How to Treat a First-Degree, Minor Burn

Doctors group burns into different levels, or degrees, based on how severe the skin has been damaged. You can have first-, second-, third- and fourth-degree burns, with a first-degree burn being the least severe. A first-degree burn only affects the outer layer of skin and typically heals within 3-5 days. Common signs and symptoms of … Continued

When Do Children Need Urgent Care for Cold and Flu Symptoms

Did you know that around 18 million Americans had to visit a health care provider during this year’s flu season? Although the cold and flu are a minor inconvenience for most people, children and elderly people are at a higher risk due to their weakened immune systems. If you’ve got young kids at home, it’s important … Continued

5 Telltale Signs of Bladder Problems You Shouldn’t Ignore

As you age, you might begin to notice changes in how your bladder behaves. Frequent urination or small bladder leaks can be common bladder issues that develop during your later years. However, sometimes these annoyances can be signs of more significant bladder problems.  If you’re too young to be experiencing bladder problems that often come … Continued

A Comprehensive Guide to Ear Infection Treatments

The ear infection treatment market’s hit a growth spurt as it’s value raises $2.79 billion these next few years. While market growth’s usually positive, a rise in ear infection treatments means more people have ear infections. Ear infections aren’t limited to kids, but 5 out of 6 will get one by age 3. Before knowing how to proceed with treatment, … Continued

A Painful Problem: Can a UTI Go Away on Its Own?

Healthcare professionals see 7 million office visits from people with a UTI every year.  A UTI isn’t just an uncomfortable annoyance to brush off. Ignoring your symptoms can compromise your health and drain your bank account. Urinary tract infections cost patients over a billion dollars annually on hospital bills. Urinary tract infections are one of the most … Continued

Save Your Spot in Line for Urgent Care and Reduce Your Risks

When you have an urgent healthcare concern, you need two things: Quality, completely capable medical care  Accessibility (walk-ins, convenient hours, open weekends, etc.) At Oxford Urgent Care, we’re making our excellent care even more convenient for you. Simply by visiting our Home page, you can: See your wait time and your place in the queue … Continued

When Should You Have a Bruise Checked out by a Doctor?

We’re all prone to a little bruising once in a while, and they’re often just the result of clumsiness or our sporting endeavors.   More often than not a bruise will be gone within a weak or two and, at worst, be a little uncomfortable.  But what if you’re beginning to notice more bruises than … Continued