Pneumonia Treatment in Laredo, TX

Pneumonia Treatment Laredo TX

Pneumonia is a common respiratory infection that causes the lungs’ air sacs to become inflamed and filled with fluid. In addition to difficulty breathing, the illness can cause persistent coughing, fever, chills, and fatigue. Pneumonia is highly contagious and easily spread via respiratory droplets that become airborne when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or speaks.

With an early diagnosis and prompt treatment, pneumonia can often be resolved without hospitalization. If you suspect that you have a respiratory infection, you can seek treatment at VitalMed Urgent Care in Laredo, Texas. Our urgent care services are available on a walk-in basis, and we also accept appointments through our online registration system. Our goal is to keep wait times as short as possible, and we’re known for providing exceptional customer service.

What Does Pneumonia Treatment Involve?

Pneumonia treatment can vary based on several individual factors, including the type of virus or bacteria that is causing your illness, your age and general health, and the severity of your symptoms. To determine the optimal pneumonia treatment approach, the providers at VitalMed may:

  • Order a chest X-ray, which can be performed and evaluated on-site
  • Assess your health condition to determine whether you should be hospitalized or can be safely treated at home
  • Prescribe antibiotic treatment if you are diagnosed with a bacterial infection
  • Recommend a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) or other medication to control your fever and relieve your discomfort
  • Explain how to manage your symptoms at home with proper rest and hydration, if you do not require hospitalization

Even with appropriate treatment, it can take some time to recover from pneumonia. While some people feel good enough to return to their daily activities within a week, others feel wiped out for a month or longer. It is essential to get enough rest to allow your body an opportunity to recover.

During your recovery from pneumonia, you should limit your contact with others to avoid spreading the infection. Be sure to cover your mouth and nose with a clean tissue whenever you cough or sneeze, then promptly dispose of the tissue in a closed waste container. And it is especially important to wash your hands thoroughly and often.

Contact or visit VitalMed Urgent Care in Laredo, TX, right away if you experience pneumonia symptoms. Whether you require treatment for pneumonia or another illness, we will help you feel better as soon as possible.


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North Clinic 5711 McPherson Rd. Ste 103
Laredo, TX, 78041

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Tel: 956-602-8595   Fax: 956-602-8685

South Clinic 3120 La Pita Mangana Rd. No. 100
Laredo, TX, 78046

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Tel: 956-568-1350   Fax: 956-568-1588

Ana Hernandez

Always outstanding service from VitalMed! FNP Neira has always treated my family and myself with 100% loving care. Their new online booking Solv cuts down on wait time and lets you register from the comfort of your home. 10/10 recommend!! Go to Urgent care!!

Leticia Zamora

Great service and personal attention... Clinic is very nice and clean. Personnel from office to the medical professionals were very attentive and addressed all my concerns. Thank you!

Gladys Thomas

Excellent staff and great care, couldn't ask for better care.. I was in the nursing field for 18 years and I would recommend this clinic to everyone I know.

Illeana Lopez

Very friendly staff and very efficient! I went in and got seen within 10 minutes. Dr listened to my needs and attended. Very satisfied

Wendy Nunez

Wonderful service! Everything was clean. The staff was courteous and professional. The wait time was short. Love the App that’s available so that patients can “check-in” and get in line at home. Highly recommend.

Why VitalMed?

Since our founding in 2015, VitalMed has set the gold standard for non-emergency urgent care in the Laredo, TX, community. Our medical providers take great pride in making the lives of local individuals, families, employers and employees a bit easier. In non-life-threatening situations, we are a convenient and cost-effective alternative to an ER.

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