Sometimes it’s just not convenient to go see your physician, and other times it’s necessary to go to immediate care instead. When a patient has pneumonia, immediate care is almost always the best option. Here at Immediate Care of Oklahoma, we can provide the kind of care you need for conditions like bronchitis or pneumonia, and we can see you right away, as an appointment isn’t necessary. Come see us today if you’re experiencing any of the common, minor symptoms of pneumonia.
What are the common symptoms of pneumonia?
Pneumonia is a lung infection. It’s caused by bacteria, viruses, or even some fungi, or by inhaling certain chemicals. The infection causes inflammation in the lungs, which causes them to fill up with fluid and pus. This can make it difficult for a patient to breathe, and this is one of the most common symptoms of pneumonia.
In addition to difficulty breathing, the many common symptoms of pneumonia include fatigue, yellow or green mucus, fever, chills, shortness of breath, sweating, headache, loss of appetite, confusion, and coughing. Sometimes the coughing can cause chest pain.
Age is a factor in which symptoms a patient will experience. Children under 5 years of age might experience fast breathing and wheezing, and infants might experience vomiting or difficulty eating or drinking. Older patients might not even have any immediately noticeable symptoms, but they might act confused or have a low body temperature.
Symptoms of pneumonia are usually mild, but some factors can make it serious and even life threatening. Patients who smoke, or patients who have heart disease, lung disease, chronic lung problems, or a weakened immune system can be at great risk. Also, infants, children, chemotherapy patients, and patients over 65 can be at great risk. These patients require immediate medical attention and emergency care at a hospital.
What are the treatments for pneumonia?
If you’re certain that your case of pneumonia isn’t life-threatening, then you can come to immediate care for treatment. The kind of treatment you will receive depends on your particular case. For bacterial pneumonia, a prescription antibiotic will work. For viral pneumonia, often the best way of dealing with it is actually to just let it clear on its own, and to ease symptoms with cough medicine, aspirin, ibuprofen, or acetaminophen. But for serious situations, prescription antiviral medicine might be necessary. Here at our Yukon clinic, our doctors can fill out a prescription for you if it turns out that you need one.
So that you know which kind of medication you should take, it’s necessary to get professional diagnosis. We provide this here at Immediate Care of Oklahoma. Our doctors can diagnose the condition easily, help to ease your symptoms, and then offer medications to help for your particular case.
Does your clinic provide pneumonia treatment in Yukon, OK?
Yes, we do. We can treat minor, non-life-threatening cases easily, and we have a clinic in the Yukon area. We’re located over at 10616 US Highway 66 Suite 100 Yukon, OK 73099, and we’re open for you 7 days a week, 8 am to 8 pm. You’re free to come see us without making an appointment, as we’re an immediate care and walk-in clinic. Or, if you’d prefer to, you can call us to make an appointment. Remember, though, that sometimes pneumonia requires immediate, walk-in, and professional care.
We look forward to treating you and helping you get better soon here at Immediate Care of Oklahoma.