Zika Virus Symptoms, Testing, and Treatment

Zika is a disease caused by the Zika virus, which spreads to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. The virus infects mosquitoes when the bug bites someone infected with Zika. The infected mosquitoes then spread the virus to everyone they subsequently bite. The virus can also pass from a pregnant mother to her baby during pregnancy or near the time of birth. Anyone who lives or travels to an area with Aedes mosquitoes is at risk for infection with the Zika virus, including pregnant women. Incubation Period, Symptoms and Treatment of the Zika Virus Scientists have not Read More..

When to See a Doctor for Bug Bites

Bug bites are usually nothing more than a nuisance, of course, but in rare instances they can turn into something dangerous. We have had a warmer winter than normal, and although Spring is still a ways away, there are more bugs out than normal this time of year. Here are some signs that your bite may need medical attention as well as some simple tips to protect yourself. Symptoms of Serious Bug Bites When bug bites are accompanied by severe bruising, swelling or pain, those are signs that you may need to get medical help. This is especially the case Read More..

How to Spot Bladder Infection Symptoms

Bladder infection symptoms must be taken seriously so you can get the treatment you need for this very painful problem. Unfortunately, this is a common health issue, particularly among women. It is so common, in fact, that 1 out of 3 women will develop this type of infection. These are a few of the causes as well as some of the warning signs. Bladder Infection Causes The E. coli bacterium is the main culprit when it comes to bladder infections, but there are many ways that it can enter the body. For example, a woman may develop an infection after Read More..

Benefits of Digital X-Ray Imaging

You may not think digital x-ray capabilities are important in an emergency medical facility, but they are actually extremely vital. Advanced digital imaging equipment can provide a doctor with a clear picture of the inside of the body very quickly so that he or she can make treatment decisions in the quickest, most efficient manner possible. These are just some of the ways Complete Care patients benefit from this sophisticated technology. What is a Digital X-Ray? A digital x-ray system combines software and hardware to provide a detailed picture of the inside of a patient's body, and uses significantly less Read More..

Signs Your Child May Need Pediatric Emergency Care

While it is, thankfully, rare for a child to suddenly suffer a major injury or illness, there are times when children need pediatric emergency care. Here are some signs that you may need to get your child to your nearest Complete Care facility as quickly as possible. Pediatric Care Near You In order to have the best chance of preventing an injury or illness from becoming a life-threatening situation, it is important to recognize the signs of a problem so that you can get your child the pediatric emergency care he or she may need. For example, if the child Read More..

Benefits of a Walk In Clinic

A Complete Care walk in clinic is not only conveniently located and open when you need it, it also offers a wide range of services and a staff of expert medical professionals who can quickly diagnose and treat many different health issues. These are just a few of the advantages we offer. Fast, Friendly Service Whether you are suffering from the flu on a Friday morning or your son injures his ankle on a Saturday night, we will be ready to help. We will see you much faster than if you went to a hospital emergency room, and all of our Read More..

Signs a Rash Could Be Serious

If you all of a sudden develop the telltale itchy, red bumps associated with a rash, you may be wondering whether or not it is a sign of a serious problem. While the majority of rashes are minor, there are some instances where you should seriously consider seeing a doctor. When to Get Help As a general rule, the time to seek medical attention for a rash is when it is accompanied by other symptoms. For example, if you are also suffering from pain or a fever, that could be a sign you are either experiencing some sort of allergic Read More..

Causes and Symptoms of Abscesses

Abscesses are typically associated with the mouth, but they can develop on any area of the body. In most cases they can be treated with antibiotics, but, in some instances, they can require an emergency trip to your nearest Complete Care location to reduce the chance of serious complications. Here is some information on why this issue occurs. What are Abscesses? Abscesses are areas where pus (a thick fluid that contains bacteria, dead tissue and white blood cells) collects. They can develop due to infections or other causes. There are certain types of bacteria that are more likely to form Read More..

Common Causes of Breathing Problems

The more you understand your breathing problems, the better your chances of controlling them. Along with an accurate diagnosis and an effective treatment plan, knowing the cause of the problem can go a long way toward helping you get back to the productive, active life you love. These are just a few of the more common reasons this issue occurs. The Culprits Breathing problems come in many different forms. For example, you may have difficulty due to recurring sinusitis attacks, making it very hard to breathe through your nose for as long as one or two weeks. Or you may Read More..

When to See a Doctor for the Flu

Most of the time, people suffering from the flu can get over the illness at home, getting plenty of rest and taking the necessary over-the-counter medicine. There are some instances, however, where symptoms can get so severe that a trip to the nearest Complete Care emergency medical facility will be needed. Here are some signs that you or a loved one suffering from the flu will need to see a doctor. Warning Signs While the average, healthy person suffering from the flu will typically see significant improvement within about two weeks, some people develop serious complications and need medical help. Read More..