WHAT WE TREAT
Illness, injury, infection and respiratory symptoms
Visit MedWise® Urgent Care for timely treatment of common illnesses, injuries and infections.
Treatment of illnesses, injuries and infections for all ages
MedWise® Urgent Care treats a variety of conditions including skin conditions, allergies, asthma, colds and broken bones.
A rash refers to an abnormality of the skin that often presents as inflammation and irritation. The cause, duration, location, and severity of rashes vary.
Due to the wide range of presentations and causes, treatments also vary. The providers at MedWise will take an appropriate history and physical examination to diagnose the type of rash and work with the patient to create the best plan of care.
- Allergic reactions
- Contact with irritant
- Autoimmune response, e.g., eczema
- Viral, yeast or fungal infection
- Itchy skin
- Raised skin
Poison ivy is a plant that releases an oil which causes an allergic reaction on the skin.
MedWise can diagnose a poison ivy rash and recommend appropriate treatment. Treatment may include antihistamines and steroids to help relieve the itching and swelling, as well as instruction on the application of wet compresses, calamine lotion or steroid cream.
- Red rash
- Bumps or blisters
- Rash develops 12-48 hours after exposure
- Symptoms last 2-3 weeks
How to prevent
- Wear protective clothing (e.g., long sleeves and pants, boots, gloves)
- Wash exposed clothing separately
- Don’t burn plants or brush piles that could contain poison ivy, oak or sumac
- Rinse exposed skin with rubbing alcohol or dishwashing soap and lots of water
Burns are damaged tissue caused by heat, sun, chemicals or electricity. Burns have a broad range of symptoms and treatment methods depending on cause, size, location and the type of tissue involved. Burns often occur in the kitchen as a result of hot food or drinks, or as a result of sun exposure (see Sunburns).
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Minor burns include those that are superficial. MedWise providers can assess minor burns and create an appropriate plan to promote healing and prevent complications, like infection.
All other burns, including electrical burns and major chemical burns, need to be evaluated at an emergency department. Delaying appropriate level of care for major burns can result in serious or fatal complications.
- Dry, discolored skin
A sunburn is inflamed skin that is warm or hot to the touch, caused by exposure of unprotected skin to sunlight. It takes as little as 15 minutes of ultraviolet (UV) exposure to damage skin. Sunburns increase your risk of skin cancer, so prevention is key.
MedWise providers can diagnose and treat sunburns. Treatment may include pain relievers, anti-itch medications, topical steroids, cool compresses and protecting the damaged skin from further sun exposure.
How to prevent
- Stay in shade during peak UV hours 10am-4pm
- Wear clothing that covers arms and legs
- Use a hat to protect the face
- Wear sunglasses to block rays
- Avoid tanning beds
- Wear broad spectrum sunscreen
- Apply sunscreen every two hours and do not use after expiration date
Tick bites occur when a tick attaches itself to a person’s skin to feed on their blood. In addition to the discomfort they cause, tick bites can be associated with a variety of infectious diseases. To help reduce risk of tick-borne disease, it’s important to prevent ticks from attaching and feeding for long periods of time.
If you believe you have been bitten by a tick and are concerned by your symptoms, MedWise can help with diagnosis and treatment. Please make an appointment if you have any of the symptoms indicated below within 30 days of being bitten.
- Fever or chills
- Muscle aches
- Joint pain
- Avoid areas heavily infested with ticks
- Wear protective clothing
- Use insect repellant following manufacturer’s instructions
- Inspect yourself and other family members for ticks
- Properly remove attached ticks
- Treat your yard and your pets for ticks
A broken bone is a fracture that can occur anywhere in the body and require medical attention.
MedWise offers x-ray services to determine the existence and location of a broken bone. We can also provide splinting of the affected limb.
Common types of fractures we treat
Evaluation of respiratory symptoms
Symptoms like coughing, sneezing, scratchy or sore throat can be an indicator of many different types of conditions or illnesses. MedWise® Urgent Care providers can evaluate respiratory symptoms to help determine the underlying cause.
An allergy is an immune system reaction to an allergen. An allergen is a foreign substance that can enter the body through ingestion, inhalation, injection or touch.
MedWise offers diagnosis and treatment of allergies. Our provider’s recommendation of treatment may include over-the-counter or prescription medications as well as avoidance of the allergens.
- Itchy eyes
- Runny nose
- Scratchy throat
Common types of allergies
- Tree, grass and/or weed pollen
- Dust mites
- Pet dander
- Mold spores
How to prevent
- Avoid Triggers (e.g., pollen, pet dander, dust, mold)
Asthma is a chronic disease in which air passages in the lungs narrow, leading to symptoms such as wheezing and shortness of breath. Severe cases of asthma can be fatal and require emergency medical care.
MedWise can diagnose and treat asthma with prescription inhalers, steroids and tips on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle with asthma.
Common asthma causes
- Extreme weather changes
- Dust mites
- Frequent coughing that can worsen with exercise, viral infection or cold air
- A whistling or wheezing sound when breathing out
- Shortness of breath
- Chest congestion
- Difficulty sleeping due to symptoms
A cold is an upper respiratory tract infection that can be caused by many types of viruses. The symptoms of a cold typically last for around 7 to 10 days. However, you should see a healthcare provider if symptoms get worse or don’t improve in that time.
MedWise can diagnose and treat cold symptoms, including recommending appropriate over-the-counter pain relievers for fever, sore throat and headache relief.
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Sore throat
- Mild headache
- Low-grade fever
- Feeling unwell
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