Pain in your abdominal area can be caused by dozens of different things, some being as simple as a buildup of gas, all the way to a life-threatening burst appendix. Most of the time, a visit to the ER is not required, especially since you can end up paying thousands of dollars in medical bills for even minor ailments. When to Go to the ER Anytime there is an external event associated with severe abdominal pain, an ER trip can be a good idea. An example of this might include being hit relatively hard either by a person or an Read More..
No matter how careful you are, cuts, scrapes, scratches, and bruises are inevitable. Fortunately, the vast majority of wounds can heal without any medical intervention. However, some cuts and scrapes will need stitches and a trip to the ER to heal properly. Here is some information that will help you determine whether you need stitches. Signs a Cut Requires Stitches Determining whether a wound requires stitches is often a judgment call. Here are some signs that may indicate you need to head to the ER. The cut exposes the dermis or subcutaneous fatty tissue The cut is so wide that you Read More..
Bleeding that will not stop can be a scary problem for anyone, but it is especially troubling when it happens to a child. Here are some things that you can do to get your child ready for a trip to your nearest Complete Care emergency medical facility. Stay Calm If your child has bleeding that will not stop after about 5-10 minutes of applying pressure, or the cut is deep or wide, get to your nearest emergency facility as quickly as you can. This is also the case if the cut is either filled with debris such as dirt or glass, or Read More..
Appendicitis pain can be intense to the point that it is completely debilitating. This inflammation of the appendix is a true emergency situation that needs to be treated as fast as possible to reduce the chances of a potentially life-threatening burst of the organ. If this happens, bacteria can spread throughout the abdomen that, in rare instances, can be fatal. Here are some of the signs of the problem so that you can act quickly and get to your nearest Complete Care emergency medical facility. Where Does Appendicitis Pain Hit? Appendicitis pain hits in the lower right side of the Read More..
Effective burn care is obviously extremely important should an accident result in this type of injury. Knowing when you can treat a burn at home and when you need to get to a doctor will be vital to a full recovery. Here is some general information on the different types of burns and how to make sure they are treated the right way. Types of Burns You have no doubt heard of first-, second- and third-degree burns. A first-degree burn will typically be red and painful, and may result in a minimal amount of swelling. It will usually heal in anywhere from Read More..
Complete Care offers 24-hour pediatric care because emergencies do not occur on anyone's schedule. A child can be injured or become sick at any time of the day or night, and fast action will be necessary. Time will be of the essence to make sure your child's condition is properly diagnosed and treated, and we will be ready if you need us. 24 Hour Pediatric Care for a Wide Range of Conditions Whether your child's medical emergency is relatively minor or something major, you will always be able to count on us for top-quality 24-hour pediatric care. Our emergency rooms Read More..
An upper respiratory infection is one of the most common ailments, but a lot of people do not understand them. Just about everyone will have to deal with this issue at one time or another, so it is important that you know the signs of an infection so you can get the treatment you need. What is an Upper Respiratory Infection? The upper respiratory tract is comprised of the bronchi, sinuses, nose, trachea and pharynx. These are the parts of the body where air enters and moves to the lungs. If a virus or bacteria enter one of these areas, Read More..
A foreign object in the eye can be a scary experience for anyone. While you will typically be able to remove the object at home, there are some times where you will need to get to your nearest Complete Care emergency facility to have it safely removed by a medical professional. Here is some information on how to handle this problem in the safest manner possible. Areas Affected by a Foreign Object in the Eye Most of the time there is a foreign object in the eye it will most affect the cornea or conjunctiva. The cornea protects the front Read More..
A seizure can, of course, be an incredibly frightening experience for both a child and a parent. If your son or daughter has one, knowing what to do beforehand can be a great deal of help. Make sure that not only your spouse knows what to do, but also your other children, your babysitter or anyone else who looks after the child. Important Safety Measures in the Event of a Seizure First, the most important thing is to stay as calm as possible no matter how scared you may be. Keep him or her away from anything that could be Read More..
Irregular heartbeat symptoms are not all that uncommon. You may feel that your heart is beating faster than normal, or feel a fluttering type of sensation in your chest. Also known as arrhythmia, this problem does not need to cause panic if it only happens occasionally, because most cases are harmless. In some cases, however, the issue needs to be treated. Be on the lookout for any of these signs and visit your nearest Complete Care location to get checked out. Signs of an Irregular Heartbeat There are several different irregular heartbeat symptoms. Sometimes the issue is barely noticeable, while Read More..