Common Cold Treatment for Visitors and Residents of Maui, Hawaii
If you are looking to receive treatment for the common cold, turn to Urgent Care West Maui. Our doctors are trained to provide effective and efficient care for a wide variety of non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries, such as the common cold, fractures, and UTIs. Plus, we boast little to no wait times, and we do not require appointments, so you can receive the care you need when you need it the most. So, whether you broke your arm while hiking the mountains in Maui, HI, cut your leg on coral while snorkeling, or caught the common cold on the plane ride to the island, our doctors are here to help.
Healthy adults contract the common cold virus two or three times a year, and each time, the symptoms can feel intolerable. That is why, at Urgent Care West Maui, we work quickly to treat the symptoms and help patients feel well again. First, we confirm the presence of the virus. Through a simple physical exam, we can usually recognize the signs and symptoms of the common cold, though diagnostic testing, conveniently located at our medical center in Maui, Hawaii, may also be used to rule out other conditions that can resemble the common cold.
While common cold treatment will vary depending on the individual and severity of the condition, most patients are expected to recover within a week to 10 days, although the symptoms may last longer for frequent smokers. Traditional treatment plans for the common cold may include:
- Pain relievers to lessen a fever or dull the pain caused by a headache or sore throat
- Cough syrup to stop the coughing and other related symptoms
- Decongestant nasal sprays to reverse a runny nose
For treatment of a common cold or another non-life-threatening condition, visit Urgent Care West Maui at your earliest convenience. We proudly accept both visitors and residents of Maui, Hawaii, at our center 365 days a year.
*Please be advised that visits taking place on weekdays after 5 p.m., Saturdays after 12 p.m., and Sundays and holidays are subject to an additional after-hours charge.