Urgent Care vs. Emergency Care: How to Know Where to Go

If you’re sick or injured but don’t require immediate care, then you should schedule an appointment with your primary care physician or visit an urgent care facility. Your primary care physician will understand your health history and be able to offer treatments with this in mind. Urgent care clinics are a great alternative if you…

Insect Bites and Allergic Reactions

Mosquito bites are some of the most common bug bites in the world, easily identifiable as small red dots on the skin. Aside from the itching, they are mostly harmless. On the other hand, bites from bees (stings), spiders, and fire ants can be much worse, as they can trigger allergic reactions. Bee Stings Wasp,…

When Can I Take a Pregnancy Test?

Pregnancy tests are a reliable way to determine if a woman is pregnant. Most women now use a urine test, which can be purchased at most drugstores. This home pregnancy test involves testing the urine for human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), which is found only after a fertilized egg attaches to the lining of the uterus….

Common Cold Tips

Tips for Preventing the Common Cold Avoid close contact with sick people. This will help to reduce your chance of catching their bug. You should also avoid sharing food or drink with sick and seemingly healthy people to further reduce your risk. Additionally, don’t touch surfaces or objects that are or may be infected, if…

Flu Prevention Tips

What Are Some Tips for Flu Prevention? Get vaccinated. The best way to protect yourself from the most common flu strains is to get a flu shot. While this won’t guarantee that you won’t get the flu, it can help to reduce the severity of your symptoms. Those with a higher risk of flu-related complications…

Scalp Lacerations

Urgent Care for Scalp Lacerations Scalp lacerations are more of a common injury than most people expect. Occasionally, everyone experiences a scrape or cut during their daily routines. While many minor lacerations might heal without medical intervention, there are occasions that require urgent care. How can you tell if a scratch, cut or laceration to…

Treating a Persistent Sore Throat

Treating a Persistent Sore Throat While most people consider a sore throat to be annoying, it is usually the sign of an illness or infection in the body.  Although most sore throats go away without medical care, a sore throat that will not go away should be given more attention. Experiencing a Persistent Sore Throat…

When is a Pediatric Urgent Care the Best Choice?

With the onset of cold and flu season comes fevers, coughs, sore throats and upset stomachs. It can be concerning when ailments occur at night or on weekends and fall outside of normal physician office hours. How can you know what warrants a trip to an urgent pediatric care, a visit to an Emergency Room…