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Lung Conditions (Asthma, COPD, Emphysema & Respiratory Infections) – Pneumonia – Frisco, TX

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Overview

There are many things that can take your breath away in a good way, but medical breathing troubles are a different matter. At iCare ER & Urgent Care in Frisco and South Fort Worth, TX we have the latest technology and equipment to treat you for breathing difficulties and lung issues. We have a rotation of 20 board-certified doctors at iCare prepared to treat adult and pediatric issues, like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, bronchitis, and pneumonia. Our team is ready to work with you with the necessary treatment. We also provide services for ventilation and intubation patients, relief from severe breathing issues like chronic asthma, and more.

Lung Conditions

Conditions that affect the lungs can be serious, and our team will recommend whether you should be treated in the urgent care or our 24/7 ER. Some examples of breathing and lung conditions that we treat at iCare are listed below:

Asthma
Asthma a chronic disease that causes a tightening in the chest, coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
COPD is a disease commonly caused by smoking. Symptoms include shortness of breath and an increase in coughing and mucus.

Emphysema
Emphysema, a chronic type of COPD, is also usually caused by smoking and causes symptoms such as frequent coughing, trouble breathing, and wheezing.

Bronchitis
Bronchitis is an infection caused by a virus or by continually inhaling toxins voluntarily or involuntarily (like second hand smoke). This illness produces symptoms such as a deep cough, fever, fatigue, excess mucus, hoarseness, whistling noises when breathing, and congestion in the chest and lungs.

Pneumonia
Pneumonia, a serious infection caused by bacteria, fungi, or viruses, can lead to fever, chills, body aches, enlarged lymph nodes, a sore throat, a cough with excess mucus, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Some patients with pneumonia can require an admission into the hospital.

Seeking Medical Care

When breathing is difficult and you experience lung problems, you should visit iCare in either Frisco or South Fort Worth for relief. If you are having a severe asthma attack or experiencing other lung issues that seriously affect your breathing, medical care is especially imperative. For milder symptoms, our urgent care team is staffed with skilled doctors that can help you get relief.

What to Expect

When you visit the iCare center in either Frisco or South Fort Worth, our team will first determine whether you should be treated in the urgent care or the emergency room. Next, your visit will typically begin with our physicians asking you about your symptoms and your medical history before performing a physical examination. This generally includes listening to your breathing and evaluating your symptoms.

Afterwards, our team will possibly perform further tests, which may include a spirometry test, a chest X-ray, blood tests, or a pulse oximetry test. Since our CLIA/COLA-certified laboratory is located onsite, your lab test results will typically come back within 15 minutes so treatment can begin as quickly as possible. Treatment may vary depending on your lung or breathing problems but could include:

  • Ventilation
  • Intubation 
  • A course of steroids to decrease lung inflammation
  • Smoking cessation
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Antibiotics and/or long-term control medications
  • Quick-relief inhalers
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If you are experiencing breathing and lung problems and need help or emergency care, iCare ER & Urgent Care in either Frisco or South Fort Worth can help. With private exam rooms, a comprehensive billing program, and state-of-the-art equipment, iCare can provide the fast and effective relief that you need.

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