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Here’s What We’re Seeing In Urgent Care

May 22, 2024


A roundup of what we're seeing in Urgent Care: hint - respiratory illness!

Curious about what’s going around right now? Despite it being mid-spring, it’s still the respiratory illness season.

The last few weeks have brought coughing, sneezing and achiness to our urgent care. The main diagnoses have been: COVID, influenza and strep. Symptoms of these three illnesses overlap, but treatment differs so it’s always helpful to come in, figure out what you have, and get the appropriate treatment so you can start feeling better.


The main symptoms of COVID are: fever/chills, sore throat, fatigue, headache, digestive issues, cough and loss of taste and smell. Depending on your individual medical history and factors like age and how sick you are, you may be prescribed Paxlovid to treat the COVID symptoms.


Yes, the flu is still going around! Symptoms are very similar to COVID with a sore throat, fatigue, fever, cough and muscle aches. Our providers will recommend appropriate treatment, which may include rest, over-the-counter medications to reduce your fever or relieve pain. And certain patients may need prescription medications such as Tamiflu.


It feels like every school is sending emails about strep throat right now. The main symptoms are a sore throat, white pustules or pus on the back of the throat, swollen lymph nodes, fever and a headache. Strep may be treated with antibiotics, as well as rest and staying hydrated.


If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you can book an appointment online, or walk into Innovative Express Care to get tested.

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