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FirstCall Medical Center provides a variety of acute illness treatment options for nearby patients in Laurel, MD and surrounding communities. Specifically, FirstCall Medical Center also provides seasonal illness treatment for patients that experience a wide variety of sudden airborne illnesses.

The fall season and winter season can bring about illnesses that lead to a variety of uncomfortable symptoms including the flu virus, common colds, allergies, and more. If you believe that a seasonal illness is contributing to a variety of uncomfortable factors, then make sure to first stop at our walk-in clinic and urgent care center!

Patients call call us directly at 410-730-3399 or simply visit our urgent care center at the following address: 0981 Johns Hopkins Road Laurel, MD 20723!

Seasonal illnesses treated at our urgent care center

Seasonal illnesses come in many forms even though they all create similar symptoms. The cold, flu virus, and other can lead to a wide variety of symptoms such as:

  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Vomiting
  • Congestion
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Mild Breathing Difficulty

Whenever you have any of these symptoms, the team at FirstCall Medical Center can identify and treat symptoms based on the following seasonal illnesses:

Influenza¬†– Patients with the flu virus, or influenza, experience a variety of uncomfortable symptoms because of the virus’s infection. Most flu cases take approximately 2-3 weeks to fully heal, but patients can prevent the flu with a flu shot!

Common cold and rhinovirus – A common cold or rhinovirus is a special virus that specifically travels through a patient’s airways to cause an infection. Most cold symptoms last a few days or up to a week, but the common cold doesn’t have a current vaccine. Get plenty of rest, drink fluids, and get symptom treatment immediately.

Seasonal Allergies –¬†Seasonal allergy triggers such as pollen, dander, or similar irritants can spread more rapidly during fall and winter seasons. Depending upon your allergy, there are medications available over-the-counter that can alleviate symptoms. But for lasting symptoms make sure you visit an urgent care center!