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Flu services offered in Colton, Coachella, Moreno Valley, Hemet, Perris, Riverside, Indio, San Bernardino and San Jacinto, CA


About Flu

When you’re down and out because of persistent flu symptoms, you can find the medical attention you need at Apple Urgent Care. The providers can design a treatment plan to ease your symptoms so you can return to your routine as quickly as possible. Flu shots are also available to lower your risk for another infection. Call Apple Urgent Care, book an appointment online, or visit the Perris, Indio, Coachella, Moreno Valley, Riverside, Hemet, San Bernardino, or Colton, California, location as a walk-in today to get tested for the flu. 

Flu Q & A

What is the flu?

Influenza, also known as the flu, is a viral infection that develops in the upper respiratory system, including your nose, throat, and lungs.

Every flu season, which typically runs from October to May, new strains of the virus can infect children and adults. The virus spreads from person to person through droplets in the air that form when you speak, cough, or sneeze. You can also develop the infection if you touch contaminated surfaces and then touch your face.

Apple Urgent Care offers comprehensive care for flu symptoms that interfere with your quality of life. The experienced medical team also provides care for people at increased risk for flu complications due to age, weak immune systems, and other underlying medical issues.

When should I seek treatment for the flu?

Typically, symptoms of the flu go away on their own within a few days. However, the Apple Urgent Care team can address flu symptoms that are severe or put you at risk for more serious complications.

You can meet with the team if you experience:

  • High fever
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle aches
  • Shortness of breath
  • Persistent fatigue

The providers complete a physical exam and review your symptoms. They can also provide flu tests to confirm your diagnosis.

How is the flu treated?

Because influenza is a viral infection, antibiotics can’t clear it. The Apple Urgent Care team can recommend over-the-counter or prescription medications to reduce fever, relieve muscle aches, and calm a sore throat.

They can also recommend other home care strategies to increase comfort until the flu resolves. These strategies can include drinking plenty of fluids and getting enough rest. It’s best to stay away from work or school to prevent spreading the infection to others.

To lower your risk for severe flu symptoms, the medical team can recommend a seasonal flu shot once a year. They also recommend frequent handwashing, covering your face when you cough or sneeze, and avoiding crowded spaces during flu season.

Call Apple Urgent Care, book an appointment online, or visit the clinic nearest you as a walk-in today for an evaluation of flu symptoms.