Common Pediatric Injuries
Pediatric injuries tend to come from activities in which kids participate. Pediatric emergency room visits include suffocating, ingestion of chemicals, severe burns, choking and fractures. Among the most common injuries treated in an urgent care include head injuries, fractures, and burns.
Swimmer’s ear (otitis externa) is an infection in the outer ear canal, which runs from the eardrum in the inner ear to the outside of one’s ear. It gets its name because it is commonly caused by water that remains in the ear canal after swimming or bathing. That moisture can create an environment conducive for bacterial growth.
How to Get Rid of Pink Eye
Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is typically harmless even though it is highly contagious. As long as the infection is treated promptly and correctly, it should not lead to any permanent problems. Here are some of the symptoms of the condition as well as treatment options.
Prevent Urinary Tract Infection
A urinary tract infection – or UTI – is any infection that affects some part of the urinary tract. The urinary tract meanwhile is the path that your urine takes through the body, and includes the kidneys, the ureters, the bladder, and the urethra. Therefore, the symptoms of a UTI can vary quite significantly depending on which part of the tract has been affected.
Mononucleosis Diagnosis and Treatment
What is mono (mononucleosis)?
Mono, short for mononucleosis, is an infectious disease most commonly caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). It is frequently spread through saliva, which is why it’s often called the “kissing disease.” However, kissing isn’t the only way you can catch the virus. It can be spread by sharing food, drink or utensils, through coughing or sneezing, from the spread of mucus from the nose or throat, through contact with blood or semen, or sometimes even through tears.
Workers’ Compensation Claims
When an employee is injured on the job, it’s challenging not only for that worker, but for everyone involved. The employer will need to file the workers’ compensation claim, plus manage everything related to the injury and accident. It can be difficult, costly and time-consuming.
Sore Throat vs Step Throat
A sore throat (“Pharyngitis”) and strep throat (“Streptococcal Pharyngitis”) are two different things, but both can make you very uncomfortable when you talk, swallow, or even breathe. Most sore throats are caused by a virus, pollens, dust/smoke, or overuse. Strep throat is a serious version of a sore throat and is caused by Streptococci bacteria. You can get them any time of year, but they are more-frequent during the late fall-winter-early spring months.
Flu Season & RSV is Ramping Up
The winter season has come, which means seasonal illnesses like influenza & RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) have also appeared, sabotaging the joy of winter.
Air Pollution & Asthma
High levels of air pollution can be one of the most-aggravating factors to bring on an asthma attack. It’s so common that Asthma.org.uk estimates as many as two-thirds of people cite pollution in the air as the foremost cause for their asthma attacks.
Of course, minimizing the amount of pollution that you are exposed to is the best way to improve the condition. Research shows that high air pollution increases the need for medical attention for asthma sufferers, especially children.
Winter Sports Injuries
Do you want to avoid a possible winter sports injury this year? With winter here, your concern is understandable. If you are the sort of person who doesn’t let cold weather stop you from staying active, the last thing you want is an injury that could put you on the sidelines. Here are some common winter sports injuries to watch out for in the upcoming months.