Flu Treatment in Orlando, FL
Do you need flu treatment? Symptoms like fever, chills, and body aches as well as a persistent cough, stuffy nose, and sore throat can make you feel downright miserable. But, if you’re a member of Optimum Direct Care – a direct primary care practice in Orlando, Florida, you don’t have to go it alone. That’s because you have unlimited access to our board-certified family practice physician, Dr. Toni “Muzzi” Muzzonigro, who can provide prompt and effective flu treatment when you need it.
What Does Flu Treatment Involve?
Influenza is a viral infection that generally must run its course. However, Dr. Muzzi can help you feel better in the meantime. For instance, she may recommend a pain reliever, cough suppressant, or decongestant to help you manage your uncomfortable symptoms (the flu virus does not respond to antibiotic treatment).
If you are age 65 or older, pregnant, or have a chronic illness or weakened immune system, you may have an elevated risk of developing flu complications, such as bronchitis and pneumonia. After evaluating your medical history and symptoms, Dr. Muzzi may prescribe an antiviral medication to slow the spread of the infection within your body and help your immune system fight it more effectively.
In any case, flu treatment always involves getting lots of rest and drinking plenty of fluids. This is the best way to accelerate your recovery. Also, the influenza virus is contagious, which is another reason you should stay home and avoid close contact with others for a few days.
Flu Treatment From Optimum Direct Care
As a member of Optimum Direct Care in Orlando, FL, you have access to a wide range of primary healthcare services at your fingertips, which means you don’t have to live in misery while trying to beat the flu. Dr. Muzzi is always here to provide the expert advice you need and help you find relief from your bothersome symptoms.
Contact us to learn more about flu treatment or, if you aren’t already a member of our DPC practice, find out why you should join today.