Flu Specialist

Syeda Qadri, M.D. -  - Urgent Care Doctor

MedStar Urgent Care

Syeda Qadri, M.D.

Urgent Care Doctor located in Murphy, TX

When the flu strikes, MedStar Urgent Care is the place to go for diagnosis, supportive care or other treatments; serving the residents of Murphy, Texas and the surrounding areas including Wylie, Sachse, Plano and Richardson.

Flu Q & A

What Is the Flu?

The term "flu" is a catch-all for upper respiratory infections and is sometimes used to describe gastrointestinal symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea. Technically, the flu is an influenza infection, caused by the influenza virus A, B, or C. People who have the flu can be infected by one or more of the three viruses.

What Are the Symptoms of Flu?

Flu can seem very much like the common cold, with a cough, congestion, runny nose, and headache. However, flu infections are also accompanied by fever, chills, muscle aches and fatigue, and the symptoms are often much more severe than those of a cold. Young children, older adults (especially those with a chronic disease like diabetes or heart disease) and pregnant women are at greater risk of a flu infection.

How Is Flu Treated?

Many cases of flu are self-limiting (they get better on their own), and care is primarily directed at supporting the body with rest and fluids. Over-the-counter medications may help relieve symptoms. If the patient is diagnosed in the early stages and has severe symptoms or is in a high-risk category, doctors may prescribe an antiviral medication. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend an annual flu vaccination to help prevent the flu.

When Do I Need Urgent Care?

In most cases, people with the flu should simply stay home to keep from spreading the disease to others. However, severe symptoms like a high fever, excessive coughing, nausea and vomiting, bluish skin color or heavy sputum production may warrant an urgent care visit. Children who are too lethargic to wake up or extremely irritable should also be seen by a doctor. People in high-risk groups or those with chronic lung conditions may need care because they are less able to fight off the illness.

 

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At MedStar Urgent Care, our goal is patient satisfaction. We strive to make every service achievable and affordable for all patients. For more information about our insurance policies or payment methods, please call our office and speak with one of our knowledgable team members.

Aetna
Ambetter
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Humana
Molina Healthcare
Multiplan PHCS
Tricare
United Healthcare