How do I know when I should go to the doctor?

Call 414-229-4716 and talk to the phone triage nurse when you develop a cold or flu, or call to make an appointment if any of the following apply to you:

  1. You have bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, heart disease, or any other chronic condition that is worsened by the cold or flu.
  2. You have a temperature of 102 or higher, and the fever has been present more than three days.
  3. You have white spots on your tonsils, the gland is your neck are swollen, and you do not have a cough. Or, if there has been a recent known exposure to strep throat.
  4. Your neck feels sore or stiff.
  5. You have pain along the side(s) of the chest or shortness of breath. (mid chest pain is common in colds and flu and can be treated with humidity.).
  6. You have pain over the cheekbone or above theyeyes, and you are blowing dark green mucus from the nose.
  7. You have severe ear pain.
  8. You note a change in mental status such as confusion, slow thinking, or excessive sleepiness.
  9. You have a cough that lasts a week longer than other symptoms, or you are coughing up bloody or dark green mucus.