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Viral infections can be stubborn – let us help

Feeling miserable with a viral infection can leave you unwilling to move. Fatigue, fever, and a variety of uncomfortable symptoms commonly “ground” the virus carrier, making even the easiest tasks seem burdensome. Luckily, DispatchHealth can treat the symptoms of your viral infection in the comfort of your own home, allowing you to get back under the covers and receive the care you need without having to deal with a germy waiting room. Viral infections vary in type and severity, so DispatchHealth medical professionals will assess your condition. Our team will then come up with a treatment plan while you continue to rest. This type of treatment is much more convenient than traditional urgent care clinics and other medical care clinics, and you’ll pay the same amount or less for your in-home care. You can schedule an appointment by calling us, visiting our website, or downloading our app.

If this is an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.

More about viral infections

Some viral infections are minor and require limited medical intervention. On the other hand, some viral infections can be life-threatening and require major interventions. Viral infections can impact virtually any part of the body.

The most common viral infections Include:

Typically, the body’s immune system will develop a defense system against the virus, and symptoms resolve themselves. In these cases, treating a viral infection is about symptom management and supporting the body with fluids and nutrients. Treatment may entail taking prescription medication or receiving an IV to rehydrate.

If left untreated

Depending on the type of viral infection you have, you may run the risk of further complications if you don’t receive treatment. Certain viral infections absolutely require prompt medical intervention to treat your symptoms. If you’re unwell with a viral infection, it is better to err on the side of caution and contact a medical professional. DispatchHealth is here when you need us for non-life-threatening situations—contact us today to request care at your home.

Medically reviewed by Dr. Phil Mitchell MD, MS on July 24th, 2019