The Basics of Treating a Bruise

Everyone bruises at some point. Most often, bruises are nothing to worry about outside of the minor pain or marking they may cause. For most, bruises have no underlying conditions or serious concerns and often last only a couple of weeks. In rare instances, bruising could indicate something more serious. Whether you’re living with an … Continued

Body Mass Index: Understand What It Is and How It’s Used

When you visit the doctor for your annual physical exam or visit the gym to begin a training regimen, you may have encountered the physical measurement of BMI. Along with your weight, this specific numbered percentage helps doctors, trainers and even yourself determine where your current weight and height align on the meter for ideal … Continued

Do Bruises Swell? When to Visit Urgent Care

Anyone can bruise at any point in their lifetime. In fact, most everyone does. Nearly 55% of those who bruise easily are considered healthy otherwise, with no underlying health conditions. Although bruises are generally not something to worry about or seek urgent care for, bruises may require medical attention if they cause swelling, even if … Continued

Can I Go to Urgent Care for a Yeast Infection?

Vaginal yeast infections are a common health condition that affects nearly 1 million women each year in the United States. Yeast naturally occurs in the body, but when it overgrows too rapidly, it can cause an infection. Yeast infection in women is the second most common cause of vaginitis, an inflammation of the vagina. At … Continued

Is a PCR Test a Rapid Test?

If you’re experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have recently been exposed to someone with the virus, you should get tested today. At Oxford Urgent Care, we offer rapid and PCR testing for COVID-19 every day with no appointment necessary. Please don’t wait to feel better; visit us today to get tested. How is COVID-19 detected? The … Continued

Can Urgent Care Prescribe Antibiotics?

Urgent care can prescribe a variety of medications, including antibiotics. Often, antibiotics are prescribed by in-office providers and available for pickup at your local pharmacy. In some instances, antibiotics are administered before discharge from urgent care.  Antibiotics are an excellent option for those experiencing bacterial infections and illnesses. They help your body heal while helping … Continued

Can Constipation Cause a Fever? When to Go to Urgent Care

Constipation is when a person passes less than three bowel movements a week or has difficult or hard bowel movements. Dehydration is a typical culprit of constipation, but it can also result from insufficient fiber, physical inactivity, a side effect of certain medications, or something a little more problematic, especially when accompanied by a fever. … Continued

Can an Ear Infection Cause a Fever?

Acute otitis media, or ear infection, is a sudden infection in the middle ear (the space located just behind the eardrum). While anyone can get an ear infection, they’re extremely common in babies and young children because their eustachian tubes (small passageways that connect the throat to the middle ear) are smaller and more horizontal … Continued

Can You Get a Physical at Urgent Care?

Whether you need a physical exam to meet a pre-employment, return-to-work requirement, or ensure it’s safe for you to participate in a certain sport, the skilled medical professionals at Oxford Urgent Care can offer peace of mind that you’re healthy and able to perform your best. Work-related physical exam We’re dedicated to providing you with … Continued