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Whether you’re experiencing abdominal pain, an ear infection, allergic reaction, or any other non-life threatening illness, our caring, board-certified medical staff can provide you the attention you need when you need it. Come see us if you’re experiencing any of the following:
An allergic reaction is the body's way of responding to an "invader." When the body senses a foreign substance, called an antigen, the immune system is triggered. The immune system normally protects the body from harmful agents such as bacteria and toxins. Its overreaction to a harmless substance (an allergen) is called a hypersensitivity reaction, or an allergic reaction.
Sore throats can happen when the pharynx, the area of the throat directly behind the mouth and soft palate, is irritated and becomes inflamed. Sore throats can be painful and annoying. Emediate Cure can test you for strep throat on site, getting results in less than 10 minutes and starting treatment when indicated.
Infections can affect the ear canal (otitis externa), the eardrum, or the middle ear (otitis media). Most ear injuries are caused by pressure changes during direct injury (such as a blow to the ear) or sport scuba diving, but, a persistently painful ear may signal an infection that requires treatment.
Coughing can be associated with a general cold or allergy. Wheezing is a whistling noise that occurs when the bronchial tubes narrow because of inflammation or mucus build up.
Wheezing is common in patients of Asthma, and requires prompt attention from a healthcare provider. Emediate Cure is equipped to treat acute wheezing episodes with breathing treatments and medications on site.
Symptoms of a common cold usually appear about one to three days after exposure to a cold-causing virus. Signs and symptoms of a common cold may include: runny nose, itchy eyes, cough, sore throat, sneezing, and mild fatigue. If symptoms persist longer than 7 days or worsen you should see a healthcare provider to make sure you don't require treatment.
Nausea is an unpleasant, queasy feeling in the throat or stomach that may result in vomiting. Diarrhea is the frequent passage of loose, watery, soft stools with or without abdominal bloating, pressure, and cramps commonly referred to as gas or flatulence.
Influenza (flu) is an acute infection of the nose, throat, and lungs. It is a common cause of acute respiratory illness and can affect people of all ages. It occurs every year beginning in late fall, with the peak season for the flu in the northern hemisphere extending from November through March. It infects in a widespread fashion, affecting people of different ages at the same time.
The term "pink eye" is often used to describe any condition that makes the whites of the eyes appear pink or red. There are many causes, but the most common is conjunctivitis (inflammation of the conjunctiva, which is the layer of tissue overlying the white of the eye). The two most common causes of conjunctivitis are infections (for example viral, bacterial) and allergies.
Abdominal pain can range in intensity from a mild stomach ache to severe acute pain. The pain is often nonspecific and can be caused by a variety of conditions. Many organs are found within the abdominal cavity. Sometimes the pain is directly related to a specific organ such as the bladder or ovary, while other times it is more diffuse or non-specific.
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that occurs when bacteria enters into any part of the urinary tract, including the kidneys, ureters, bladder, or urethra. Symptoms of a urinary tract infection can include urinary frequency, burning or pain with urination, and/or urgency to urinate. Emediate Cure can test your urine on site and start treatment if bacteria is present.
Sinus infections are also know as sinusitis. Sinusitis means inflammation of a sinus. Most bouts of sinusitis are caused by an infection. The cheekbone (maxillary) sinuses are the most commonly affected.
Acute sinusitis means that the infection develops quickly (over a few days) and lasts a short time. Many cases of acute sinusitis last a week or so but it is not unusual for it to last 2-3 weeks. Sinusitis is said to be acute if it lasts from 4-30 days and subacute if it lasts 4-12 weeks. A mild bout of acute sinusitis is common and many people will have some degree of sinusitis with a cold. However, severe acute sinusitis is uncommon. Most people only ever have one or two bouts of acute sinusitis in their lives. However, some people have repeated bouts of acute sinusitis.
Chronic sinusitis means that a sinusitis becomes persistent and lasts for longer than 12 weeks. Chronic sinusitis is uncommon
Prevention: Acute and chronic sinusitis is often caused by uncontrolled allergies in the environment that invade the sinus cavity causing inflammatory changes. This makes the sinuses more susceptible to infection. Implementing daily prevention measures can help prevent an acute infection.
Below are a few helpful household tips:
- Use an air purifier to purify the air of dust, mold, pollen, and other sources of allergens
- Replace the filters on air conditioning units every 30 days
- Wash bedding once a week in hot water to rid of bacteria and allergens
- Using a vacuum with a HEPA filter
- Saline sinus rinses daily
- Starting Over the counter allergy medication such as Zyrtec, Claritin, or Allegra
- Keeping windows closed
- Shower or Bathing before bed