The common cold is the most commonly occurring illness in the entire world, with more than 1 billion colds per year reported in the United States alone. To put it simply, the common cold is caused by viruses (therefore untreatable with antibiotics).
The symptoms of a common cold usually include stuffy and/or runny nose, sore throat, sneezing, headache, and coughing. These symptoms usually last only five to 10 days. In more extreme cases, symptoms can also include “pink eye”, cough, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, muscle weakness, and loss of appetite.
Colds are upper respiratory tract infections that are contagious. Occasionally, complications occur leading to a variety of more serious conditions, including bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, or strep throat, and some of these complications may require an antibiotic.
Cold symptoms can be treated by a variety of over-the-counter medications, including nasal decongestants, antihistamines, and cough suppressants and expectorants. It’s also important to get plenty of rest and drink a lot of fluids.
Strep throat, which is an infection due to streptococcus bacteria, is another cause of sore throats and tonsillitis. With strep throat, the sore throat is often more severe and persists. If the sore throat lingers, visit us for treatment.
At our Summit Urgent Care walk in clinics, we provide many solutions to the common cold and the infections it can cause. We offer prescription meds in-house to give you symptom relief as conveniently and as quickly as possible.
When you need to see a doctor NOW for colds or other illness, Summit Urgent Care is convenient and available without an appointment, 7 days a week. 365 Days a Year! We have locations in East Point, Newnan, and Fayetteville, GA. Servicing the nearby cities of Sharpsburg, Peachtree City, College Park. Every member of our team, from board-certified doctors has the same patient focus and is dedicated to delivering the best possible care.
WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY
Your services were great! Coming straight from the airport with breathing problems and bites all over me, I was quite uncomfortable. From the front desk to the provider, each person had a calming spirit. Even the instructions give were very direct concerning the asthma, yet welcoming. Thank you for being in business. Thank you for your service!
I was very pleased with the professionalism of the staff and the facilities at the East Point location. I would definitely recommend this urgent care provider.
“It’s such a pleasure knowing that this office is available when I need them. Every time I’ve been here the service has been excellent and quick. I really appreciate the service and care from everyone at office.”
“It was a great first-time experience at an Urgent Care from beginning to end. I was pleasantly surprised and appreciate the warmness and professionalism of the entire staff.”
“Summit Urgent Care is the best thing that has happened to healthcare in a long time. It is like visiting a family doctor with the convenience and hours of emergency care. It is also as affordable as a family doctor if you don’t have insurance. Very clean and short wait times.”