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Flu Symptoms

Ayman Care Primary & Urgent Care -  - Primary Care Physician

Ayman Care Primary & Urgent Care

Primary Care Physician located in North Richland Hills, TX & Mesquite, TX

There’s nothing quite like flu symptoms to ruin your day. Whether you’re experiencing them yourself or it looks like your child is coming down with the flu, Ajaz Khan, MD, and his team at Ayman Care Primary & Urgent Care are here to help. With a walk-in clinic and urgent care services, they help patients get on the road to recovery as quickly as possible. Call the Mesquite or North Richland Hills, Texas, office today or book your appointment online.

Flu Symptoms

Which flu symptoms are the most serious?

Influenza, or the flu, affects millions of Americans each year, and it does so to varying degrees; some people get a minor case of the flu and bounce back quickly while others develop serious complications, including pneumonia. 

One of the best ways to avoid allowing your flu to worsen is to seek medical care as soon as the symptoms become apparent. Flu symptoms often come on suddenly. They include:

  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Coughing
  • Headaches
  • Body aches
  • A runny, congested nose
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Chills

Some people think that certain flu symptoms are less serious and can be “waited out.” However, that’s primarily because many people mistake the flu for the cold. A cold, on the other hand, often comes on more slowly and usually doesn’t cause a fever or headaches. 

If your symptoms develop quickly and include a fever or a headache, Ayman Care Primary & Urgent Care is available to provide you with dedicated flu care. 

I’ve heard I can recover from the flu on my own. Is that true?

Yes, some people are able to heal from the flu with ample rest and home care, but certain populations, including children and the elderly, are at a higher risk of developing a complication along with the flu. Many of those complications are serious or painful, including:

  • Pneumonia
  • Sinus infections
  • Ear infections
  • Bronchitis

Getting proper flu care from Dr. Khan ensures the flu is treated before it has the opportunity to cause any further issues in you or your child’s body. With antivirals, you can lessen both the severity of the flu and its duration, especially when you start taking them early in your illness. 

Blending urgent care and primary care, Ayman Care Primary & Urgent Care accepts walk-ins and online appointment booking so you can get the quick, effective flu care you need. With expertise in pediatric care, they’re available to help any kids who come down with the flu, too. 

How can I avoid the flu?

Even minor cases of the flu are inconvenient. If you want to avoid this often uncomfortable, lingering illness, ask Ayman Care Primary & Urgent Care about a flu shot. With an annual flu shot, you can defend your body against influenza. They’re safe for children, too. 

Get the flu prevention or flu care you need by calling Ayman Care Primary & Urgent Care or scheduling your appointment online.