In the past, it was thought that stomach ulcers were caused by the food we eat or the stress we feel in our lives. It is now known that stomach ulcers are either caused by the bacteria H. pylori or by long term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. These cause sores in the stomach lining leaving you in extreme pain and discomfort and in need of help from your Integrity Urgent Care team.
You may have heard about shingles. You also may think they might have something to do with chickenpox. Other than that, you may not be sure what it is. The Center for Disease Control states that one in every three adults will contract shingles at some point in their life. Integrity Urgent Care has all of the information you need on what shingles is and how you can protect yourself and your family from this virus.
It used to be that everyone had chickenpox and could tell a story of how they caught it, how their parents tried to prevent them from scratching their sores, and the inevitable scars left from dealing with the virus. Today, that has largely changed, but chickenpox does occur from time to time. Integrity Urgent Care can help you know what to be on the lookout for, particularly when you have small children who may not be fully immunized yet.
Our doctors, nurses, and staff entered the medical field to help people, both those in our community and any others who reach our clinic doors. As our communities navigate COVID-19, we continue to be ready to treat our patients and to provide accurate and up-to-date information about this virus.
While mouth ulcers are sometimes also called canker sores, they are completely different from cold sores that appear on the outside of your mouth and can be contagious. Mouth ulcers are a tiny, but painful issue, and one that our Integrity Urgent Care team has their own experiences with. While researchers aren’t entirely sure what causes these little bumps, our medical staff can help you understand these small inconveniences and have a few tips for how to deal with them.
Whether you are looking to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas in a healthy way or you want some options to bring to all the gatherings and potlucks you’ve been invited to, our team has a few choices of what to prepare. In addition to all of these treats, remember to stay active with 20-30 minutes of activity each day, be mindful of what you are eating the rest of the day, and try to eat an assortment of fruits and veggies with all of your meals. Integrity Urgent Care also urges you to drink plenty of water to keep your body healthy and fit and also to help stay hydrated if you are partaking in adult beverages responsibly.
Infections, unfortunately, come in all types, severities, and strains. One of the most commonly found infections is from the staphylococcus bacteria, which can be the cause of a staph infection. While these bacteria can be harmless, they can also cause major issues if left unchecked. Our team at Integrity Urgent Care can help identify staph infections and provide you with a treatment plan to keep it in check.
There are a number of reasons why someone may be dehydrated. They may have pushed it too hard in a recent training session, they may be recovering from a number of illnesses, they may have had too much to eat and drink leading to their system feeling a little off, or they may have gotten behind on drinking their glasses of water each day and are starting to feel a little worse for the wear. Some of the most common symptoms of dehydration are extreme thirst, fatigue, dizziness, and frequent urination. Our team at Integrity Urgent Care can help you if you are feeling dehydrated because of illness and treat the issue causing your fatigue, but what about the extra help of hydration IVs?
Medical professionals have a vast array of skills, techniques, and solutions to help the patients that walk through our clinic doors. Sometimes it is a puzzle to discover what is wrong with our patient and what the best treatment may be. Other times, we discover a new or better way to utilize and existing treatment in a new way. As we offer treatment plans, we may suggest giving you a steroid shot, depending on your needs.