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Illness Treatment

Family Urgent Care

Internal Medicine - Primary Care and Urgent Care Centers located in Schererville, IN & Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL

Symptoms are your body’s way of telling you to seek care for an infection or illness. At Family Urgent Care in Schererville, Indiana, and the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, Asrar Sheikh, MD, and the team provide diagnostic tests and treatment for illnesses like pneumonia, strep throat, hand-foot-mouth disease, and pink eye. To book an appointment, call either location or use the convenient online scheduling tool today. Telehealth appointments may be available.

Illness Treatment Q & A

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What is illness treatment?

Family Urgent Care provides diagnostic services and treatment for a multitude of illnesses affecting various organs and systems within your body. Illnesses often cause symptoms indicating your need for care, but they don’t always. The team at Family Urgent Care can identify early signs of illnesses during your regular check-ups or evaluate symptoms when they appear during a sick visit.

The treatment you receive for your illness depends on the cause, your symptoms, medical history, and other factors addressed during your consultation. The team at Family Urgent Care prescribes appropriate oral or topical medications for your illness and may add elements of home care to your plan. 

They teach you to follow your care plan and get the best possible results. They might also ask you to book a follow-up appointment using telehealth or in-person to make sure your treatment is working well for you.

Which illnesses require treatment?

The team at Family Urgent Care can treat a wide range of illnesses. You should book an appointment for illness treatment if you experience symptoms of:


A fever happens when the temperature of your body is too high. It’s a mechanism of your immune system to kill infections, but a fever can be dangerous in itself if it is too high or prolonged.

Headaches and migraines

There are many types of headaches, including cluster headaches, tension headaches, and migraines. The team helps you find out if another condition is causing your headaches and helps you manage them.

Bronchitis and pneumonia

Bronchitis and pneumonia are both infections causing lung inflammation and trouble breathing. The vaccine for pneumonia is available at Family Urgent Care.

Upper respiratory infection

Upper respiratory infections are very common and cause cold symptoms like coughing and sniffling. Sinus infections cause similar symptoms but only affect the cavities around your nose instead of your nose and throat.

Hand-foot-mouth disease (HFMD)

HFMD is most common in babies and small children. It causes sores or rashes on their hands, feet, mouth, and buttocks, and often comes with a high fever. It’s also very infectious. The team at Family Urgent Care specializes in diagnosing and treating HFMD.

Sore throat

A sore throat could indicate strep throat or something else. The team might give you a strep test if you come in with a sore throat. 

Pink eye

Pink eye develops when your eye becomes inflamed, often because of an infection.

Nausea and vomiting

Nausea and vomiting could indicate anything from a hangover to a serious gastrointestinal illness. The team evaluates you and may order lab tests to find the cause and treat you appropriately.


Symptoms like chest pain, coughing, fever, and respiratory distress are all indicators that you may be infected with COVID-19. 

Fortunately, Family Urgent Care has testing for COVID-19 available at their office. If you’re concerned that you or someone you love has contracted the virus, call (219)440-7351 for more information. 

How can I prevent the spread of my illness?

While not all illnesses are contagious, some infections are easy to spread through touch, coughing, or sneezing. You can even spread certain illnesses like HFMD by touching an object if someone else touches the same object later, so you should sanitize doorknobs, toys, and other objects regularly. 

To prevent spreading illnesses and infections like HFMD, COVID-19, or pink eye, you should avoid going to work or school while you’re sick. The team at Family Urgent Care can tell you how contagious your illness is and how long you should stay away from others. 

If you or your child has symptoms, call Family Urgent Care, or book an appointment online for illness treatment today.

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