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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.
Asthma is a common lung disease affecting as many as 25 million Americans annually. It can be extremely disruptive to daily life, and many people who experience regular asthma attacks simply don’t know where to turn. At Emediate Cure, we can help assess and treat acute asthma exacerbations. We’re open seven days a week, so just stop into one of our clinics, without ever needing an appointment.
Don’t let asthma control your life—visit any Emediate Cure location today to get treated.
Athlete’s foot is a common rash that affects the feet. It is particularly common among athletes, but can affect anyone at any time. Athlete’s foot is easily spread from person to person and can live on floors, clothing, and towels. If you have an itchy rash on one or both of your feet, visit Emediate Cure for an evaluation. Our healthcare providers can create a treatment plan for you to help clear up the rash. Your provider can also go over ways to prevent athlete’s foot from occurring again in the future.
Strep throat is a bacterial infection that occurs when the pharynx, the area of the throat directly behind the mouth and soft palate, is irritated and becomes inflamed. It requires prompt treatment.
Mono is a viral infection that requires treatment and ongoing monitoring. Both strep throat and mono can be dangerous, painful and annoying. Emediate Cure can test and treat you for both strep throat and mono on site, getting results in approximately 5 minutes.
Bronchitis and pneumonia are both lung infections that can result in moderate to severe illness. They are common ailments, often sharing similar symptoms—one reason why they can be easily mistaken for each other. Bronchitis can lead to complications, particularly in those who smoke or have chronic lung disease. Pneumonia can lead to complications if left untreated.
Because bronchitis and pneumonia can present similarly to one another, an examination by an Emediate Cure healthcare provider is recommended for those who are experiencing symptoms. Certain tests, such as a chest x-ray, may be ordered to confirm a diagnosis, after which a treatment plan will be devised. In most cases, pneumonia can be successfully treated with antibiotics (if the condition is caused by bacteria), and/or steroids and cough medications.
Diaper rash usually occurs when a baby’s skin is exposed to moisture (urine and bowel movements) for an extended period of time. When rubbing against the diaper, the skin becomes irritated, red and sore, and in some cases can result in a rash and blisters. Diaper rash can also be caused by changes in the baby’s or mother’s diet, allergic reactions, or ill-fitting diapers. Diaper rash can often be treated at home, but persistent or extreme cases can lead to infection and should be seen by a doctor.
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.
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.
Fevers occur when the core body temperature rises above average. They can occur independently or in combination with other infections or illnesses. Fevers can result in a variety of symptoms including increased sweating, aches, weakness and thirst. They can also lead to more advanced symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, ear pain and sore throat. You should seek professional healthcare to determine the cause of the fever and receive any necessary medications to help it.
Influenza (flu) is an acute viral 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 common cold is a viral infection of the nose and throat that can cause symptoms similar to the flu with less severity.
Headaches can range from mild to severe and have a variety of causes such as lack of sleep, change in diet, stress or a more serious underlying condition. The most common types of headaches include tension, sinus and cluster headaches. Severe symptoms may include confusion, fainting, fever, nausea, blurred speech, blurred vision, or stiff neck. Although most headaches are minor, severe cases or those that persist for more than a few hours should be seen by a healthcare professional.
Migraines are a specific type of headache and display in different ways for different people. You may experience more acute pain than a normal headache, be sensitive to light and sound, and feel the migraine in one particular area of the head. You should seek professional healthcare to address the cause and discuss the appropriate 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.
Sinus infections are also known as sinusitis. 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. Chronic sinusitis means that a sinusitis becomes persistent and lasts for longer than 12 weeks. 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 such as an air purifier, saline rinse, and allergy medication can help prevent an acute infection.
It’s estimated that one in two sexually active people will contract an STD by age 25. And every year, 20 million new cases of STDs are reported in the U.S. Getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STD) is beneficial to your overall health if you are sexually active, and especially if you’ve had unprotected sex. The good news is Emediate Cure offers STD testing at any time.
Our healthcare providers will evaluate your symptoms and then perform any needed tests to determine the findings of your exam. We will then provide medication or treatment options as needed. STDs range in severity and treatability, but the most effective way to prevent them is to use protection. Getting tested regularly and seeking treatment as soon as you exhibit STD symptoms is highly recommended.
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.