January is the peak time of the year for the flu season so if you haven’t already gotten your flu shot there is a big risk of you contracting the flu virus this year. Unfortunately, even if you have gotten your flu shot this year there is a chance that you can still get the virus since the flu shot is 70% effective. If you think you may be sick use these symptoms to see if you may have come down with the flu!

Symptoms

Flu symptoms will show up about a week after the immediate infection. Some begging symptoms of the flu are:

  • A fever over 100.4
  • Aching muscles
  • Chills & sweats
  • A sore throat
  • Nasal congestion

If you are experiencing these symptoms then you should come to our Urgent Care facility to have one of our physicians give you an examination. It is best for you & those around you to get your examination.

Treatment

There are many ways to treat influenza & they are all relative to the part of the body has been affected the most by it. It can be overwhelming to try to self medicate with all of the direct to consumer drugs that are available today. You do not want to be taking the wrong medicine that will not help your symptoms. Our physicians will point you in the right direction & will advise which drugs you should ask to ensure that you are on your way to feeling back to normal!

If you have any flu-like symptoms please come visit us at AFC Urgent Care Dedham we are open from 8 a.m – 8 p.m Monday thru Friday & 8 a.m – 5 p.m on the weekends! If you have any questions or would like to give us a call to set up an appointment you can reach us at 781.461.0200