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How to properly treat a laceration

How to properly treat a laceration

There are cuts, and then there are lacerations. Knowing when to seek professional intervention for an injury can make the difference between a short healing time with no infection and a time-consuming and painful treatment and recovery.   What Is a Laceration? Lacerations are wounds that involve the skin and sometimes underlying tissues and muscles being cut or torn. They can be minor, such as a shallow paper cut, or much more severe and deep, such as might occur with a kitchen knife or forceful contact with a sharp edge. A laceration can be jagged or straight and very short continue –>

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by Gonzaba Urgent Care Center Team
Posted: 01/17/2018
Everything You Should Know About Strep Throat

Everything You Should Know About Strep Throat

Many people will come down with a sore, itchy throat over the course of the year. Often, colds, other viruses, and dry air due to heating systems are to blame for this irritation. Smoke and pollution can also cause your throat to hurt. But strep throat is a sore throat condition that is caused by bacteria. It’s important to determine whether a throat is hurting due to strep or a different irritant in order to be able to treat it properly. How Do You Contract Strep Throat? Strep throat is an infection of the throat and tonsils that is caused continue –>

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by Gonzaba Urgent Care Center Team
Posted: 01/17/2018
Guide on Arthritis Treatment

Guide on Arthritis Treatment

A well-known disease affecting over 50 million adults and 300,000 children in the United States, arthritis is a blanket term used to describe symptoms of joint pain in various areas of the body. Although it has the propensity to affect children, the risk factor for arthritis grows as we age. With more than 100 different types of arthritis in existence, finding methods to treat each type can be a bit challenging for doctors and patients alike.   Arthritis Symptoms For those who are yet unfamiliar with the symptoms of arthritis, they are as follows: Swelling: Various areas of the body continue –>

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by Gonzaba Urgent Care Center Team
Posted: 01/17/2018
Arthritis: Causes and Treatments

Arthritis: Causes and Treatments

Did you know there are over 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions? Over 30 million adults and around 300,000 children have arthritis in the United States. The older we get, the more prone we become to developing arthritis. What is arthritis? Arthritis means “joint inflammation,” and it refers to around 200 rheumatoid diseases that affect the tissues around the joint, other connective tissues, and the joint itself. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in America. Arthritis can affect any joint in the body: the knees, hips, fingers, wrists, ankles, feet, back, and neck. The symptoms can be continue –>

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by Gonzaba Urgent Care Center Team
Posted: 10/05/2017
Strep Throat: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

Strep Throat: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

  What is strep throat? Streptococcal pharyngitis, better known as strep throat, is an infection of the throat and tonsils. It is caused by group A streptococcus. This bacterial infection usually begins showing symptoms one to three days after initial exposure. Once you have it, strep throat typically lasts seven to ten days.   What are the symptoms? A sore throat is the major symptom of strep throat. However, many illnesses result in a sore throat, so this is not enough to necessarily point the finger at strep throat. A sore throat caused by strep will appear quickly. It is continue –>

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by Gonzaba Urgent Care Center Team
Posted: 09/18/2017
Eye Infections & How to Treat Them

Eye Infections & How to Treat Them

The most common type of eye infection is conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis is a highly contagious eye infection that results in inflammation of the layer of tissue covering the front of the eye, known as the conjunctiva. This is often referred to as “pink eye,” due to the white of the eye turning a pink or red color. Often, conjunctivitis begins in one eye, then moves to the other. It is possible to avoid this by remaining diligent about washing hands and avoiding cross contamination. However, if the patient is a child, this may be incredibly difficult to manage. Instead, it will continue –>

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by Gonzaba Urgent Care Center Team
Posted: 09/07/2017
Where Should You Go to Treat Sinusitis?

Where Should You Go to Treat Sinusitis?

Your head might be throbbing. You might feel intense pressure in your nose, cheeks, jaws, and forehead. You don’t know for sure, but you believe you have sinusitis, a sinus infection. You should always seek medical help when you have questions regarding your health. If you’re in a lot of pain, your first instinct may be to go to an emergency room – DON’T. Sinus infections aren’t a medical emergency. You will end up waiting long hours to be seen and will spend more money than you should. Gonzaba Urgent Care can treat your sinusitis – thus, saving you time continue –>

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by Gonzaba Urgent Care Center Team
Posted: 08/17/2017
Everything You Need to Know About Hemorrhoids

Everything You Need to Know About Hemorrhoids

If you’re dealing with hemorrhoids, you’re not alone. Even Napoleon suffered from hemorrhoids, which distracted him with severe pain during his defeat at Waterloo. Hemorrhoids are a tricky condition because it isn’t until you start experiencing problems that you realize they are there. However, hemorrhoids aren’t very rare. In fact, around 50% of adults experience hemorrhoids by the time they are 50 years old. Women often get them during pregnancy. Hemorrhoids are not an extremely serious condition, but they can be very uncomfortable and painful. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort around your anus, you might have hemorrhoids. Here continue –>

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by Gonzaba Urgent Care Center Team
Posted: 08/08/2017

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