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While sometimes mistaken for the common cold, influenza A and influenza B can have serious symptoms that can sometimes prove life threatening for the very young and old. Fortunately, there are tests available that can determine the presence and strain of the influenza virus. With early detection, specific prescription medications can help reduce the severity of symptoms and the overall duration of the illness.

People living in or near New York City’s Upper East Side can turn to Dr. John Abroon’s clinic, to be tested and treated for influenza A and influenza B. Early symptoms that indicate a test is warranted include: fever, dry cough, headache, general weakness, as well as joint and muscle pain.

The influenza test can be performed in a very short outpatient appointment. Results typically come back within 15 to 20 minutes. Within the first 48 hours, it is possible for certain prescription medications to significantly reduce symptom severity.

Even if your influenza is more than 48 hours old, Dr. Abroon can help you understand methods to manage and minimize symptoms. This also extends to insights in reducing the chances of passing influenza on to friends, family members, and coworkers.

If you live on New York City’s Upper East Side and you or a family member have been experiencing influenza symptoms, you should call 212-288-0900 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Abroon.