COVID-19 is an infectious respiratory illness that causes a wide range of symptoms that are life-threatening for some. At All Valley Urgent Care in Brawley and El Centro, California, Luis E. Verduzco, MD, Brian Tyson, MD, and the highly skilled staff provide COVID-19 testing and treatment to help lessen the duration and severity of the viral infection. Call the office to learn more about COVID-19 treatment at All Valley Urgent Care, or use the online booking feature to request a consultation. Telemedicine appointments are also available, and walk-ins are welcome.
COVID-19 is an illness caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), a newly discovered coronavirus. You get COVID-19 when the virus enters your body by way of your mouth, nose, or eyes.
The virus enters your body through airborne droplets that you breathe in or inadvertently transfer to the body when your hands touch your face. The virus moves into the back of your nose and throat and multiplies, and then travels to your lungs.
You can catch COVID-19 from anyone infected with the virus, even if they don’t have symptoms.
COVID-19 symptoms vary and may appear within two to 14 days after infection. Common symptoms of COVID-19 include:
Older adults and people with underlying medical conditions, like diabetes or obesity, may have more severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, chest pain, or confusion. If you have difficulty breathing or confusion, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms and need testing, you should schedule a visit at All Valley Urgent Care. The urgent care practice has rapid COVID-19 testing for fast results.
For the rapid COVID-19 test, your provider at All Valley Urgent Care uses a swab to collect mucus samples from your nose or throat. Test results take about 15 to 30 minutes.
Getting tested may help prevent the further spread of the virus.
If you test positive for COVID-19, your provider at All Valley Urgent Care recommends you self-isolate at home, wear a mask when around family members, and wash your hands frequently.
If you’re at risk of developing serious symptoms, your provider at All Valley Urgent Care may prescribe an antiviral medication that may lessen the severity and duration of your illness.
They also recommend you drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated and take acetaminophen to manage your fever and pain.
For COVID-19 testing and treatment, call All Valley Urgent Care or use the online booking feature to schedule an in-office or telemedicine appointment today.