Health One Family Medicine -  - Family Medicine

Shalin Parikh, M.D.

Family Medicine & Primary Care Physician located in Irving, TX

Sore Throat / Cough / Nasal Congestion Specialist

At Health One Family Medicine in Irving, Texas, Dr. Shalin Parikh helps men, women of all ages move beyond the discomfort and inconvenience of a cough, sore throat, and nasal congestion. If you experience these symptoms, help is a phone call away. Contact the office to book an appointment, or use the online scheduling tool to find an appointment time that fits your schedule. Treatment helps you get back into the swing of your normal routines as quickly as possible.

Sore Throat / Cough / Nasal Congestion Q & A

by Shalin Parikh, M.D.

What are the causes of a sore throat, cough, and nasal congestion?

These symptoms are most often associated with the common cold. You might also experience body aches, headache, a low fever, and sneezing.

Viruses cause colds and easily spread from one person to another, and you’re likely to recover within 7-10 days.

When should I see a doctor for a common cold?

Newborns and babies should receive medical attention any time they experience a fever greater than 100.4°F. Children with severe or worsening symptoms, or who suffer ear pain, wheezing, or lack of appetite should also come in for a diagnostic exam as soon as possible.

Adults should seek medical care for a cold with a fever higher than 101.3°F or that lasts for longer than five days. Wheezing, shortness of breath, or severe head or sinus pain should also prompt a visit to Dr. Parikh.

You’re encouraged to come to the office for treatment if you experience a sore throat, coughing, or nasal congestion. Having a thorough diagnostic workup can help determine if the source of the symptoms is a common cold or something more serious. As with many medical issues, the sooner you begin treatment, the sooner you’ll be back on your feet and feeling like yourself.

What are the risk factors for a cough, sore throat, and nasal congestion?

Some factors elevate your risk of developing a cold, including:

  • Age younger than six
  • Fall or winter seasons
  • Weakened immune system
  • Exposure to large numbers of people

Many of these risk factors are out of your control, which is why the common cold is so prevalent.

How can I prevent catching a cold?

There’s no vaccination against the common cold, but you can follow these preventive measures to try and lower your risk:

  • Wash hands frequently
  • Avoid close contact with people who have a cold
  • Disinfecting common use surfaces like countertops and toys

If you experience a cough, nasal congestion, and sore throat despite these efforts, schedule an appointment with Dr. Parikh for a full diagnostic exam and to explore treatment options.

Insurance

At Health One Family Medicine, we value the health of every family member and want to make sure that our services are affordable for every patient. For that reason, we accept a wide variety of insurances. If you have any questions about the type of insurances we accept, please call our office. Starting June 1, 2018, there will be a $25 charge for any missed appointments that are not cancelled 24 hours in advance. **Please Note: We are not accepting Molina, TRICARE, or Ambetter Insurance.

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Humana
Medicare
Multiplan, Inc.
United Healthcare
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Location
Health One Family Medicine
3601 Regent Boulevard, #165
Irving, TX 75063
Phone: 469-213-3422
Fax: (469) 262 5763
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469-213-3422