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When to Take a Pregnancy Test

We all know the Hollywood signs and symptoms of pregnancy. Basically, if a female between the age of 15 and 50 throws up or feels nauseous, then they are pregnant. Real life is a bit different though and you may be wondering if you need to take an at home pregnancy test or not. Integrity Urgent Care has a few recommendations for when to take one and when to come see our medical team.

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First Aid Handbook: Swimmer’s Ear

In simplest terms, swimmer’s ear is an ear infection of the outer ear canal. When water comes into the ear, it can pool in the ear canal and around the eardrum, leading to the growth of bacteria. According to the Mayo Clinic, there are three different stages of symptoms.

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Our Current Response to COVID-19 (Updated August 25th)

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.

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Everything You Need to Know About Sports Physicals

Your athlete’s sports physical is a required step for most school and private teams. Integrity Urgent Care has the information you need about sports physicals and can provide everything you need. If you or your athlete needs their sports physical, the team at Integrity Urgent Care can see you quickly and get your paperwork ready to go.

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First Aid Handbook- Animal Bites

Whether it is a little kid who is getting too close to someone’s pet or a gardening adult who accidentally puts their hand too close to a wild animal, we sometimes encounter creatures who would rather we stay further away. Instincts take over and these animals will defend themselves by clawing, scratching, and sometimes biting. Integrity Urgent Care sees a fair number of animal bites in our patient rooms and has tips on what to do if this happens to you.

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Integrity Urgent Care Awarded “Best of the Brazos 2021” for Urgent Care Services

Integrity Urgent Care has been awarded “Best of the Brazos 2021” in the Urgent Care/Medical Services category for the third year in a row.  The Best of the Brazos Valley campaign is conducted by Brazos Life Magazine. The awards seek to recognize the best businesses throughout the Brazos Valley area, showcasing what makes each awardee a leader in their field, while also giving an all-encompassing picture of all the Brazos Valley has to offer. For day-to-day medical needs, Integrity Urgent Care-College Station is available to serve the entire BCS community.

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First Aid Handbook: Food Allergies

Buzz term or not, food allergies are very real and can have a huge impact on the lifestyle of ourselves, friends, and family. Food allergies can vary greatly, both in the types of foods you can be allergic to and how it effects your life. While those with allergies already diagnosed are usually well informed about the condition, the general population should learn more as our team at Integrity Urgent Care encounter this issue more frequently.

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First Aid Handbook: Dehydration

We all know what thirst feels like, but we may not know how to tell the difference between extreme thirst and dehydration. This condition can come up unexpectedly and can lead to issues if not resolved immediately or correctly. Our team at Integrity Urgent Care has the information you need and ideas for how to fix dehydration if it occurs.

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First Aid Handbook: Cellulitis

We may not always admit it, but we are always examining our skin for the occasional bump, scrape, or rash that may appear. As our largest and most visible organ, our skin does a lot and takes on a lot to keep the rest of our body safe. As we examine, squeeze, and pick, we may notice issues that are more unusual, like cellulitis. If you aren’t sure what cellulitis is or how to best treat it, the team at Integrity Urgent Care can help.

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