care center is a practical alternative. However, we urge you to go directly to the nearest ER for RSV diagnosis and treatment if your child is younger than six months old, has an underlying heart or lung condition, or has a compromised immune system.
Stop by today to consult with a board-certified, UHealth – the University of Miami Health System physician about RSV. We accept all major health insurance plans, as well as cash, checks, and credit cards, and we never require appointments.