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ASTHMA

Urgent Care for Asthma

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 asthma 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. Note that if you suspect a severe asthma reaction, please call 911.

We are located in Clearwater, Florida, and we’re open seven days a week, Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 8 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, from 9 am to 6 pm. We’re always accepting new patients, and no appointments are necessary. 

What are Common Causes of Asthma?

Some of the most common causes of asthma include: 

  • Allergens such as dust mites and pets

  • Irritants such as tobacco smoke and perfume

  • Colds and respiratory infections

  • Food sensitivities

  • Exercise

  • Weather

  • Stress

What are Common Symptoms of Asthma?

Someone experiencing an asthma attack will usually experience noticeable breathing problems. Other symptoms of asthma 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

  • Coughing

  • Wheezing

  • 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 asthma 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. Note that if you suspect a severe asthma reaction, please call 911.

At Bayside Urgent Care Center, we will assess your asthma 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?

To make the most out of your visit to Bayside Urgent Care Center, please bring a list of any medications you take (including vitamins and supplements), past illnesses and surgeries, and 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 Cure Your Asthma Symptoms

Our Center is located in Clearwater, Florida, conveniently situated to Largo, Belleair, Dunedin, and Indian Rocks Beach. If you are feeling under the weather and suspect the flu, visit our office or call.

Open 7 days a week ● No Appointment Needed ● Online Registration

Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 8 pm, Saturday - Sunday 9 am to 6 pm

*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.

Find Us

Bayside Urgent Care Center

1001 S Fort Harrison Avenue, Suite 101

Clearwater, FL 33756

Phone. 727-441-5044

Fax. 727-441-5008

Hours 

Monday - Friday: 8am - 8pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 6pm