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How to Handle a Laceration or Cut

We’ve all been there. You’re cutting up an apple to make a smoothie. As you throw a slice into the blender, you slice your hand up as well. It’s bleeding heavily. Maybe not like that Julia Child skit on Saturday Night Live, but you think you may need stitches. What now? Should you handle it yourself? Should you go to the emergency room? This guide will help.

Call 911:

  • Spurting blood
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Neck, eye, throat, chest, or abdomen wound
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Vomiting
  • Severe pain
  • Light-headedness

Do not remove an embedded object from the wound!

Visit emergency care:

Here are guidelines from WebMD and UVA Medical School:

If the laceration, or cut, doesn’t stop bleeding after 5 to 10 minutes of pressure, seek treatment. If it’s on your face, genitals, across a joint, on hands, feet or chest, or if there is exposed fat, muscle tendon, or bone, go to emergency care.

Animal bite? You need treatment. Human bite? You need treatment. And possibly garlic. (If bitten by your 3-year-old, you have other problems as well.)

Go to the emergency room if the cut is gaping or jagged or may result in a large amount of scarring. If the object that caused the cut was dirty or rusty, or the cut has something embedded in it, go see a physician. Don’t try to pull the object out. It may cause more bleeding or damage.

Head for treatment if the injury looks infected. Signs of infection include redness spreading from the wound, swelling, green or yellow discharge, or warm and tender skin.

A wound on the bottom of the foot, such as a nail through the shoe, should also receive treatment from a professional.

Before your clinic visit

Keep applying pressure if the bleeding continues and hold the injury above your heart, if possible. Probably don’t try this, however, if you have a nail in your foot.

Do not apply any kind of tourniquet. Do not use peroxide, iodine, or rubbing alcohol. They may damage the tissue.

If the bleeding stops, run warm water over the cut and gently wash with mild soap. Rinse again. Apply antibiotic cream and cover the injury with gauze to prevent infection.

If bleeding resumes and the gauze gets soaked, add more pads until the bleeding ceases. Don’t remove the pads. If a bandage is used, do not remove it. If neither are available, use a clean cloth, plastic bags, or even a clean hand.

Try to remember when you had your last tetanus shot. This is a head-scratcher for many people. But do not take the time to rummage through your old papers for your shot records. You will most likely be asked, but you can estimate.

Move quickly. Don’t take time to let out the cat or bring in the dog. Don’t lower the heat or water the plants. Just go.

What to expect at the clinic

The way the laceration is treated will depend on its size, severity, and location. Repair will most likely be done using one of these methods:

  • Dermabond: This is a type of glue which is made to hold the edges of the wound together. It is used on the face, torso, arms, legs, but not on lips, joints, deep wounds, and hand or foot injuries. Don’t try this at home with Elmer’s or Gorilla Glue! They won’t work.
  • Steristrips: For shallow cuts that are clean and even.
  • Stitches: These are used for deeper cuts that have jagged edges, or exposed fat and muscle tissue.
  • Staples: Used for injuries on the scalp, neck, torso, buttocks, arms, and legs.

Innovative Express Care is the place to go, not only for urgent care for injuries and illness, but also for primary care. IEC has state-of-the-art technology, telemedicine, online appointment arrangements, innovative ideas, and transparency. IEC is the best-rated urgent care facility in the Chicago area.

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Earaches and Ear Pain

There is a dull ache in your right ear and you cannot seem to shake it. Did you catch an ear infection from your toddler? Or did some water from the community pool get stuck in there? Either way, it needs to go. Earaches and ear infections can drive you crazy and turn a bomb into a whisper. What’d you say, Sonny?

Causes of ear pain

So what exactly causes that pain in your ear? Ear pain can be caused by a variety of issues from trauma to an infection. Determining the cause of the ear pain will aid in kicking it to the curb.

Earache due to cold

Earaches often stem from lingering colds. Cold viruses can sometimes cause inflammation in the sinuses and ear canals, causing ear pain. This type of earache typically presents with a mild and more gradual pain, and it usually subsides along with the cold. Taking an over the counter anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen will help decrease the inflammation and ease the pain. The best course of action is to wait out the cold and treat the symptoms as they occur.

Earache due to infection

Ear pain due to an infection can often be quite severe. Ear infections are caused most commonly by bacteria infecting the middle ear causing a build up of pus and pressure. Symptoms of an ear infection often include diminished hearing, intense pain, and fever. Ear infections are typically treated with a course of antibiotics.

Ear Injuries

Ear injuries such as a ruptured ear drums can occur from any number of traumas or rough play. Ruptured ear drums and damage to the middle and inner ear can also happen by inserting items such as cotton swabs into the ears incorrectly. These injuries can cause severe pain, bleeding, and dizziness. Ear injuries are common among children and athletes who participate in contact sports. If you incur such an injury, seek immediate medical attention.

Swimmer’s Ear

Swimmer’s ear occurs when there is an increase in moisture in the outer ear. Activities such as swimming, showering, and bathing can contribute to the issue. The increase in moisture provides a breeding ground for bacteria that already inhabit the ear canal naturally. The increase in bacterial growth then causes an ear infection. As with other types of ear infections, a course of antibiotics should clear up a case of swimmer’s ear.

Visiting your physician.

It is important to avoid excess moisture and overcleaning your ears. If an earache persists, you may need to seek the care of a physician. Physicians will be able to test, diagnose and treat your ear pain accordingly.

Having an earache of any sort can be upsetting and uncomfortable, but at Innovative Express Care, we utilize telemedicine and the latest technology to bring you top notch care. Our staff will provide a great experience and have your ears feeling better in no time.

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Allergies in Chicago

Although Chicago is a wonderful places to live, no one is immune to allergies. Allergies afflict every man, woman and child, causing itchy watery eyes, sore throats, hives, rashes and even swollen airways that can be potentially deadly.

The toughest amongst us may be inclined to simply wait out the agony; the frugal amongst us may be tempted to skip treatment in order to save the money. But receiving proper treatment for allergies is vital to maintaining good health.

Everything is an allergen

There are many types of allergies, and each has a different set of symptoms, ranging from merely annoying to life threatening. Because there are so many types of allergies and so many symptoms, knowing what to do can be difficult. Therefore, it is important to know the types of allergies and the specific symptoms for each. Below is a list of allergies you may experience:

  • Drug allergies
  • Food allergies
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Material allergies
  • Allergic asthma
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Animal allergies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Particulate allergies

Operation allergy

Swollen lips might look funny, but allergic reactions are no joke. Most serious allergic reactions will reveal themselves in two or more parts of the body, but the areas of reaction and severity may differ from case to case and person to person. Areas you may see an allergic reaction in include:

Lungs: Symptoms involving the lungs include breathing problems, coughing, wheezing, congestion, sneezing and hoarseness.

Cardiovascular system: Heart problems associated with allergies include low blood pressure, dizziness, rapid heart rate and chest pain.

Skin: Skin-related symptoms include sweating, hives, pale or flush skin, itchy skin and swelling.

Mouth: Allergic reactions in the lips include swelling of the mouth, lips, tongue and throat.

Stomach and digestive track: Symptoms involving the stomach and digestive track include abdominal pain, diarrhea and vomiting.

Allergy response 101

Many of these symptoms can be taken care of at home with antihistamines, decongestants and hydrocortisone skin cream. Sometimes, though, the care of a professional is necessary. Anytime someone is having a hard time breathing, they should be immediately transported to an emergency facility. Even if the symptoms begin to subside, the person should still see a professional.

Over the counter options for seasonal allergies like Claritin, Allegra, Zyrtec and Benadryl are often suggested as emergency antihistamines. If you have persistent seasonal allergies that cause skin problems, itchy watery eyes, sneezing, coughing or congestion your primary care physician can also help.

If you find yourself needing medical attention for an allergic reaction or any other medical need, Innovative Express Care serves all Chicago residents. We provide comfortable, fast primary and urgent care, and are happy to see you when you need us.

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Understanding Back Pain

Back Pain

You deadlifted 680 pounds and won first place at the powerlifting meet yesterday. Congratulations! To celebrate the win, you enjoy dinner with your family. Then, as if you did not exercise your lifting abilities enough, you let the kids take turns getting piggy back rides in and out of the restaurant. To top it all off, your wife got in on the action and took a piggy back ride for herself. But then, the next morning, you can’t even get out of bed.

What Could Be Wrong With Your Back?

There is no question that your back has taken on a lot. It is achy and stiff. You need relief. It is understandable to be worried as you have always been able-bodied and strong. You need to be sure that your pain is not the result of an injury. Back injuries do frequently happen during sports and exercise.

Injuries that result from sports and exercise tend to impact the spine, soft tissue, and fascia (the tissue that encases your muscles and other organs). About 20 percent of all back injuries occur in the lower back. Sports like running or weightlifting usually cause injuries to the lower back because of the steady repetitive motion and impact. The upper back has a decreased chance for injury because it is not as mobile and has increased muscle and bone support. However, weight training can be a contributor to upper back injuries as well. Common injuries to the upper back are muscle strains and rib fractures.

Test and Diagnosis

Your doctor may run one or more of the following tests to determine the underlying cause of your back pain:

• Range of motion tests

• Blood and urine lab tests to ensure the pain is not caused by an infection

• MRI scans to analyze soft tissue (Doctors generally use imaging to diagnose chronic back pain.)

• EMG scans to check for nerve or muscle damage

Even seemingly minor injuries can lead to debilitating back pain. Don’t let it continue to limit your ability to be your family’s superhero. With speedy patient care, a compassionate expert staff, and a wide range of medical treatments, Innovative Express Care will have you feeling better quickly, efficiently, and affordably. And even if you throw out your back on a Sunday morning, you’re in luck. We are open seven days a week. Our well-trained and professional team of caregivers will have you feeling like a superhero again in no time!

 

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Flu Season: 2018

 Influenza
It’s official: flu season is here and it’s going full throttle. Here’s what you have to know about this year’s influenza virus: The efficacy of the influenza vaccine this year is poor. Actual research shows the vaccine is only 10% effective. It is interesting to note that some are saying it is due to scientists missing the main strains. Others state that it is not because scientists missed the strains (that’s the usual cause of decreased efficacy). The culprit this time is that the manufacturing technique had decreased the efficacy.
It actually does not matter. One thing we know, due to the cold weather (this makes us all stay inside and transmit the virus to each other at a high rate) along with the ineffective flu shot this year, we have a really high rate of influenza.

Bottom line: Many people are getting sick with influenza right now.

Innovative Express Care Can Help

Here at Innovative Express Care, we want to make sure that we can prepare you as much as possible for the recent outbreak of influenza. If you start coming down with the symptoms: fever, body aches, cough, and severe fatigue, come to Innovative Express Care for a quick but important visit. We will swab you for Influenza. We use the Alere i influenza A and B Rapid Flu Test. The awesome part about this is, it takes particles of your nose, amplifies the DNA giving us the highest sensitivity and specificity of any rapid test. Here’s the funny (but not so funny part): Northwestern Memorial Hospital does not even have this test (nor does Illinois Masonic). So, yes, it’s the best test for influenza in the city.

The Reason to Visit Us at Innovative Express Care

We can prescribe Tamiflu. As long as you see us within 2 days of your symptoms, we can prescribe the antiviral medication, Tamiflu, which will decrease your symptoms by up to 2 entire days (although this sounds like a minimal time period, imagine feeling better by Friday vs Sunday).
Getting a firm diagnosis is important. When you tell your employer that you had been tested and are positive for Influenza B, it gives you credibility (and sympathy). If you get Tamiflu (you can only get this via prescription), you can actually get back to work quicker!
Up to 7% of people in Chicago will get the flu this year. If you are one of them, come by and we can help you quickly!

What’s up with that stomach ache?

stomach ache

What’s up with that stomach ache?

It’s all too easy to blame that stomach ache on bad take out from last night. Or, possibly, that ominous rumbling in your stomach is the result of eating too much ice cream. Like so many of us, you might think that most stomach issues are because of eating the wrong things or getting too stressed at work.

When your stomach hurts, you feel miserable and can make everyone around you feel miserable. Keeping a few helpful things in mind will allow you to get through your abdominal pain with little fuss. You should always consider a few important things before relying completely on home remedies.

What causes this awful stomach pain, anyway?

Stomach pain and abdominal pain, unfortunately, have many causes. Likely suspects are indigestion, stomach viruses, or constipation. Women sometimes have abdominal pain at “that time of the month.” Food poisoning is also a possibility, making theories about “bad take out” more plausible. More serious causes might include gallstones, hernias, or even appendicitis.

Finding the culprit

In order to pinpoint the problem, your doctor will need to obtain your medical history and perform a thorough physical exam. Additionally, a doctor in an urgent care facility may choose to order an X-ray, some blood tests, or, depending on the location of the pain, imaging, such as an ultrasound or a CT scan.

Treatment options

If the doctor determines that your discomfort is the result of a simple case of indigestion, an over the counter medicine like milk of magnesia should clear you right up. However, if your issue is more chronic, your healthcare provider may recommend some dietary changes.

Consume food as part of several smaller meals, instead of three big meals. It is much easier for your digestive system to handle smaller portions. Also, be sure to avoid fried or spicy food, both of which can cause painful acid reflux.

Drink plenty of water to ward off dehydration. Also, limit your alcohol consumption, which not only causes further dehydration but sometimes irritates the digestive tract.

Further ways to comfort yourself

When your pain is at its worst, a heating pad might help a lot, with minimal effort on your part. Just use caution if you’re tired and might end up nodding off – you don’t want to burn yourself.

Also, find ways to reduce the stress that can further aggravate your abdominal pain. Yoga, meditation and low-intensity exercise can help.

If you experience stomach pain, don’t worry. You don’t have to suffer. Head over to Innovative Express Care, where we can help you get to the root of your pain and feeling better with our wide range of diagnostic services and treatment options.

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Help! I’m a hacking, coughing mess.

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Hack, hack, hack. That coughing isn’t just beginning to irritate you, it’s beginning to annoy everyone around you. Of course, a cough here and there is pretty common, but there are times when your body is trying to tell you something. Think of the cough as an important instant message from your chest.

Acute or chronic?

Believe it or not, a forceful cough can push air out of your lungs at a velocity of nearly 500 mph. Try keeping that air in, and that prolonged, vigorous bout of coughing can disrupt your sleep, cause a headache, make you wet your pants, or even break a rib. On the other hand, the slightest tickle of a cough can also be a symptom of something bigger.

An acute cough – the sort that tends to show up with an infection – usually lasts as long as a few weeks. A chronic cough runs eight weeks or more in adults (four weeks or more in kids).

Common cough causes – Acute

The most common reason for an acute cough is an infection. Viral infections, like the common cold or influenza, top the list. You can usually tell when these show up, as they’re accompanied by other symptoms like fever, a runny nose and feelings of just plain lousiness.

It’s hard to miss the other infection-related cause of an acute cough: Whooping cough got its name for a pretty obvious reason. Brought on by a bacterial infection, it tends to attack kids who haven’t been immunized and adults who lost their immunities.

Irritants in the air and a strained abdominal muscle are the other common reasons for an acute cough.

Common cough causes – Chronic

Allergies, asthma and chronic bronchitis are the top reasons for a chronic cough. Gastrointestinal reflux disease often co-exists with asthma, but it can also cause coughs all on its own. Post-nasal drip, which frequently goes hand-in-hand with allergies but can also occur on its own, is the final culprit in the top five. Lots of other ailments can cause chronic cough: emphysema, heart failure, croup (in young children especially), sinusitis, cystic fibrosis, medication side effects, lung cancer and tuberculosis.

So, do you need a doc? Yes, if you’re having difficulty swallowing or breathing or have pink-tinged sputum – and you also need immediate care. Yes, if you have an acute cough along with a fever, wheezing, thick yellow-green sputum or you’re short of breath. Yes, if you have a chronic cough that just hangs on for no obvious reason.

If you have a cough, come see us at Innovative Express Care in Lincoln Park.

Sore Throat = No Fun

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So you screamed your head off at the Taylor Swift concert last night and now you can’t shake it off. Or maybe you should have thought twice about sitting next to that guy with the hacking cough on the train, but your feet were killing you and it was the only available seat. Or perhaps your date was wrong when he assured you it was just allergies and he was totally down for some Netflix and chill.

Whatever the cause, your throat feels like you swallowed a can of nails and you want some relief. When you want to get back to feeling your best, there are a few things to remember. While there are several remedies to soothe your sore throat until a physician can see you, there are a few different things to consider.

What is causing your sore throat?

Sore throats can have a variety of causes. Most commonly, sore throats are a symptom of the common cold. The common cold is a virus, which means there are no medical treatments to cure it. So suck it up, buttercup—rest, hot tea and throat lozenges may be the only things that bring relief. But sore throats are also caused by bacterial infections, the most notorious being strep throat, named for streptococcus bacteria. Strep throat is often more severe than a sore throat and can also cause an inflammation of the tonsils—also known as tonsillitis. Not good times.

Medical tests and treatments

Physicians will likely do a quick swab of your throat to test for a wide array of bacterial and viral infections. Swab results are usually returned in as little as 10 minutes in urgent care offices. Physicians and medical practitioners may prescribe antibiotics for any sore throats caused by bacterial infections.

Over-the-counter oral analgesics (which is just a fancy word for cough drops) may be recommended, such as Cepacol lozenges, Chloraseptic sprays, oral pain medications and menthol lozenges.

Foods

Do: Eat foods that are soft, semisolid, and coat your throat. Applesauce, soups and popsicles are good. While gravy fits the bill, it might be a little weird to carry around a gravy boat and slurp from it all day. Yogurt would be a much better choice as it is filled with probiotics to give your digestive system a boost.

Don’t: Avoid coarse foods and foods with a high acid base, spicy or sour flavoring, or foods consumed at high temperatures. And lay off the margaritas while you’re sick. Sure, the icy goodness might seem like the perfect antidote to a throat coated with broken glass, but the tequila won’t do a body good.

Drinks

Do: Keep well hydrated. Since your body is made up of nearly 70 percent water, it is essential to stay hydrated in order to be in great health.

Don’t: Do not consume alcohol. No, not even a hot toddy. Alcohol burns a healthy throat; imagine what it will do to your sore throat.

Sanitizing

Do: Hand washing and sanitizing help kill the germs and keep you from infecting all of your unsuspecting friends and family.
 Germs: the gifts that keep on giving.

Don’t: Don’t share food or drink with another person. And put your make-out sessions on hold until you’re absolutely sure you’re not contagious.

Additional tips:

Make an appointment or visit an urgent care center to rule out any serious bacterial or viral infections. Some clinics (like Innovative Express Care) do offer telemedicine, so you may not need to leave the comfort of your home.

Gargle with warm salt water to help soothe the pain while also providing gentle cleaning to get rid of those disgusting germs.

Rest your throat by whispering and speaking in softer tones. If you are a parent, this may be impossible.

Utilize a humidifier to keep the air moist and prevent yourself from coughing up a storm. But check the filter on that thing—breathing in black mold is worse than any cold you may have.

If your sore throat is accompanied by fever, rash, nausea, vomiting or headaches, seek medical treatment. Do not attempt to self-treat your sore throat if it is accompanied by additional symptoms.

Although a sore throat can be extremely uncomfortable, you need not suffer through it like your seventh-grade sex ed class. With a wide variety of both medical treatments and natural remedies to soothe discomfort, you can be feeling better in no time. At Innovative Express Care, we pride ourselves in our high-tech, convenient, affordable and discreet health care with little to no wait.

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What do you need to know about norovirus?

norovirusNo, contrary to commonly-held beliefs, norovirus is not some computer thing that Russian hackers used to compromise the 2016 election. It’s the actual medical term for what’s usually called the stomach flu by many people. You know, the illness that is highly contagious, easily spread and especially dangerous to young people and older adults.

What is it?

Norovirus causes swelling in your stomach and the lining of your large intestine. It is the primary cause of gastroenteritis, an intestinal infection that often results in severe cramps, vomiting and fever. (If you’re looking for a band name, “Severe Cramps Vomiting and Fever” is about as good as it gets. Feel free to steal it.)

If you’ve ever had food poisoning (and who hasn’t?), chances are that it was caused by norovirus, as it is easily spread through the contamination of food.

How does it spread?

Most people contract norovirus while consuming food that contains the virus, such as undercooked shellfish or undercooked meat, or even raw fruits and vegetables. Basically every all-you-can-eat buffet you’ve ever encountered is a roll of the dice. But the virus can also spread if you touch a surface such as a picnic table that has the virus, and then touch your nose or mouth. We dare you to not think about that the next time you’re jockeying for an outdoor table at your favorite bar.

Norovirus is a persistent virus, which means it can survive high heat, and remains “live” on surfaces for several days. It’s like the cockroach of the viruses. And once you have the virus, it is very contagious and spreads by activities such as skin-to-skin contact or through sharing food and cutlery. In short, we should all live in bubbles, our bodies coated in hand-sanitizer, never coming in contact with another human.

What are some common symptoms

Norovirus symptoms often appear within two days of exposure, and they are ridiculously unpleasant—diarrhea, vomiting, nausea and severe stomach cramps. You may also develop a fever and experience headaches and body aches, similar to how you feel when you have the flu.

How is it treated?

You’ll probably hate this, but there is no magic pill you can take to get rid of norovirus, because it is not a bacterial infection—antibiotics are useless against it. Our norovirus treatment plan is for you to drink a ton of liquid. Why? Because those nasty symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting rob your body of water and can quickly lead to dehydration.

So the treatment is simple: plenty of fluids and rest and pretty much toughing it out unless the dehydration gets severe, in which case you should call us right away.

Prevention

The best prevention against norovirus is hygiene, so:


  • Wash your hands with soap and water before you eat, prepare food and after using the bathroom.
  • Thoroughly wash fruits and vegetables before you eat them.

  • Wash your hands with soap and water before you eat, prepare food and after using the bathroom.
  • Cook shellfish properly using a thermometer.
  • Did we mention washing your hands with soap and water before you eat, prepare food and after using the bathroom?

Innovative Express Care all about getting you well when you are not 100 percent, and we offer urgent care and primary care with almost no wait times. We are fast, friendly and affordable and you can even book your appointment online!

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What To Do When You Come Down With A Stomach Flu

 

stomach fluComing down with a stomach bug is about as fun as listening to your crazy cousin who you only see once a year on holidays rant about conspiracy theories and politics: it’s painful, uncomfortable and embarrassing and the situation presents itself with little warning, lasting anywhere from a few hours to several days. Commonly referred to as the “stomach flu,” this illness is actually a condition called gastroenteritis. Here at Innovative Express Care we see cases of it year round, but more often in the winter months. About 80 percent of people come down with the stomach bug between November and April.

What causes the stomach flu?

Gastroenteritis is usually caused by a virus in the stomach or intestines, but bacteria is sometimes the culprit. That leftover tuna that smelled a little off? Yep, should have tossed it. No matter if it’s bacterial or viral, the signs of a stomach bug are the same: nausea, abdominal pain and cramps, vomiting, loss of appetite and diarrhea. Other symptoms you might have are chills, sweats, fever or muscle pain. The first few days are usually the worst and then the symptoms tend to taper off. The enforced weight loss is a total bonus.

What should you do if you think you have the stomach flu?

Stomach flu symptoms usually appear 12 to 48 hours after coming into contact with the virus or bacteria. Most cases of gastroenteritis infections will clear up on their own. In the meantime it is important to:

  • Stay hydrated— try sipping water or broth slowly, or sucking on ice chips.
  • Avoid acidic drinks and caffeine.
  • Add bland food gradually as the body tolerates it.
  • Get lots of rest.
  • Stock up on pre-moistened wipes and reading material for the bathroom—you’ll be spending some quality time in there.

If vomiting and diarrhea continue more than a few days, or if you have bloody stools or symptoms of dehydration, it’s important to seek medical advice. Sometimes gastroenteritis can lead to other complications or is symptomatic of another underlying medical condition. Our urgent care doctors at Innovative Express Care will offer you sound medical advice and answer any questions or concerns.

Preventing gastroenteritis

A few simple things can help to lessen your chances of getting bitten by the stomach bug. We recommend our patients:

  • Wash hands frequently throughout the day.
  • Don’t share drinks or eating utensils with others.
  • Any plans to Netflix and Chill with sick “friends” should be postponed.
  • Be careful drinking water when traveling to other countries—only drink bottled water or other sealed liquids (skip the ice cubes, too).
  • If someone in your house is sick, be sure to disinfect surfaces, use separate towels and limit contact until they feel better. You may want to consider selling your house to get away from the germs, although that may seem drastic to some. Let the next people deal with it.

We offer both high-quality urgent care and primary care services with short waits for appointments. You won’t be sitting for hours in an office waiting room at our clinic—unless you need the free wifi and like relaxing in front of our big-screen TV. Our doctors communicate with patients through telemedicine, scheduled appointments or walk-in visits. We offer IV fluids, nausea medications, and antibiotics if we feel it was something you ate. We are discreet, affordable and convenient—you can even book your appointment online! Let us help get you on the path to recovery.

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