Recognizing allergic reactions to bug bites! 

Allergic reactions can cause:  ●Hives, itching or swelling in areas beyond the sting site  ●Abdominal cramping  ●Vomiting, nausea or diarrhea  ●Tightness in the chest or difficulty breathing  ●Swelling of the tongue or throat ●Difficulty swallowing   Like peanuts, dust, pollen, and other allergens, some people are allergic to specific bugs. Insects that can trigger allergic reactions include mosquitos, kissing bugs, bees, wasps, and fire ants. Some typical reactions for those who are not allergic can sometimes include swelling, pain, and redness that’s confined to the sting or bite area.  PAY ATTENTION!  If you’re having an allergic reaction, the symptoms may be more severe. In severe cases, insect bites can cause anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction, that requires immediate medical attention and treatment with epinephrine, corticosteroids and  antihistamines. Symptoms include dizziness, a sharp drop in blood pressure, loss of consciousness or cardiac arrest (sudden loss of heart function), usually within 5 to 30 minutes — sometimes up to an hour — of getting the bite.  PREVENTION IS KEY!!  Protective clothing and repellents aid in avoiding insect bites and stings. It is also important to plan ahead when traveling and to take extra precautions if you’re traveling to areas  where mosquito-borne and tick-borne diseases are common. IF YOU [...]

2020-07-28T20:30:03-04:00July 28th, 2020|

TIPS FOR A SAFE 4TH OF JULY 

Every Fourth of July, Urgent Care Centers, and Emergency Rooms are full of stories of failed firework fun — but, this year, PALM BAY URGENT CARE wants to get ahead of the game, ensuring that your Fourth doesn’t end in a trip to your nearest clinic. First of all, before using fireworks, make sure they [...]

2020-07-02T15:44:14-04:00July 2nd, 2020|

Florida General Mitigation Guidelines

There is currently no vaccine to prevent the contraction of COVID-19. We must bear in mind that, as Floridians, we are all in this together and we have a responsibility to continue practicing mitigation measures. These general mitigation guidelines are minimum recommended health protocols and are designed to be utilized at every phase of re-opening. [...]

2020-06-19T15:05:45-04:00June 19th, 2020|

How to stay safe while shopping

Supermarkets and other food merchants are allowed to stay open as “essential” retailers amid the mass shutdowns prompted by the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Along with banks, gas stations and takeout restaurants, supermarkets are among the few places that people are allowed to visit to procure the necessities of everyday life. Even with social [...]

2020-06-19T15:06:27-04:00May 19th, 2020|

Holiday Stress and Depression, Prevention Tips

The Holiday Season often brings unwelcome Stress and Depression for some. And it's no wonder. The Holidays present a number of demands such as Parties, Shopping, Baking, Cleaning and Entertaining, just to name a few. But with some practical tips, you can minimize the Stress that accompanies the Holidays. Prevention Tips Try to prevent Stress [...]

2019-12-05T15:17:22-05:00December 5th, 2019|

Abdominal Pain

Just about everybody at one point or another will experience Abdominal Pain. Most of the causes are not serious and can be readily Diagnosed and Treated. However, Pain can also be a sign of a Serious Illness. It’s important to be able to recognize Symptoms that are severe and know when to call a Doctor. [...]

2019-11-06T14:21:46-05:00November 6th, 2019|

Common Winter Illnesses seen in Urgent Cares

Winter will soon be upon us. With this cooler weather comes the Holiday Season, a time when we are all so busy and stressed with activity. Stress can reduce our ability to fight off common Disease and Viruses and with all there is to do we can’t afford the down time. Stay focused on having a [...]

2019-10-01T10:22:55-04:00October 1st, 2019|

Hepatitis, Prevention and Vaccination

What Is Hepatitis? “Hepatitis” refers to an Inflammation of the Liver. This can be caused by Viruses, the most common being Hepatitis A, B, and C. How is Viral Hepatitis Transmitted? Hepatitis A is typically transmitted by the consumption of Contaminated Food or Water that has come into contact with Infected Feces. Hepatitis B is transmitted [...]

2019-12-05T15:16:49-05:00July 17th, 2019|

Tooth Abscess

What is a tooth Abscess A Tooth Abscess is a collection of Pus around an Infected Tooth. There are 2 types of Dental Abscess: Infections from Tooth DecayAbscess from Gum Disease   Infections from Tooth Decay There are reasons Dentists warn that brushing your Teeth regularly and Annual Dental Exams are essential. Brushing, Flossing, and [...]

2019-06-04T10:03:10-04:00June 4th, 2019|
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