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

Five Ways to Avoid the Flu and Why It’s Important During COVID-19

This year, it’s more important than ever to avoid getting the flu. Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. COVID-19 is a disease caused by the novel coronavirus, which can also trigger a respiratory tract infection. It is highly contagious and can affect the … 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

How High of a Fever Is Dangerous for Adults? Here’s When It’s Serious

5% to 20% of the US population gets the flu every year, resulting in 31.4 million outpatient visits annually. Whether you have the flu, the coronavirus, or another illness, one of the early symptoms is often a high-grade fever. How high of a fever is dangerous for adults? Keep reading to find out. By knowing … Continued

The Top Horseback Riding Safety Tips

If you’re lucky enough to know what it’s like to fly through a field, wind in your hair, with a 1,000-pound animal carrying you like you’re light as a feather, then you know the appeal of horseback riding. After all, there’s nothing that gets as close to the feeling of flying as galloping on horseback. … Continued

UTIs in Men 101: The Top Signs You Have a UTI

When most people think of UTIs, they think of women. But the truth is, men can get UTIs too. UTIs, or Urinary Tract Infections, also known as bladder infections, can cause many painful and unpleasant symptoms. UTIs are not something to mess around with as they can lead to other infections outside of the bladder … Continued

Cold vs Flu: What’s the Difference?

Sneezing, stuffy nose, and sore throat? Is it a cold or the flu? It can be hard to tell the difference since both share similar symptoms. But with 12,000 to 79,000 flu-related deaths every year, recognizing cold vs. flu symptoms can be the difference between life and death. Want to know how to tell the … Continued

Splinter Removal 101: When to DIY and When to Go for Urgent Care

Splinters are perhaps the common cold of injuries. Most people throughout their lifetime will have a few experiences with a foreign object embedded underneath their skin. Despite a widely believed assumption, splinters are not just the pieces of wood children gets stuck with running their fingers over an old banister. A splinter can refer to … Continued