Treatment for Upper Respiratory Infections in Laredo, TX

Upper Respiratory Infection Treatment Laredo TX

Are you feeling weak, tired, stuffed up and miserable? An upper respiratory infection, such as the common cold or flu, may be to blame. Your symptoms will likely run their course within a few days. In the meantime, you should drink plenty of water, take an over-the-counter pain reliever if needed and rest comfortably at home, which will help you feel better and avoid infecting others.

Sometimes, upper respiratory infections cause symptoms that are very similar to those of more serious conditions, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis and COVID-19. So, how can you tell the difference, and when should you seek professional medical treatment? At VitalMed Urgent Care in Laredo, Texas, we suggest that you keep a close watch on your symptoms and come in to see us if:

You Have Trouble Breathing

Upper respiratory infections are notorious for causing nasal congestion. But, you should not feel as if you can’t catch your breath. Breathing difficulties such as wheezing and shortness of breath could indicate a larger issue, and only a medical professional can make that determination.

You Can’t Keep Food or Water Down

Your body needs sufficient fluids and nutrients to perform its vital functions. If you are vomiting frequently, have severe diarrhea or are unable to eat or drink, you can quickly become dehydrated. Some signs of dehydration include dry mouth, extreme thirst, dizziness, infrequent urination and dark-colored urine. If you think you are dehydrated, you should promptly see a medical provider who can help you replace lost fluids and electrolytes.

You Feel Lousy for More Than Two Weeks

If 10 days have passed and you still don’t feel any better, or if your symptoms initially seemed to improve but then abruptly worsened, you should see a medical provider who can get to the bottom of your illness.

You Have a Lingering Fever

Upper respiratory infections often cause a fever as the body works hard to fight off the infection. In most cases, that’s a good sign. However, a fever that accompanies a run-of-the-mill cold or bout with the flu should be relatively mild and short-lived. If your fever lingers, it could be a sign that your body is battling something more serious.

You’re Just Worried

If you’re simply concerned about your symptoms, we understand and encourage you to visit VitalMed Urgent Care. At our two offices in Laredo, TX, our experienced team provides diagnostic and treatment services for upper respiratory infections on a walk-in basis. You can also use our online registration system to check in before you visit.


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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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