Flu

Flu

Flu Specialist

A flu can require several days to weeks of rest and recovery time. This can take one away from important work and events. People First Urgent & Primary Care helps patients in Millington, Tennessee alleviate the symptoms associated with the flu.

Flu Q & A

People First Urgent & Primary

Can the flu be serious?

Most of the time, the flu is unpleasant but not serious. However, there are some instances when there can be severe complications. This is typically seen in very young children, the elderly, and for individuals with other longstanding illnesses that can undermine their immune system.

The risk of experiencing severe flu complications is higher for certain people:

  • Individuals over 65
  • Babies or young children
  • Pregnant women
  • Individuals with heart or cardiovascular disease
  • Those with chest problems, such as asthma or bronchitis
  • Individuals with kidney disease
  • People with diabetes
  • People taking steroids
  • Individuals undergoing treatment for cancer
  • Those with longstanding diseases that reduce immune system function

What are the symptoms of flu?

Colds and flu are both highly contagious and sometimes seem alike, especially in the beginning stages. But unlike a cold, flu is a bit more serious and can showcase signs and symptoms that are different from heavy cold symptoms including:

  • High temperature
  • Cold sweats, shivers
  • Headaches
  • Aching joints and limbs
  • Fatigue, feeling exhausted
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea

How is the flu treated?

If you’re already sick, People First Urgent & Primary Care has treatments to lessen the severity of the flu. Our treatments can also lower the level of contagion to keep family, friends, and coworkers healthy. You can also help yourself and others by staying home and getting at least nine hours of rest per day, staying hydrated, and consuming clear liquids like water, tea, juice, or ginger ale. Hydration therapy can also be beneficial to get fluids and nutrients back into the body. Symptoms of the flu may linger for about a week. The feeling of tiredness and gloom can continue for several weeks.

Whether you want to protect yourself with a flu shot, or need fast relief and treatment from the flu, People First Urgent & Primary Care can help.

People First Urgent & Primary Care

Phone: (901) 873-0930
4772 Navy Rd.
Millington, TN 38053

Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00am-8:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm

Appointments

Interested in getting your health back on track? Contact us to speak with any one of our medical professionals today!