Visit Us for Respiratory Infection Treatment
Respiratory tract infections, or RTIs, refer to infections of the sinuses, throat, or lungs. These infections are caused by viruses that are easily spread from person to person, due to moisture particles that are expelled from the mouth and nose when coughing, sneezing, or talking. If you’re experiencing symptoms such as coughing, sore throat, muscle aches, runny nose, headaches, or sneezing, turn to Healthline Medical Group in Van Nuys, California, for respiratory infection treatment. We treat both upper respiratory and lower respiratory infections for patients in the San Fernando Valley.
Upper Respiratory Infection
If your symptoms are confined to your head and neck, you may have an upper respiratory infection. This type of RTI affects the sinuses, nose, and throat. Examples of upper respiratory infections include sinusitis, tonsillitis, and laryngitis. These infections are typically caused by the common cold or flu.
Lower Respiratory Infection
When the RTI occurs in the lungs and airways, it is considered a lower respiratory infection. Examples include bronchitis, bronchiolitis, pneumonia, and acute otitis media (ear infection). A persistent cough, particularly if it produces mucus, is a common symptom of lower respiratory infection, as are wheezing, a feeling of breathlessness, and tightness in the chest.
Urgent Care for Respiratory Infections
Healthline Medical Group is open 365 days a year and has extended hours on weekends and holidays to offer respiratory infection treatment for patients in need. We know that when you’re not feeling well, you want to be on the road to recovery as quickly as possible. That’s why we don’t require appointments at our urgent care center in Van Nuys, CA. Visit us today to see a doctor about your symptoms.