Common Treatments at Urgent Cares During the Summer

When you think of winter, you may think of the flu, but what do you think of when it comes to summer? From fractured bones to backyard barbecues, AFC Urgent Care Hillsdale is there when you need it. Continue reading to learn about the common urgent care center visits throughout the summers, and visit us today if you find yourself sick or injured.

Common Summer Injuries Treated at Urgent Care

The summer months create more time outside participating in sports, hiking, and other outdoor activities. This leaves more room for injury, insect bites, and potential illness. At AFC Urgent Care Hillsdale, we can treat all injuries this summer that are not life-threatening. Some causes of injuries during the summer consist of:

  • Sports injuries, resulting in broken, sprained, or fractured bones and joints
  • Head injuries, such as concussions
  • Insect and other animal bites, such as mosquitos, bees, or ticks
  • Burns, including sunburns or burns from grilling or barbecue
  • Food-borne illnesses, such as food poisoning from not storing food properly

The best way to know what is treatable at AFC Hillsdale is by analyzing the injury. If it is urgent but not life-threatening, it can be treated at urgent care. If it is life-threatening or could be, it is best to go to an E.R.

When to Visit Urgent Care

AFC Urgent Care Hillsdale can help treat nearly all of your summer ailments. In addition to the list above, we’re able to treat:

  • Poison ivy or poison oak rashes
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Swimmer’s ear and/or sinus pain
  • Cuts requiring stitches
  • Infections
  • Fevers, coughs, and sore throats

When to Visit an Emergency Room

Some illnesses or injuries can require care that is only available in emergency rooms or hospitals. It is important to be able to determine what type of care you or another person may need, depending on the severity of the injury. The following situations will require emergency care over urgent care:

  • Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, or unconsciousness
  • Severe pain in the chest or back lasting longer than a few minutes
  • Heart palpitations or a slow, weak pulse
  • Confusion, changes in mental state, dizziness, and fainting
  • Severe headache, vomiting, or unconsciousness following a head injury
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Severe broken bones
  • Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea 

It can be relatively easy to avoid any serious health complications this summer. Make sure you are using a sunscreen every day, drinking plenty of fluids throughout the days (especially when it’s very hot), and being aware of your surroundings when hiking or participating in outdoor activities. 

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Our mission is to provide the best healthcare possible in a kind and caring environment, in an economical manner, while respecting the rights of all of our patients, at times and locations convenient to the patient.

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