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Urgent Care for Pneumonia Treatment in Orange County, CA

Visit Family Care Centers’ Urgent Care Offices for Pneumonia Symptoms

Visit Family Care Centers’ Urgent Care Offices for Pneumonia Symptoms

Pneumonia is a lung infection caused by a viral or bacterial infection in the lungs. It causes the lungs to be inflamed with pus or fluids, resulting in breathing difficulty. While mild pneumonia can subside with over-the-counter medications and rest, severe pneumonia requires medical intervention, especially if a bacterial infection is the underlying cause.

Untreated bacterial pneumonia may cause permanent damage to your lungs, and the infection can also enter your bloodstream and affect other organs. That’s why it is essential to visit your healthcare provider as soon as you experience pneumonia symptoms. At FCCMG, we can rapidly diagnose and treat pneumonia; we are open seven days a week at our urgent care locations in Irvine, Costa Mesa, and Fountain Valley.

Highlights of Our Urgent Care Facilities

  • On-site x-ray and lab facilities
  • Open every day, including holidays
  • Online check-in to avoid wait times
  • Certified, well-trained, and experienced providers
  • Friendly and compassionate staff
  • Free parking
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Check for These Symptoms to Verify If It’s Pneumonia

Sometimes, pneumonia may be confused with bronchitis, a chest infection sharing similar symptoms with pneumonia. However, pneumonia and bronchitis are different conditions affecting different parts. While pneumonia can result from a viral, fungal, or bacterial infection affecting one or both lungs, bronchitis is usually caused by a viral infection and only affects the large air tubes connected with the lungs. Also, bronchitis is typically brief, lasting about a week, whereas pneumonia can last for several weeks, especially in people with chronic health conditions or compromised immune systems.

Common symptoms of pneumonia include:

  • Breathing difficulty
  • Wet cough
  • Fever
  • Chest pain while coughing or breathing
  • Fatigue

While you may have some of these symptoms with bronchitis, fever and difficulty breathing are more concerning signs for pneumonia.

When Should You Visit an Urgent Care Center for Pneumonia?

We recommend an urgent care evaluation for any concerning cough, but especially for symptoms such as:

  • Breathing difficulty or wheezing
  • A fever of 102 F or higher
  • Coughing brown or bright red mucus

How Can Our Urgent Care Providers Help with Your Pneumonia?

When you visit our urgent care center for pneumonia, we will begin with reviewing your symptoms and performing a physical examination. We will also listen to your lungs and perform office tests to see if you’re having trouble breathing (all our centers have x-ray capability).

Based on your symptoms and test results, we may recommend any of the following treatment options to treat your pneumonia:

  • Oral or IV Antibiotics – To treat bacterial pneumonia.
  • Anti-Inflammatory Medicines – To treat pneumonia symptoms, such as fever, inflammation, and pain while coughing/breathing.

What Considerations We Take for Pediatric Cases

Pneumonia is common in children, especially during the cold season. Childhood pneumonia is often caused by a viral infection such as the flu or cold, which may get better on its own or may be treated with antiviral medication, cough and fever medicines, and breathing treatment/oxygen therapy (if severe breathing problems persist). However, recurrent pneumonia may be a sign of respiratory tract anomalies, and in such circumstances, we may recommend a specialist consultation.

Visit Our Urgent Care Clinic for Pneumonia

Looking for a well-equipped and convenient urgent care for Pneumonia treatment? Visit us at FCCMG in Irvine Woodbridge, Fountain Valley, or Costa Mesa, CA, today.

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