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 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

Key Differences Between COVID and Allergies

Does every cough, sneeze or tickle in the throat make you wonder if you’ve contracted COVID-19 or perhaps a cold or the flu? You’re not alone. Each year, millions of people suffer from allergies, many of whom second guess or overanalyze every symptom trying to decipher between COVID vs allergies, the common cold or the … Continued

In the News: Flu Shots Can Help Fight Covid

Getting a flu shot may come with an unexpected benefit: protection against a severe coronavirus infection. As worldwide covid-related deaths top 4 million, protecting yourself from the novel coronavirus as well as its variants will be important for years to come. Some experts believe combining flu shots and covid vaccines will help hundreds of thousands … Continued

What Can Cause a Bladder Infection?

If you’ve ever had a urinary tract infection, then you know the excruciating pain it can cause. This pain can not only affect your physical health but your mental health as well. In fact, a 2017 review of studies found that people with urinary tract conditions (like a UTI) experience higher levels of psychological stress, … Continued