When Should I Visit an Urgent Care for a Bug Bite?

If you are stung by an insect and begin to experience symptoms other than the usual bit of swelling and itchiness, then you may be having an allergic reaction. While mild reactions can be treated safely at home with over-the-counter remedies like hydrocortisone cream, caladryl or oral antihistamines, more severe reactions can be dangerous or … Continued

Five Facts About COVID Rapid Tests and When to Get One

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 10  percent of the U.S. population (as of week 45) has tested positive for SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Though it is unclear exactly how contagious COVID-19 is, data suggests it spreads from close physical contact through respiratory droplets. These droplets are released … Continued

Why Am I Bruising Easily? The Causes Explained

Bruises happen. You turn and stub your toe on the door or you hit your arm on the corner of the counter as you navigate through the kitchen. However, are you asking yourself, “Why am I bruising easily?” A bruise usually appears when blood gets trapped under the skin, and this usually happens because of … Continued

The Pros and Cons of Using IVs for Fluid Replacement

Dehydration is a common problem among Americans. As a matter of fact, studies show up to 75 percent of us are in varying levels of chronic dehydration. When dehydration reaches a certain point, however, medical attention becomes necessary and IV fluid replacement needs to be considered. How do you know if you need IV hydration, and what … Continued