Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that causes difficulty in breathing. It’s characterized by episodes of abrupt symptoms caused by inflammation and narrowing of the bronchial tubes. People with asthma experience these symptoms when the airways tighten, inflame, or fill with mucus.
When people have attacks, an inhaler delivers an immediate dose of medication to the airways. This helps to reduce inflammation, loosen muscles around the airways, and clear out any excess mucus.
If you suspect you are having a mild asthma attack, visit Bayside Urgent Care. Our medical staff is expert at treating this and other non-life-threatening emergencies.
If you suspect a severe asthma reaction, please call 911.
What are Common Causes of Asthma?
Some of the most common causes include:
- Allergens, such as dust mites and pets
- Irritants such as tobacco smoke and perfume
- Colds and respiratory infections
- Food sensitivities
What Are Common Symptoms?
Someone experiencing an asthma attack will usually experience noticeable breathing problems. Other symptoms range from mild to severe, depending on how strongly the airways react to inhaled allergens:
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty breathing or getting a full breath
- Tightness or pressure in the chest
- Difficulty speaking
- Tightening of the neck muscles
- Change in complexion
- Panic or anxiety
How Can Urgent Care Help with Your Asthma?
The human body responds differently to different allergens, which is why these attacks range from mild to severe. Depending on how strongly the body reacts to allergens, you may experience a simple allergic reaction, an asthma attack, or even anaphylaxis – a very dangerous reaction that can be deadly.
At Bayside Urgent Care Center, we will assess your symptoms and can help diagnose or treat them, if necessary. During your visit, we will perform chest x-rays and prescribe medications to keep you breathing easy.
What Should You Bring When You Visit?
Please bring a list of any medications you take (including vitamins and supplements), and past illnesses and surgeries. Also, bring your primary doctor’s phone number and address in case we need to transfer records.
Does Bayside Urgent Care Accept Insurance?
Yes. We accept Medicare and most major insurance carriers. If you are underinsured, uninsured, or prefer to pay out-of-pocket, our services are reasonably priced, and we offer flexible payment plans.
Choose Bayside Urgent Care to Treat Your Asthma Symptoms
Our center is located in Clearwater, Florida, conveniently situated to Largo, Belleair, Dunedin, and Indian Rocks Beach. If you are feeling discomfort due to asthma, visit our office or call.
*Urgent care is not a substitute for emergency care. Always head to the nearest emergency room or call 911 if you are experiencing very serious or life-threatening problems. Read What is Urgent Care for more information.
Bayside Urgent Care is your alternative to the high costs and long waits at hospital emergency rooms. We believe that excellent healthcare should be affordable, and it’s our goal to never rush patients.
We are conveniently located in Clearwater, Florida. The center is only a short drive from nearby Clearwater Beach, Largo, Belleair, Dunedin, Countryside, Safety Harbor, Palm Harbor, and Indian Rocks Beach.