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Like it or not, the common cold is a virus that can affect anyone at any time. Most people catch it through contact with another infected person, but it can also be spread through the air. Once contracted, the symptoms of the common cold vary from person to person and can include fever, sore throat, body aches, and headache. However, there are many common cold remedies out there that can help you feel better fast. Our experts are well versed in all the treatments that can ease your cold symptoms.

What is the common cold?

The common cold, a respiratory infection, is highly contagious and can be spread through the air. Common cold symptoms include fever, headache, sore throat, and fatigue. This can lead to severe health complications such as pneumonia if not appropriately treated. For most people, the common cold lasts four to seven days. However, it can last up to 10 days in some cases.

The Causes of the Common Cold

A respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a type of cold virus, most often causes the common cold. Other viruses that can cause the common cold include coronavirus, adenovirus, and rhinovirus. The most important thing you can do to prevent these viruses is to get vaccinated. You can also take some simple steps to improve your immune system, such as drinking plenty of fluids, avoiding close contact with sick people, and using a humidifier to increase moisture levels in the air.

The Symptoms of the Common Cold

The common cold symptoms can vary from person to person, but they typically include a cough, a runny nose, and sneezing. Many people also experience a sore throat. The main symptoms are a runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, coughing, hoarseness, and fatigue. People may also have a mild fever, muscle aches, and headaches in some cases. If you think you might have been exposed to someone with a common cold, it’s best to take some simple steps to reduce the risk of getting sick. For example, wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your eyes and nose. If you get sick, take an over-the-counter medication such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen to reduce the pain and fever.

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How to treat the common cold?

– Drink plenty of fluids, especially water and juice. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and smoking.

– Eat a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables.

– Take the over-the-counter medication prescribed by your doctor if your symptoms do not improve within 48 hours. Some over-the-counter medications used to treat the common cold include acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin).

The Cures for the Common Cold

Many people believe that there is no one cure for the common cold, but in reality, many different remedies can help alleviate symptoms. Here are some of the most effective treatments for the common cold:

– Try to avoid touching your nose or mouth.

– Get rest. The more rest you get, the better your chances of recovering quickly from a cold.

– Take over-the-counter (OTC) medications such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen if you experience pain, fever, and congestion.

– Use a vaporizer to relieve congestion. Vaporizers heat water to become steam, which helps to loosen mucus and produce a refreshing vapor.

However, connecting with the experts of TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track to help you manage the common cold is highly advisable. Why? Find out by getting in touch with us today!

Colds can be just annoying enough that they can interfere with work, school, or any other daily responsibilities. If you’re exhibiting cold symptoms and want prompt treatment so you can continue with your daily routine, look to TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track. We offer comprehensive care to patients ages 3 months and older for an array of non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries, and we have multiple location throughout the Tampa, Florida, area. Our board-certified medical providers will be happy to evaluate your symptoms and provide a treatment plan that will help you start feeling like yourself again as soon as possible.

Our Services

When you visit us for cold treatment, we’ll make the process as convenient as possible. We offer comprehensive in-house lab testing and diagnostic procedures, so you won’t have to make a trip to an outside facility to receive a complete diagnosis. And if you’re suffering from an ailment that requires a prescription, we’ll likely be able to fill it through our in-house pharmacy.

Don’t Wait for the Medical Care You Need

You don’t have to suffer for several days while you wait for an appointment to open up at your primary physician’s office. We’re open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, and see patients on a first-come, first-served basis.

Visit one of TGH Urgent Care’s Tampa, FL, locations today to receive prompt cold treatment. If you’d like to reserve your spot in line before you arrive, you can sign in ahead of time using our Fast Pass system.

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Coronavirus Information & Resources

COVID-19 Test to Treat

TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track has partnered with the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) to offer oral COVID-19 antiviral treatments for those who qualify. These treatments are being offered at all TGH Urgent Care locations throughout the Tampa Bay area.


CDC Self Checker

Do you suspect you may have been exposed to Coronavirus (COVID-19)? To learn more about the symptoms and whether you need testing, visit the official CDC Self Checker.


Commitment to Responsible Prescribing Practices

We are committed to responsible antibiotic prescribing practices. Our goal is to adequately treat infections while protecting our community from the harmful effects of antibiotic resistant infections. TGH Urgent Care has earned the Antibiotic Stewardship Commendation Award from the Urgent Care Association due to our ongoing commitment to this goal.

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