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Sports Injuries: Urgent Care Solutions for Safe and Quick Recovery

Sports injuries like ankle sprains or muscle strains can occur anywhere and at any time whether you are a sports enthusiast or just want to stay active and healthy. It isn’t serious enough to warrant a trip to an emergency room and an hours-long wait, but you need treatment now. Sports injuries: urgent care solutions for safe and quick delivery.

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Can I Go to Urgent Care for a Cut That May Need Stitches?

We have all sustained cuts and lacerations from gardening, woodworking, a fall, or just making dinner. Most times we can apply some antiseptic and bandage the cut. Sometimes, however, that cut is larger and deeper than we would like. In fact, maybe it needs stitches. How do you know if that’s the case, and where should you go for treatment?

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Fever: When Should You Go To Urgent Care?

Most fevers are caused by infections, and they are part of our body’s response to fight off the infection. By themselves they are not typically a reason for alarm of concern, nor do they always necessitate a trip to the doctor. Deciding whether a fever needs medical care should be determined by how long the fever lasts and how high the fever is. Fever: when should you go to urgent care?

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Can I Go to Urgent Care for a Dog Bite?

Can I go to Urgent Care for a dog bite? Unless the bite is bleeding profusely or you have multiple bites, the answer is definitely YES. Even the sweetest calmest dog can become frightened and get aggressive with the right (or wrong) circumstances. Don’t hesitate to visit an urgent care with a dog bite. An urgent care is the fastest and most efficient way to be treated.

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When Should I Go to Urgent Care for a Cough?

Any member of your family can suddenly have a persistent cough. Most of the time this is nothing serious or of concern. However, under certain circumstances, a cough can be more than the common cold. If you are unable to see your primary care physician, an urgent care will give you the answers and treatment you need.

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Understanding UTIs and Why to Use Urgent Care

If you have ever had a urinary tract infection (UTI), you know those distinctive signs—the constant urge to pee, the pain and burning, and feeling like your bladder is still full. That’s why you search for immediate treatment to catch the UTI before it gets worse. We are here to explain why seeing an urgent care is a great option for immediate care and faster relief.

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Life’s Essential 8 For Heart Health

It’s almost impossible to watch TV or follow social media without someone telling us how to keep our heart healthy. Our grocery stores are filled with products screaming, “Buy me, I’m heart healthy.” Of course we all want to keep our hearts fit and functioning, but it’s not easy to know who or what to believe. A more credible source might be the American Heart Association who tells us about life’s essential 8 for heart health.

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When To Go To Primary Care vs Urgent Care

When you are injured, ill, or a child is sick with fever, it is best to seek care as soon as possible. When to go to primary care vs urgent care is dependent on several factors. The severity of the illness, how immediate is care required, and of course, availability of that care should all be included in your decision. Let’s go deeper into this question with some examples.

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Should You Go To Urgent Care For A Sports Injury?

Years ago if you sustained an injury, your only option for care was the dreaded emergency room where you might sit for hours waiting to be treated. Times have changed and so have options for your medical care. Today, there are urgent care centers just about everywhere, but should you go to urgent care for a sports injury?

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