• Recognizing Acute Bronchitis Symptoms

    During flu and cold season, one common problem that leads people to seek urgent care is bronchitis. If you’re feeling under the weather and think that you may be suffering from this illness, then watch this video to learn how to recognize acute bronchitis.

    Acute bronchitis often develops in individuals who are already suffering from a cold or the flu, some symptoms of which include fatigue, fever, vomiting, body aches, runny nose, sore throat, and diarrhea. The most common symptom of acute bronchitis is a persistent cough that can last for weeks. Other symptoms include chest pain or tightness, a low fever, and wheezing.

    If you think that you may need treatment for bronchitis, then please call Paramount Urgent Care today at (407) 226-1906. We offer emergency care serving Orlando and have walk-in clinics in Clermont, Lady Lake, and Oviedo.

  • Debunking Dangerous Flu Shot Myths

    Flu symptoms are a common reason why people seek out urgent care during the winter months. If you’re hoping to avoid the flu this season but are hesitant about getting vaccinated, then continue reading to learn why several flu myths are false.

    Myth #1: You can get the flu from a flu shot.

    One reason why many people choose not to protect themselves with a flu shot is the belief that the vaccine might make them sick. Flu shot injections are made in 2 ways; one version uses flu viruses that are not infectious because they have been inactivated, and the other type contains no flu viruses at all. However, getting a flu shot can cause some side effects, some of which include headache, low-grade fever, and muscle aches, along with redness, tenderness, or swelling at the injection site.

    Myth #3: You don’t need a flu shot every year.

    It’s a common misconception that getting a flu shot one time will provide you with years of protection from the flu virus. There are 2 reasons why this isn’t so. First, flu viruses can change over time to protect themselves. Second, a person’s flu immunity declines over time after getting a flu shot.

    Myth #2: It’s better to catch the flu than to get a flu shot.

    The flu can be a dangerous disease, and catching this virus can be particularly risky for older adults, young children, and individuals who have chronic health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and asthma. It’s essential for people to realize that any case of flu infection has the risk of causing complications that can lead to hospitalization or death. For these reasons, it makes sense to get a flu shot to help reduce your risk of infection.

    Paramount Urgent Care has 4 convenient walk-in clinics that provide flu shots to help you and your family stay well this season. If you need a flu shot in Orlando, Oviedo, Lady Lake, or Clermont, then please give us a call today at (407) 226-1906.