Los Angeles Urgent Care Cold, Flu, and Sore Throat

"If you are experiencing a cold, the flu, or a sore throat, you know how miserable it can make you feel. Symptoms can turn into complications if the condition gets out of hand. Why suffer when you don’t have to? RapidDoc Urgent Care in Los Angeles "

Common Cold Treatment

You’ve no doubt heard of the “common cold” and perhaps you’re even experiencing one. It’s important to note, however, a cold can be far from common. Although all colds are viral infections typically caused by various strains of rhinoviruses, there are a vast number of viral strains.

Symptoms consistent to the common cold include:

If you have symptoms of a cold?

Some of the top reasons you should go to an Urgent Care in LA include:

Flu Testing and Treatment Same Day Testing. Prompt Relief.

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a highly contagious viral respiratory illness that can cause mild to severe symptoms. If you suspect you have the flu or have been exposed to someone with flu-like symptoms, seeking prompt testing and treatment is crucial. At our medical facility, we offer flu testing and effective treatment options to help you recover quickly.

Flu Testing

Our experienced medical professionals utilize various methods to accurately diagnose the flu. These may include:

Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Tests (RIDTs)

These tests provide quick results within minutes. A nasal or throat swab is taken, and the sample is tested for the presence of influenza viruses.

Molecular Tests

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are highly sensitive and specific for detecting the flu virus. They involve analyzing the genetic material of the virus in a respiratory sample, which can be obtained through a nasal swab or throat swab. The choice of testing method depends on factors such as availability, test sensitivity, and the severity of symptoms. Our expert medical team will determine the most appropriate test based on your individual circumstances.

Flu Treatment

If you test positive for the flu, our medical professionals will recommend appropriate treatment options to help alleviate your symptoms and reduce the duration of the illness. Treatment for the flu may include:

At RapidDoc Urgent Care in Los Angeles

Our medical professionals are committed to providing compassionate care and helping you navigate through the challenges of flu season. If you suspect you have the flu or need flu testing, contact our clinic today to schedule a same day appointment or utilize our walk-in service. Rapid testing and appropriate treatment can make a significant difference in your recovery.

Causes of Sore Throat

Treatment for Sore Throat

The appropriate treatment for a sore throat depends on the underlying cause. Some general measures that can help alleviate symptoms include rest, hydration, over-the-counter pain relievers, sucking on throat lozenges, administering throat spray such as benzocaine or menthol, drinking or gargling with warm liquids, and use of a humidifier.

It’s important to note that if your sore throat is severe, persists for more than a few days, is accompanied by high fever, difficulty swallowing, or swollen glands, or if you have a known exposure to strep throat, it’s advisable to seek medical attention for proper evaluation and treatment.

Our healthcare professionals are available to provide guidance and personalized care for your sore throat. If you have concerns or need further assistance, please contact our clinic, or visit us for a consultation.

Our Location

Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: Closed
(The clinic will be closed 5/20 to 5/31 for planned clinic renovations)

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