Millions of patients each year deal with upper respiratory infections in the form of the common cold, influenza, and bronchitis. Currently, the CDC estimates that the average adult in the U.S has between 2 to 3 colds each year. Children can have twice as many due to the fact the respiratory illnesses can spread within schools at an accelerated rate. The good news is that AFC Urgent Care Shelton provides treatment for upper respiratory infections as well as general illness treatment.

Any patient can get the care they need for respiratory infection symptoms, like coughing and sneezing, via our walk-in clinic! Our urgent care center doesn’t require patients to get an appointment in advance: just find a time that works and come in for care on a first-come/first-serve basis. Our provider teams are experienced in acute, non-ambulatory care so you get the best quality treatment without a long wait at the doctor’s office or emergency room.

Scheduling flu, common cold, and bronchitis treatment at AFC Urgent Care Shelton is simple: just call us directly or visit us in person at 389 Bridgeport Ave in Shelton, CT to get started!

What is an upper respiratory illness?

Upper respiratory illnesses are common bacterial, viral, and microbial infections that infect patients through the nasal passages, mouth, and sinuses. These illnesses are highly likely to spread within offices, schools, and common public areas from peer-to-peer contact.

The symptoms of upper respiratory illnesses include sneezing, stuffy nose, runny nose, sore throat, coughing, mucus dripping down your throat (post-nasal drip), watery eyes and , fever (although most people with colds do not have fever).

Respiratory infections treatable in Shelton, CT

Upper respiratory illnesses that are treatable at AFC Urgent Care in Shelton, CT include:

  • Influenza
  • Common cold (rhinoviruses)
  • Bronchitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Parainfluenza
  • Laryngitis