ER or Urgent Care Sore-throats, bad cuts, headaches, chest pains, shortness of breath, strange rashes, stomach aches... we’ve all experienced one or more of these things. Many of them require medical attention. But when should a patient choose a regular urgent care center vs an emergency room like Elite Care 24 Hour Emergency Room? The question of where should I go, or where should I take my child is one that I am asked time and time again. Is Urgent Care Appropriate? The truth … [Read more...] about Should I Go To The ER or An Urgent Care?
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Have you ever felt like you had a cold that just wouldn’t go away? It seems like the discolored nasal drainage and blockage just keeps hanging on. There is a good chance you are suffering from sinusitis (an infection or inflammation of the sinuses). Approximately 1 in 8 adults come down with sinusitis each year. Sinusitis Symptoms Symptoms include: Stuffy, congested, or blocked nose Pain or pressure, in the face, head, or around the eyes Cold symptoms that last longer than usual … [Read more...] about Sinusitis Symptoms
Caffeine is consumed by most of us on a daily basis. Sometimes we ingest it without even realizing it because approximately 60 different plants contain caffeine. How Much Caffeine Are We Consuming? Furthermore, the FDA does not require the amount of caffeine in a product to be listed. Most experts suggest the safe daily consumption level of caffeine to be 400mg or the equivalent of 10 cans of soda, 5 cups of coffee, or 2 energy drinks. Alternatives To Caffeine But caffeine isn’t … [Read more...] about Caffeine Awareness
We’ve all felt a pain in our back. But when is that pain worthy of a trip to the emergency room? You know your body better than anyone. If you sense something is seriously wrong, or if the pain is so severe that you cannot wait to see your primary care doctor, a trip to see us at Elite Care is a good idea. When Should I Visit The ER? Furthermore, if the pain occurred because of an injury, seek emergent medical as well. Its important to have your back pain scanned and X-rayed to rule out … [Read more...] about Back Pain Emergencies
Parents avoid the emergency room as often as possible, but if you are the parent of a child with asthma, it's important to know when the ER is the right choice. Emergency Symptoms When the following symptoms are showing up the answer to the question of when should I seek emergency medical attention is NOW. If your child is wheezing constantly. If they are using their inhaler repeatedly after severe asthma symptoms but they are return again quickly. If a long-lasting cough is not … [Read more...] about Asthma Emergencies
Everyone has probably had a headache at some point in their life. But if you find yourself getting them on a regular basis, it’s time to see a doctor. Watch Out For Sudden Headaches Also, if you suddenly get a headache out of nowhere and the pain level is extreme, you should consider a trip to the emergency room right away. In this instance there is a chance that something bigger and more dangerous is going on and the emergency room has the ability to run all of the diagnostic tests … [Read more...] about Headaches
A cough in and of itself is nothing to worry about. However, if your cough is accompanied by difficulty breathing an emergency room visit may be a good decision. Furthermore, if you can’t walk but a few steps without losing your breath, or if your cough is accompanied by a fever and/or chills, and weakness you should consider coming to see us. Upper respiratory issues are nothing to dismiss lightly. Be smart and if you need emergency attention our team at Elite Care 24 Hour Emergency … [Read more...] about Upper Respiratory Issues
Accidents happen and sometimes those accidents result in broken bones. Normally when a bone fracture occurs you will notice some of the following: BruisingSwellingDeformity Of these three, deformity is by far the most obvious sign that you’ve broken something. Simple breaks such as fingers or wrists may be ok being treated at a local urgent care. However, breaks that involve areas such as the ribs, spine, skull, face, pelvis and major arm and leg bones are definitely worth a trip to … [Read more...] about Broken Bones
Accidents happen and when cuts are certain traits, emergency care should be sought out. If your cut is really deep enough that you can see fat or muscle in the womb, won’t stop bleeding, or was caused by a dirty item or a rusty nail, a trip to Elite Care is a good idea. We’ll get you cleaned and stitched up in no time. And should you need antibiotics, a tetanus shot, or any other medical treatment we’ll be here and have you back home in no time. … [Read more...] about Cuts & Lacerations
The pain associated with problems involving your teeth can be very minor or incredibly intolerable. It can co1me on immediately and out of nowhere. It’s possible that the pain in your tooth may have been caused by an accident or other trauma. in this instance, you may consider a trip to the emergency room. Abscesses One instance where the decision to come to see us at the emergency room is absolutely the right call is if you develop a severe abscess. Abscesses can be life-threatening … [Read more...] about Toothache Emergencies