During the flu season, I get asked a lot of questions about this predictable and sometimes deadly disease. Two of the most common questions are how long does the flu last and how long am I contagious. How Long Does The Flu Last? On average, if you come down with the flu, you can expect to … [Read more...] about How Long Does The Flu Last?
Most people who develop bronchitis recover at home. However, there are times where this condition requires a trip to the emergency room. Bronchitis is an inflammatory condition of the bronchial tubes of your lungs that typically results from viral or bacterial infections. If you notice … [Read more...] about Bronchitis
We’ve all had a small cut before. They aren't fun, but they are easy to clean, put a band-aid on and take care of at home. But when is a cut serious enough that it requires a trip to the emergency room? One of the top reasons we see patients here in the emergency room is for cuts. But the truth … [Read more...] about When Should I Visit The Emergency Room With a Cut?
Urinary tract infections are not uncommon. They potentially affect your bladder, urethra, and kidneys. Most people who have experienced them will tell you they come with pain and are very disruptive to daily life. Drinking plenty of water can help reduce your chances of contracting a UTI. While … [Read more...] about Urinary Tract Infections
Pink Eye Pink eye is a condition where you suffer inflammation of a thin membrane that coats the surface of your eye and eyelid. It is also referred to as conjunctivitis. Not only is it quite common, but it is also incredibly contagious. If you are infected by pink eye you will notice redness, pain … [Read more...] about Pink Eye Prevention
Cellulitis is a fairly common but potentially serious bacterial skin infection. Your skin begins to appear red and swollen and is accompanied by pain. Your skin also tends to feel warm to the touch. It can occur on any part of the body. When a crack or break in your skin occurs the bacteria … [Read more...] about Cellulitis
Every June, we celebrate Men’s Health Month. It is a time to take a moment and remember and recommit to things that can lead to a longer, more productive, and happier life for men around the world. Let’s face it, the average man avoids talking about health and going to see their doctor like the … [Read more...] about Let’s Talk About Men’s Health
Countless Americans deal with high blood pressure every day. But, when do the effects of hypertension require a visit to the emergency room? Extremely high blood pressure can cause severe life-threatening issues including stroke, aneurysms, heart attacks, and heart failure. Situations that … [Read more...] about Blood Pressure Emergencies
Shirley Temple warned us, “If you eat too much, you’ll awake with a tummy ache. But when is abdominal pain serious enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room? Quite often patients arrive at the ER complaining of a pain in their stomach. Sometimes the cause of this pain is serious enough to … [Read more...] about Abdominal Pain