Common Cold Appointments in Hillsboro, OR

Feeling under the weather? Book an affordable cold and flu consult in Hillsboro, OR and save up to 60% on your visit. Available today at affordable cash prices - without insurance mark-ups, hidden fees, or surprise bills. No insurance needed.

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Patrick Curry, NP

  • Family medicine
  • "Dr. Patrick Curry was wonderful. He explained everything, was very understanding and polite, had great knowledge in the medicine he prescribed. I am beyond impressed and I shall use him again and refer family and friends."
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Dawn Drewes, APRN

  • Urgent care
  • "... quick, straight forward, got antibiotics and feel more at peace"
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Tod Work, NP

  • Family medicine
  • "Today Work, NP put me at ease. He asked questions and listened to me. He was kind and efficient."
  • 5
  • $5 MEDS
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Traci Lambert, NP

  • Family medicine
  • "Great experience! She was exactly on time, and she quickly and competently diagnosed the issue with my swollen finger, and immediately sent in the prescription electronically. This was by far a better experience than having to go into urgent care, wait, be exposed to sick people, etc.... Already raving about my experience to my friends...."
  • $5 MEDS

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LaMonica Hodges, NP

  • Family medicine
  • "LaMonica Hodges, NP was very professional, attentive and personable. All of my questions and concerns were addressed. "
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Andrea Abbott, FNP

  • Family medicine
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Kenneth Akey, MD

  • Pediatrics

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    Melissa Rudd, FNP-BC

    • Psychiatry
    • Available today
    • $5 MEDS

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    Internal medicine doctor

    • OR, OR 97210
    • Female
    • Scheduled by Sesame

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    Family medicine doctor

    • OR, OR 97213
    • Female
    • 4.3
    • Scheduled by Sesame

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    Family medicine doctor

    • Portland, OR 97209
    • Male
    • 4.5
    • Scheduled by Sesame

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    Family medicine doctor

    • Sherwood, OR 97140
    • Male
    • Scheduled by Sesame

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    Family medicine doctor

    • Tigard, OR 97223
    • Female
    • Scheduled by Sesame

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    Family medicine doctor

    • Vancouver, WA 98684
    • Male
    • Scheduled by Sesame

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    Family medicine doctor

    • Tigard, OR 97224
    • Male
    • 4
    • Scheduled by Sesame

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    Family medicine doctor

    • Portland, OR 97223
    • Female
    • 3.6
    • Scheduled by Sesame

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    Family medicine doctor

    • Portland, OR 97213
    • Female
    • 5
    • Scheduled by Sesame

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    Family medicine doctor

    • Portland, OR 97205
    • Male
    • Scheduled by Sesame

    About cold

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    A cold is a viral infection that infects the upper respiratory system (the nose and throat). There are over 200 types of viruses that can cause a cold, and the infection is highly contagious. Most healthy people will experience at least one cold every year. Infection is more common in the winter as people are near each other indoors more often.

    Common symptoms of a cold include:

    • Stuffy or runny nose
    • Sneezing
    • Cough
    • Sore throat
    • Headache
    • Fever
    • Nasal congestion
    • Body aches

    Variations of the rhinovirus are the most common causes of a cold. These viruses can infect you by entering your body through your eyes, nose, or mouth. Adults rarely experience fever symptoms when dealing with a common cold. In fact, one of the surest ways to tell the difference between a cold or a flu infection is the presence of fever symptoms.

    Common colds are generally very mild and require little to no medical attention. However, severe infections can lead to complications such as:

    • Asthma
    • Ear infections
    • Sinus infections
    • Acute bronchitis (chest cold)

    If you are experiencing the symptoms of a cold, avoid going out in public. The infection is easily spread through airborne droplets and on surfaces. Practice good hygiene and rest until your symptoms have passed.

    Treatment Options

    Below are common treatment options for a cold. During your visit, talk to your health care provider about the best treatment for your cold, and tips to prevent spreading the infection.

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