If you’ve ever had a urinary tract infection (UTI) – the second most common type of bacterial infection – you know how uncomfortable it can be. The relentless need to pee and the burning sensation when you do prompt you to consider the fastest option for relief. While contacting your doctor might be your first inclination, did you know there are other … Read More
Fast Fever Facts: 5 Things To Know
The human body is designed to function best within a certain temperature range. The average “normal” body temperature is 98.6 degrees F. While many people use the term “fever” loosely, meaning they feel flushed or warmer than usual, the medical criteria for a fever is a temperature of 100.4 F or higher. On average, children get fevers more frequently than … Read More
Strep Throat vs. Sore Throat
Do you know how to tell the difference? Know the symptoms. A sore throat can be caused by allergens, like pollen and dust or even food, or sometimes bacterial infections. The most common culprits, however, are flu and viral infections and will not respond to course of antibiotics. Sore Throat Symptoms include: A swollen, scratchy throat and tonsils Moderate fever Earache Moderate rash … Read More
Ear Infection Symptoms: Kids
Children are more likely than adults to get ear infections, especially middle ear infections. In fact, more than 80% of children will have an ear infection before age three. It’s not just due to the fact kids are more likely to insert foreign objects in their ears than the average adult. They also tend to have weaker immune systems and … Read More
Allergy Attack? Or, Allergy Reaction?
What’s the difference? As the seasons change, combined with other things like pollution and cold & flu season, make it difficult for allergy sufferers. While allergies may cause mildly annoying and bothersome symptoms, some allergic reactions can be life-threatening. It’s important to know the difference, and when to seek urgent care for allergies. The Allergic Response The job of a healthy immune … Read More
Do I Really Need An X-Ray?
One of the most common reasons patients come to an urgent care center are acute musculoskeletal injuries, which often require x-rays. X-rays can be an important diagnostic tool in the evaluation of issues ranging from injuries to limbs to chest pain. How do you know if you need one? Injuries and illnesses can happen to anyone and at any time. … Read More
Does it need stitches?
You’re putting away leftovers from dinner when your young son shuffles into the room, wailing. You hurry over to him and notice blood dripping from his arm. As you move his shaking hands away from the blood, you see a large gash. “I cut myself climbing the fence,” he whimpers. Immediately you ask yourself this question: Does it require stitches, or … Read More
Lab Testing at Urgent Care
More and more, people are choosing to have blood work and laboratory testing done at urgent care centers. Probably for the same reasons they choose urgent care for anything else: Urgent care is more convenient; usually in your neighborhood and open after normal business hours. Efficiency is higher at an urgent care, due to the handling of only a short list … Read More
Urgent Care or ER? Where to Go?
You’re cutting strawberries and you accidentally slice your thumb. The pain isn’t terrible, but the cut looks deep. It’s bleeding badly. So, what do you do? Do you visit your local emergency room (ER)? Or head to the nearest urgent care center? This is a type of dilemma many people face. Urgent care centers are popping up across the country, but … Read More
The Second Shot: Covid Vaccine
We are so proud that you got your first shot for the Covid vaccine. But, the second one is just as important. So, don’t skip out! Make sure you schedule your second shot for your Covid vaccine at the same location you received your first. In most instances, they should schedule your second dose at the time you receive your … Read More
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