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Want to know the symptoms of valley fever? Mesa, AZ has an increasing amount of valley fever cases but FastMed is here to help!

Valley fever is caused by a fungus that can be found within the southwestern soil of the United States. The fungus is called coccidioidomycosis and inhaling this type of fungus within contaminated dust can cause the disease. It is not able to be transferred from person to person and can develop into a serious condition, if left untreated.

There are not many symptoms of valley fever. Mesa, AZ is home to a FastMed facility that is staffed with medical professionals that can go over the associated symptoms and determine whether or not you have the disease.

Come into FastMed if you are experiencing symptoms of valley fever. Mesa, AZ has a conveniently located FastMed facility! 

Symptoms of valley fever may resemble those of a flu, but much milder. If you do have the disease, symptoms typically begin within one to three weeks of actual exposure. Potential symptoms may include:

  • Chills

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Fatigue

  • Achy body

  • Rash (red, sometimes spotty rash may occur and it may be painful with bumps on the skin)

If you are experiencing the symptoms of valley fever in Mesa, AZ then you should stop by FastMed and get evaluated by a medical professional. Our staff is dedicated and experienced in providing quality care within a convenient and warm environment. Treatment for valley fever depends on the severity of the disease. Medication for valley fever involves the use of antifungal drugs, such as amphotericin B. In the most severe of cases, surgical intervention is necessary. The need of surgery is very rare and is seen with high-risk patients.

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