Coughs, Flu, Colds & Strep

common cold, flu, cough Urgent Care

The common cold and flu are the most commonly occurring illnesses 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 or flu 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.

The flu is also a respiratory infection caused by a number of viruses. Passing through the air, these viruses enter your body through your nose or mouth. Between 5% and 20% of people in the U.S. get the flu each year. The flu can be serious or even deadly for elderly people, newborn babies, and people with specific chronic illnesses.

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 week365 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.

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Newnan (Crossing)

2084 Newnan Crossing Blvd, Newnan, GA, USA

(678) 695-6960

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Carrollton

909 S Park St, Carrollton, GA 30117, USA

(678) 782-9994

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LaGrange

1524 Lafayette Pkwy, LaGrange, GA 30241, USA

(706) 530-2151

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1825 GA-34, Newnan, GA 30265, United States

(770) 502-2121

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100 Line Creek Drive, Peachtree City, GA 30269, United States

770-847-8786

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749 W Lanier Ave, Fayetteville, GA 30214, USA

(770) 835-4925

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East Point

3515 Camp Creek Parkway, East Point, GA 30344, United States

(404) 344-7337

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East Cobb

3120 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta, GA 30062, United States

(770) 835-4741

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