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Mailing Address:

3328 Jenkins Rd, Suite 200

Chattanooga, TN 37421

Phone: (423) 825-4040

Fax: (423) 825-4043

 

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Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday

9:00am - 5:00pm

 

Sick Walk Ins:

8:30am - 9:00am

 

Emergency Sick:

(Saturday am by appointment only)

 

Flu

Influenza (commonly called flu) is a viral infection that is highly contagious and lasts approximately 5-7 days. Because it is a virus, it is not treatable with antibiotics. Treatment consists of rest, fluids, and fever control with Acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) or Ibuprofen (such as Motrin or Advil). Never use any product with aspirin.

 

Symptoms that you may see with flu include headache, fever which may last 5-7 days, chills, body aches, cough/ congestion, sore throat, and occasionally belly pain, vomiting and diarrhea.

 

In most cases your child will not need to be seen in the office for the flu. However, please observe them closely for signs of complications that would require an office visit. These signs may include:

Good hand washing and flu vaccines are important in the prevention of flu.