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When Your Cold Isn’t a Cold: Signs You Need Further Treatment

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The most widespread illness in America is the common cold. You’ve probably had a cold a couple of times each year for as long as you can remember. Because the cold is so common, however, many people can dismiss the progression of more serious symptoms that require urgent care and medication.

You don’t want to go to the emergency room only to be diagnosed with a bad cold, so urgent care is usually the best bet if you are starting to think your cold is more serious than your first thought. Here are some signs that indicate your cold is more than a cold and that you should seek medical care.

Foot Injury: Is It Sprained or Broken?

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If you’ve experienced a foot injury and now have trouble putting any weight on your foot at all without pain, you might be wondering if you need additional emergency care. Feet are very complex. It can sometimes be difficult to tell if you’ve simply sprained your foot or if you’ve actually fractured one of the bones because both injuries cause swelling and bruises. 

This guide should help you know how to tell which is which and what care you should seek. Broken bones can be addressed at your local urgent care facility, and sometimes even sprains should be examined by a doctor, depending on how serious they are. 

Could That Bump Be a Staph Infection? 6 Symptoms of Cellulitis

Skin irritations come in numerous shapes, sizes, and textures. If you have a history of acne, eczema, or another chronic skin condition, you may not think twice when you notice a new bump.

But when a bump exhibits symptoms that aren’t at all what you expect from common skin irritations, you may wonder if the sore could come from a more serious condition.

Bumps, rashes, or sores can indicate the presence of a bacterial infection. In this blog, we’ll discuss six symptoms of one of the most common types of bacterial skin infection: cellulitis.

Avoid Medical Debt: Why Choosing Urgent Care Is the Smartest Choice for Your Wallet

When you need medical care but your doctor’s office is closed, the ER seems like the only option. The combination of the high cost and long wait and billing time can result in thousands of dollars in medical debt for emergency-room patrons. Even medications and minor consultations cost hundreds of dollars.

You can save money and avoid stressful medical bills by choosing urgent care instead.

Have a Headache? 7 Signs You Should Seek Medical Care

For many people, headaches are a normal, occasional part of life caused by innocuous circumstances like a change in stress or barometric pressure. These everyday headaches often respond to hydration, rest, and over-the-counter pain medication.

But a serious, sudden headache may not respond to at-home care options. If your headache persists in spite of your at-home efforts or exhibits any of the following seven symptoms, seek professional medical care.