If you have a cough accompanied by a fever, nausea, and chills you may be suffering from pneumonia. It is our mission at ER Specialists Urgency Center to care for many illnesses including a mild cough to walking pneumonia to full-blown pneumonia. Even if you are not sure you have pneumonia but are feeling poorly with pneumonia symptoms, the medical team at ER Specialists Urgency Center will get to the bottom of your symptoms. We will devise a treatment plan that will get you back into good health as soon as possible.
Our urgency center is open to everyone in the Colorado Springs area. It is time to visit the ER Specialists Urgency Center if you have any symptoms of pneumonia listed below:
- Fever and chills
- Fatigue or weakness
- A cough with fever
- Chest pain
- Trouble breathing
- Nausea or vomiting
- Rapid heartbeat
For elderly people confusion, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea can be some of the major symptoms. Viral infections often involve similar symptoms but they tend to come on more slowly and are usually milder than that of pneumonia.
At ER Specialists Urgency Center we can provide you with an effective treatment for pneumonia. If you come to us with symptoms of any degree of pneumonia, we assess your condition with a physical exam. If necessary, we will do blood tests, X-rays, and CT scans to form a diagnosis.
If you have bacterial pneumonia, we prescribe antibiotics. For the treatment of walking pneumonia, or viral pneumonia we may prescribe different medications.
Some people have mild pneumonia symptoms and can carry on with their daily routines. They are unaware of the illness that they have. This is called walking pneumonia. This illness is caused by the Mycoplasma pneumoniae organism. Sufferers have flu-like symptoms, fatigue or headaches. Treatment for this is often antibiotics, but for some patients, the illness clears up by itself.
Other causes of pneumonia may include:
- Pneumonia caused by an infection or an injury to the lower respiratory tract. The resulting inflammation causes pneumonia though other causes could be the aspiration of gastric contents, fluids, or irritants.
- Pneumonia caused by the inhalation of caustic substances. These can include food, vomit or chemicals. This is called aspiration pneumonia.
- Smoking, COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Other contributing factors may be heavy drinking, heart failure, or even diabetes, A pre-existing lung disease might also cause pneumonia.
At ER Specialists Urgency Center, we offer convenient, affordable urgent care.
Are you looking for a reputable place for urgent medical care in Colorado Springs or the nearby areas? We have you covered at ER Specialists Urgency Center. We are easily accessible because we’re are open 7 days every week. We are even open late into the evenings for more convenience.
ER Specialists Urgency Center – more than an urgent care!
We accept many major insurance plans as well as cash or credit cards – please call first to make sure we honor your insurance!
If you are experiencing symptoms of pneumonia and you can safely come to ER Specialists, we would love to help you. If you are alone or have any doubt about getting to our facility safely, or, believe you are experiencing a medical emergency please call 911.