Nearly a third of U.S residents suffer upper respiratory infections in the form of the common cold, influenza, and bronchitis. In fact, the CDC estimates that millions of patients experience several respiratory illnesses and infections within a given year. The average adult in the U.S has between 2 to 3 colds each year. Young elementary school-aged children are likely to have twice as many colds as adults since infection rates within schools tend to be high, especially for the common cold. However, parents can rest easy knowing that AFC Urgent Care Fairifeld provides treatment for upper respiratory infections, general illnesses,

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 Fairfield is simple: just call us directly or visit us in person at 1918 Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield, CT!

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).

Upper Respiratory Treatment in Fairfield, CT

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

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