Common Cold Treatment from Board-Certified Physicians at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care in Miami, FL
If your common cold symptoms — a runny nose, scratchy throat, and nonstop coughing and sneezing — have got you down, the board-certified, UHealth – the University of Miami Health System physicians at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care in Miami, FL, can help. Most colds take seven to 10 days to run their course, but common cold symptoms that last longer or progressively worsen may be a sign that something else is up, such as a sinus infection, bronchitis, tonsillitis, pneumonia, or an asthma attack. Therefore, if you don’t seem to be getting any better, it’s best to see a physician who can find out what’s going on.
A common cold can develop when a virus (usually rhinovirus) attaches to the lining of your nose or throat. Cold viruses are often spread through direct physical contact with an infected person, or by touching a surface that is contaminated with germs and then touching your nose or mouth. Common culprits are doorknobs, handrails, computer keyboards, and eating utensils. In response to the presence of this type of “invader,” your body’s immune system will kick into high gear. This can cause nose and throat inflammation and excess mucus production. And, as your body works hard to fight off the infection, fatigue and body aches can set in.
After a physician at a UHealth Jackson Urgent Care center in Miami, Florida, confirms that your discomfort is related to a common cold (and nothing more), he or she will likely advise you to rest and drink plenty of fluids. Other than that, there is no specific treatment for a common cold, but we can recommend several types of medication that can provide effective relief from uncomfortable symptoms. These may include:
- Nasal sprays
- Cough syrups
- Pain relievers
If you need help in managing your common cold symptoms, stop by any UHealth Jackson Urgent Care center in the Miami, FL, area at your convenience. We’re available during extended hours every day of the week, and we do not require appointments. We understand that you are busy, and our goal is to make it as convenient as possible to receive quality health care.