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Cold and Flu Treatment in Lawrence, KS

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Getting sick is never fun. If you experience symptoms, like fever, coughing, sneezing, and runny nose, it can be hard to tell whether it's a common cold or the flu (influenza). Regardless, you probably want to feel better again as soon as possible. When you're feeling under the weather, you can count on the trusted professionals at Lawrence Family Practice Center. Our team provides urgent care for colds and flu at our office in Lawrence, KS. We offer same-day care and convenient appointment times so you can receive the treatment you need. We welcome patients of all ages, from newborns to seniors, and accept most types of insurance. Call our office to schedule an urgent care visit today.


Colds and flu are two different viral infections that affect the respiratory system. Usually, symptoms of the flu are more sudden and severe than the common cold. Colds and flu generally involve the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Chills and body aches
  • Sore throat
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Sore throat

At Lawrence Family Practice Center, someone from our trained team will assess your symptoms and prescribe appropriate treatments to help you feel better. Common treatments for colds and flu include cough suppressants, decongestants, steroid nasal sprays, oral corticosteroids, and antiviral flu drugs. In addition, over-the-counter medications, like Tylenol and ibuprofen, can help lower a fever and alleviate pain.

Feel Better Again

Colds and flu can lead to similar symptoms, like a stuffy nose, fever, and coughing. Our family medicine specialists are trained to diagnose the differences between colds and influenza and can offer prompt treatment to help you feel better again. If you need care for yourself or your child, please reach out to our office to schedule an urgent care appointment today.

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