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Urgent Care for Coughs and Colds

When it comes to pesky coughs and bothersome colds, the team at CareWell Urgent Care is here to lend a helping hand. 

We understand that unexpected illnesses can be uncomfortable and disrupt your daily routine. That's why we're ready to provide swift and expert care to help you and your family feel better sooner.

We also know that life doesn't follow the clock, and neither do our services. We're open daily, with no appointments needed. Come in today and let us provide urgent care for a cough or unrelenting cold symptoms so you can quickly return to feeling your best.


When to Go to Urgent Care for Cough

If you’ve been dealing with an upper respiratory illness, you may wonder when to see a doctor for a cough.

Here are some reasons to consider a visit to a medical professional at urgent care when you’re dealing with a cough:

  • If the cough lasts for more than three weeks.
  • If the cough is accompanied by chest pain, difficulty breathing, high fever, or coughing up blood.
  • If you have health issues like asthma or a weak immune system, the cough worsens over time.
  • If you've been in areas with contagious illnesses or close to someone with a bad cough who has been diagnosed with the flu, whooping cough, or COVID-19.

If your child has a persistent cough, It's vital to visit urgent care or a doctor for prompt evaluation and treatment, especially if they are also experiencing breathing difficulties or a high fever.


When to Go to Urgent Care for a Cold

When faced with the discomfort of a cold, understanding when to seek urgent care from trusted providers is essential. 

Here’s when to see a doctor for a cold: 

  • The cold symptoms persist for an extended period, especially if they last more than a week or two.
  • Severe symptoms accompany the cold, such as breathing difficulties, high fever, or chest pain.
  • You have pre-existing health conditions like asthma or a compromised immune system, which the cold could worsen.
  • Concerns about dehydration arise due to the inability to keep fluids down.

Will Urgent Care Prescribe Cough Syrup?

Yes, urgent care facilities, including CareWell Urgent Care, can prescribe cough syrup if needed. 

When you visit urgent care for a cough, the provider will assess your symptoms and condition. Based on their evaluation and the nature of your cough, they may prescribe cough syrup or other medications to help manage your symptoms.

The type of cough syrup prescribed can vary, depending on whether the cough is due to a specific condition, such as a cold, flu, or a respiratory infection.

It's important to communicate your symptoms clearly to the provider so that they can recommend the most appropriate treatment, which may include cough syrup.


Visit CareWell Urgent Care for Cough and Cold Care

Your health and wellness matter to us.

At CareWell Urgent Care, we treat coughs and colds right in your neighborhood. We also provide flu shots at all our urgent care facilities.

We're open seven days a week to treat you or anyone you love– from pediatrics to geriatrics. 

If you or someone you know is experiencing cough, cold, or flu symptoms, we are here for you.

With locations throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island, we proudly provide the care you need close to home.

Find the nearest location now for the treatment you need today. 

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