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Upper Respiratory Infections Sometimes Require Professional Treatment—Receive the Care You Need in Lombard, IL

Woman drinking tea, wiping her nose, and feeling ill at home with upper respiratory infection

Many upper respiratory infections go away on their own, especially if caused by a common cold like a rhinovirus infection. Any discomfort can usually be managed with rest and, if necessary, an over-the-counter pain reliever or nasal decongestant. However, some upper respiratory infections—such as pneumonia—are caused by bacteria and may require antibiotic treatment.

Let Us Find Out What You’re Dealing With

If you’re feeling under the weather, the experienced team at Jovive Health can identify the cause and suggest the right treatment plan to help you feel better. Our urgent care center in Lombard, Illinois, is open every day during extended hours, and walk-ins are welcome. We provide prompt and effective diagnostic and treatment services for all types of upper respiratory infections.

The symptoms of an upper respiratory infection can include:

  • Coughing and sneezing
  • A scratchy or sore throat
  • Nasal congestion or a runny nose
  • Sinus pain and headaches
  • Body aches and fatigue

Using our extensive medical expertise and on-site clinical lab, we can determine whether the cause of your upper respiratory infection is a virus or bacteria, then suggest an appropriate course of treatment to resolve it.

How Is an Upper Respiratory Infection Treated?

If we prescribe medication to treat your upper respiratory infection, be sure to take it exactly as directed. If you stop taking an antibiotic too soon—even if you feel better—bacteria may remain in your respiratory tract and your symptoms could return. As your body fights off the infection, you should stay well-hydrated and get plenty of rest, which will help you regain your strength and energy. Once you start feeling like yourself again, you should gradually resume your routine and take care to pace yourself.

Jovive Health is a trusted source of non-emergency healthcare services in Lombard, IL. If you need us, stop by our urgent care center at 601 E. Roosevelt Rd. at your convenience. You can also book a same-day reservation online.

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