Now more than ever, it’s important to pay attention to your body. As flu season and the COVID-19 pandemic continue to affect our daily lives, we need to understand when it’s time to seek immediate medical care.
One of the most distinct symptoms of the flu is a painful body ache. For many, muscles feel weak, sore and achy. It may even hurt to move. They can also make you feel fatigued or even exhausted. If you or a loved one is experiencing painful body aches coupled with other symptoms of the flu or COVID, then it’s vital to seek immediate medical care.
Who is considered high-risk?
If you’re in a high-risk group and are experiencing symptoms like fever, chills or body aches, visit your nearest urgent care to avoid potential complications like hospitalization, pneumonia or bronchitis. If you’re not high-risk, it’s still important to seek immediate medical care if your flu-like symptoms become severe. High-risk groups include the following individuals:
- Pregnant women
- Infants and children under five years of age
- Anyone over the age of 65
- Anyone living in a nursing home or long-term care facility
- Anyone with a weakened immune system
- Anyone with heart, liver or kidney disease
What are the severe symptoms of the flu?
Influenza (flu) and COVID can cause mild to severe illness, and symptoms can appear suddenly. Seek immediate medical care if you experience body aches or any of the following flu-like symptoms:
- Difficulty breathing
- Shortness of breath
- Severe chest pain
- Severe stomach pain
- Severe or persistent vomiting or nausea
- Sudden, severe dizziness or ongoing dizzy spells
- Body temperature is 103 degrees or higher
Avoid complications from flu-like symptoms. Visit Amory Urgent Care for body aches or other severe symptoms that can’t wait. We’re open from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. daily for immediate, walk-in treatment.
If you or a loved one may have been exposed to the COVID virus, visit Amory Urgent care for a COVID Viral Rapid Testing seven days a week.