Get Speedy Relief From Stomach Flu Symptoms at Our Walk-In Clinic in St. Clair Shores, MI
Gastroenteritis is a common illness that’s caused by a viral infection of the intestines. Many people refer to it as “stomach flu,” but it’s not caused by any of the influenza viruses that produce the respiratory symptoms associated with “the flu.” One thing that gastroenteritis has in common with the flu, though, is the ability to make the affected person miserable.
Fortunately, gastroenteritis is one of the many non-life-threatening conditions we treat at Springfield Urgent Care in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. We’re open during extended hours every day of the week, and there’s no need to make an appointment. Our wait times are short, but you’re also welcome to book a time for your visit using our online “Reserve My Spot” service.
Common Stomach Flu Symptoms
A mild to moderate case of gastroenteritis is likely to cause:
- Watery diarrhea that doesn’t contain blood
- Nausea and vomiting
- Abdominal cramps and pain
- Muscle aches
- A low-grade fever
When to Seek Urgent Care Treatment for Stomach Flu
Although stomach flu symptoms may go away on their own in a few days, it’s a good idea to seek medical treatment if your symptoms last longer or are severe, or if you suspect your infant or young child has gastroenteritis. Some of the symptoms that may indicate a severe viral infection include:
- Inability to keep liquids down
- Vomit or diarrhea that contains blood
- Deep yellow urine, dizziness, extreme fatigue, and other signs of dehydration
- High fever—104 degrees or higher for adults and 102 degrees or higher for children
Several other health conditions can mimic gastroenteritis symptoms. The experienced and highly qualified medical practitioners at Springfield Urgent Care can accurately diagnose your condition and, if appropriate, provide you with a stomach flu treatment plan that will help you feel better fast.
Contact us today if you have questions about our gastroenteritis treatment, or simply stop by Springfield Urgent Care whenever you’re in St. Clair Shores.