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Should I go to urgent care for the common cold thats going around the family?
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Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
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If your symptoms are less than 2 weeks, it is unlikely that an antibiotic will help.
Saline nasal rinses have been shown to be a great help. Search "nasal rinse" to learn more! stay home if you have a fever and wash hands any time you wipe your nose or touch your face so you don't spread the infection!

In brief: More...
If your symptoms are less than 2 weeks, it is unlikely that an antibiotic will help.
Saline nasal rinses have been shown to be a great help. Search "nasal rinse" to learn more! stay home if you have a fever and wash hands any time you wipe your nose or touch your face so you don't spread the infection!
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
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Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Why?
If you know you have a common cold and are able to control symptoms at home, you can save your money and not go to urgent care.
If you have difficulty breathing, you should be seen urgently. For prolonged fever or symptoms that worsen after the first week or two, seeing your regular doctor might benefit. Urgent cares tend to have higher copays, and they don't know you, so your regular doc is best!

In brief: Why?
If you know you have a common cold and are able to control symptoms at home, you can save your money and not go to urgent care.
If you have difficulty breathing, you should be seen urgently. For prolonged fever or symptoms that worsen after the first week or two, seeing your regular doctor might benefit. Urgent cares tend to have higher copays, and they don't know you, so your regular doc is best!
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
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