When to visit an Urgent Care because of a Cough

A cough can occur for a variety of reasons.  But how do you know when it is serious enough to come into an urgent care?

Persistent coughing is one of the leading reasons for individuals coming into our urgent care clinics.  It is usually because the cough has lasted more than a week, and traditional over the counter medicine has not been effective in reducing the symptoms.

Coughing is not something that occurs when healthy, and is our body’s way of trying to expel something that has settled into our lungs.

Types of coughs frequently seen in our urgent care include:

  • Non stop cough
  • Long lasting dry cough
  • Coughing up mucus or blood

Or coughs that occupancy the following symptoms:

  • Chest pain
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Breathing difficulties

More serious conditions that may be identified due to a cough:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • COVID-19
  • Croup
  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
  • Whooping cough (pertussis)

Our urgent care clinics are open seven days a week to help ensure you have a reliable partner to turn to when you have health concerns.

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