Rash and itching
Rash and itching 150 150 Tony Guo

Rash and itching Not everyone has time to visit a primary care physician every time they get sick. Whether you have an urgent medical need or simply want more convenience, an urgent care clinic may be just what you’re looking for. There are pros and cons to using urgent care versus other types of clinics,…

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Swollen glands
Swollen glands 150 150 Tony Guo

Swollen glands In addition to being painful, swollen glands in your neck, armpits or groin can be an indication of an infection. Swollen glands may also be a sign of diseases such as mononucleosis and AIDS. If you have swollen glands that last for more than one week, especially if you have other symptoms such…

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Injury from car accidents
Injury from car accidents 150 150 Tony Guo

Injury from car accidents Car accidents are responsible for about 30,000 deaths in America each year. In fact, even a fender bender can cause trauma to your body, whether it’s from internal bleeding or broken bones. While you should absolutely still go to a hospital if you’re involved in an accident that causes serious injuries,…

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Injury from falls
Injury from falls 150 150 Tony Guo

Injury from falls Falls are one of the most common causes of emergency visits for all ages. While many injuries from falls can be treated at home, you may need urgent care for a more serious injury such as: a fracture, dislocation or soft tissue injury. Sprains and strains are also common injuries from falls…

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Burns 150 150 Tony Guo

Burns Causes, symptoms, and treatments. If you burn yourself or experience a flash fire at home or work, it is important to understand how burns happen and when to seek professional medical attention. Burns can be caused by chemicals, electricity, sunlight or heat. Burns are classified according to severity: first-degree burns that affect only the…

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Cuts and lacerations
Cuts and lacerations 150 150 Tony Guo

Cuts and lacerations A cut or laceration is typically a deep wound that breaks through skin and underlying tissue, though sometimes it can be less serious. Usually caused by an accident, these wounds need to be assessed and cleaned for possible infection. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before approaching a patient with…

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Sprains or strain of the ankle, knee, or shoulder
Sprains or strain of the ankle, knee, or shoulder 150 150 Tony Guo

Sprains or strain of the ankle, knee, or shoulder A sprain, in which ligaments are torn or stretched, is one of three most common types of injury. A strain results from a partial tear or overuse of muscle fibers, tendons and ligaments. Sometimes strains can result from sprains as well. Sprains and strains are often…

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Whiplash 150 150 Tony Guo

A typical whiplash injury involves an impact to one side of your neck, which causes ligaments on that side to stretch or tear. The injury can cause intense pain and tenderness in your neck, as well as headaches and dizziness that can last for months. Additionally, it can cause shoulder stiffness or weakness, and if…

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Fractures 150 150 Tony Guo

Fractures As most people know, accidents happen. A fall on your wrist from a ladder or simply tripping down your front steps can lead to an injury that requires urgent care. A wrist fracture, for example, is a break in one of more of your bones in your hand or wrist. It’s different from a…

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