Shortness of Breath Treatment

Get immediate care for shortness of breath at OnPoint Urgent Care Houston. Our expert team provides efficient diagnosis and treatment, addressing the root cause to ensure your quick and comfortable recovery.

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Shortness of Breath Treatment

Service Name: Shortness of Breath Treatment


Shortness of breath, also known as dyspnea, can be a distressing symptom, often indicating underlying health issues. OnPoint Urgent Care Houston provides prompt and thorough care for patients experiencing shortness of breath, ensuring accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.

Service Description:

Our experienced medical professionals at OnPoint Urgent Care Houston are equipped to assess and treat shortness of breath, which can result from various causes, including respiratory infections, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart conditions, and anxiety disorders. We focus on identifying the root cause and providing immediate relief while addressing the underlying condition.

Symptoms and Causes of Shortness of Breath:

Patients may experience:

  • Difficulty Breathing: A sensation of not getting enough air.
  • Chest Tightness: Often accompanying breathing difficulties.
  • Wheezing or Coughing: Indicative of respiratory issues.
  • Rapid Breathing: Increased respiratory rate.

Common causes include asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, heart failure, anxiety, and allergic reactions.

Treatment Approach for Shortness of Breath:

  • Detailed Assessment: Evaluating symptoms, medical history, and performing a physical examination.
  • Diagnostic Tests: Such as pulse oximetry, chest X-rays, EKGs, or spirometry, to determine the cause.
  • Immediate Management: Providing oxygen therapy or nebulizer treatments if necessary.
  • Prescribing Medication: Such as bronchodilators, steroids, or anti-anxiety medication, based on the diagnosis.
  • Referral to Specialists: Coordinating with cardiologists, pulmonologists, or other specialists for complex cases.

When to Seek Treatment for Shortness of Breath:

Immediate medical attention is recommended if:

  • Shortness of breath is sudden and severe.
  • It is accompanied by chest pain, fainting, or severe wheezing.
  • There are symptoms of a severe allergic reaction or asthma attack.

Importance of Professional Treatment:

Timely and professional treatment is vital for addressing the immediate discomfort caused by shortness of breath and for preventing potential complications related to the underlying cause.


At OnPoint Urgent Care Houston, we prioritize quick and effective treatment for shortness of breath, ensuring our patients receive the care they need for immediate relief and ongoing health.

Your Health is Our Priority:

For expert evaluation and treatment of shortness of breath, visit OnPoint Urgent Care Houston at 3905 Richmond Avenue, Houston, Texas 77027. Contact us at 832-810-3000 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Learn more about our urgent care services at


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