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Illness – Acute Illness (Fever, Cold, Flu, Vomiting, and/or Diarrhea) – Fort Worth & Frisco, TX

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Overview

Illnesses such as the cold and flu are some of the most common ailments that our patients suffer from, especially during the winter months. With so many similar symptoms, it can be difficult to self-diagnosis exactly what you have and the best way to treat yourself. The medical staff at iCare ER & Urgent Care can provide you a private examination by one of our 20 board-certified physicians that rotate in and out of both facilities in Frisco and Fort Worth, TX. With a proper diagnosis, we can help you treat both the root cause and your symptoms for faster relief. Our urgent care hours are extended during the day to treat you for any severity of your illness. We also offer 24-hour emergency services if your illness has progressed far enough in severity.

Seeking Medical Care

While the cold or flu can often be treated at home with rest and hydration, patients should seek medical treatment at iCare if they exhibit the following:

  • Fever for more than 3 days
  • Fever over 103º F combined with sweating, chills, and a cough

These symptoms indicate you may have an infection from your illness and you should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. We also recommend coming to iCare if you experience cold or flu symptoms along with severe chest pain, a severe headache, shortness of breath, dizziness, confusion, or continuous vomiting. Additionally, young children and the elderly should be treated professionally at the iCare for flu symptoms, even without a fever. People who have diminished immune systems, chronic inflammation, have had an organ or bone marrow transplant, undergoing chemotherapy, or have HIV/AIDS will more likely need to be treated as soon as possible to fight off infection.

After Your Visit

Resting is so important to your recovery. We recommend that you return home, keep hydrated, and rest. If you have been prescribed medication, fill it as soon as possible and take all of the medication as directed. Do not stop taking the prescribed medication just because you feel better. If your symptoms do not improve, you may need to be seen in a follow-up appointment.

What to Expect

When you come into the iCare, our attentive team of physicians will initially perform a medical history interview to determine the severity of your symptoms. Lab tests may be required to eliminate the possibility of other ailments as well as check for dehydration. After diagnosing your illness, you may be prescribed prescription medicine to help fight infection or prevent nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. The physician treating you additionally may give you care instructions that include over-the-counter medication, rest, and hydration.

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Illness Relief Starts here

When a high fever strikes or you feel like you are severely sick from a cold or flu, you can be seen by our board-certified physicians at iCare ER & Urgent Care in South Fort Worth or Frisco, TX. We are here for you all day, and our ER services are open around the clock for your acute illness emergencies.

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