When your stomach starts hurting, it’s important to understand the cause of why it’s hurting. Some cases of abdominal pain are caused by a virus. It is commonly referred to as the”stomach flu”, but that is inaccurate since it’s not related to influenza. The correct medical name is “gastroenteritis.”
Understanding Urgent Care and Your Medical Insurance
Patients often have questions about the costs and medical insurance coverage when coming to a Bellevue or Omaha Urgent Care clinic. Here are some questions and answers to help you better understand your medical insurance and urgent care visits.
Take These Signs of Dehydration Seriously
Everyone knows that in order to stay healthy and feel good, you need to keep your body properly hydrated. When your body is not provided with enough fluids it will not work properly. Dehydration occurs when you are losing more fluids than you are taking in. A common cause of dehydration occurs when it is hot outside and you sweat a lot. Another frequent cause is when you have an illness with symptoms like diarrhea or vomiting.
Emergency Room vs. Urgent Care Omaha: Differences, Costs & Options
Knowing where to go for treatment after an illness or accident can sometimes be tricky, especially when your primary care physician may not be available for consultation. Some of these conditions may not need outside care, some may need “urgent” care, while others may need “emergency” care.
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.
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.
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.
Urinary tract infections are the culprits behind over eight million visits to the doctor or urgent care clinic each year. UTIs are caused by microbes overcoming the body’s defenses in the urinary tract, and can affect the kidneys, bladder, and the tubes that run between them,
Hand Foot & Mouth Disease On The Rise
Hand Foot & Mouth Disease (also called HFMD for short) is an illness considered to be on an increase worldwide. It is becoming more common in children under five and in adults with compromised immune systems. Could you be at risk, or have you or someone you know contracted hand foot & mouth disease already?