When you’re experiencing cold and flu symptoms—such as sneezing, coughing, and a sore throat—you want relief fast. Luckily, if you’re in Cleveland, Tennessee, or the surrounding area, you can turn to Erlanger ExpressCare. Our skilled providers treat adults and children as young as two, supplying them with the industry-leading care that we’ve come to be known for.

Cold vs. Flu

The common cold and the flu can cause similar symptoms, so how can you tell them apart? Here are a few ways to distinguish between these two conditions:

  • If you have a fever and chills, you likely have the flu.
  • The flu is more likely to cause headaches and severe body aches.
  • If your symptoms appeared suddenly, you probably have the flu.

Of course, the only way to know for sure what’s causing your symptoms is to consult with a trained medical provider, such as the ones at Erlanger ExpressCare. Once we’ve spoken with you about your cold and flu symptoms and performed a physical examination and any necessary testing, we’ll supply you with an accurate diagnosis and recommend a customized course of treatment.

Visit Our Cold & Flu Clinic

If you need prompt treatment for cold and flu symptoms, don’t bother waiting for an appointment with your primary care provider. Instead, visit Erlanger ExpressCare’s Cleveland, TN, urgent care center—located at 4312 Holiday Inn Express Way NW—where we proudly offer cold and flu treatment on a walk-in basis. We’re open every day of the week with extended hours, so you can come in whenever it’s most convenient for you, even if that’s in the evening, over the weekend, or on a holiday. And although we already offer remarkably short wait times, you have the option to expedite your visit even further by checking in online ahead of time.