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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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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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First Aid Handbook: Broken Bones

Integrity Urgent Care knows there is never a convenient time to deal with an illness or injury. Even worse is not knowing if there is a real reason for you to come in or if your symptoms can be dealt with at home. Broken bones, or wondering if a sprain or injury is a broken bone, may be one of the most common concerns parents and family have after a fall or other accident occurs. Integrity is here to help you with every question you may have.

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First Aid Handbook: Nausea, Vomiting, and Diarrhea

Our team at Integrity Urgent Care knows that there isn’t really any sickness that feels particularly great to catch. We can all agree though, that when you are having nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, you want to know how to make it better as soon as possible. Our team is here to help you understand what may be causing these issues and how you can work through your symptoms until you can come see us in the clinic.

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Mental and Physical Health Go Hand in Hand

Our bodies are more linked than we often realize. Instead of looking at different parts of our health separately, the team at Integrity Urgent Care wants to treat our patients, community, and friends in their entirety. By considering the connections between mental health and physical health, we can do a better job at identifying problems and working at solving them, together.

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Coping Skills for Your Mental Health

Caring for yourself is more than eating right, exercising, and coming to see the team of medical staff at Integrity Urgent Care. Caring for yourself can also mean taking care of your metal health, in a variety of settings and in response to different kinds of stress. By learning coping skills that work for you, because everyone will cope differently, you will be a better version of yourself in any scenario.

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How to Be Alone and Not Lonely

It seems a little different, to consider loneliness in a world that finds a way to be more connected every day. Even working through the pandemic families and friends found ways to spend time together remotely, outside, and in other creative ways. Despite the ways we can be with those we love and care about, it is still very common for people to feel lonely in a variety of situations. Integrity Urgent Care wants you to know that there are ways you can help yourself, when feeling this way.

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Worker’s Compensation Explained

Worker’s compensation, or workman’s comp as it is more commonly referred to, is a part of the language we use in a variety of discussions, jokes, and anecdotes. However, just because something is part of our language, doesn’t mean we understand what it is and how it impacts us. Integrity Urgent Care has a clear understanding of Worker’s Compensation and when it applies to the patients we see.

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