Conditions Treated Most Commonly at Urgent Care?
You’ve slipped and sprained your ankle, cut your arm, or are having trouble with a cold or stomach bug. These are among the many conditions we treat at Solar Urgent Care. It’s not easy knowing when it’s best to make an appointment to see your regular doctor or head to the nearest emergency or urgent care center.
It’s important to consider the serenity and nature of your injury or ailment before deciding. In most cases, if your health or medical concern is not life-threatening but requires same-day care, your best option is Solar Urgent Care in California.
We treat many infections, burns, broken bones, and various injuries and illnesses. We cater to patients in Ventura and Oxnard, and the surrounding areas. Check out the conditions most commonly treated at our urgent care.
Conditions Treated at Urgent Care
Living in California means certain respiratory illnesses come and go with the seasons while others reign supreme year-round. Whether you or a loved one is experiencing cold, flu, or COVID-19 like symptoms or dealing with unexpected allergies, there’s no need to miss out on school, work, and social events.
Urgent care in California treats coughs, runny noses, sore throats, headaches, body aches, and other symptoms commonly associated with mild upper respiratory illnesses that can benefit from urgent or same-day care.
Sore throats are more common than many realize and are a common reason why patients in the Oxnard and Ventura areas seek out Solar Urgent Care for help. Sore throats due to strep throat or sinus infections can become so uncomfortable to deal with without proper medical attention.
If you are experiencing a sore throat and unsure how to manage it, stop by for a medical evaluation to determine the cause and get proper treatment. Sometimes antibiotics are necessary.
Bronchitis is also a common upper respiratory condition that causes coughing and other cold-like symptoms. Bronchitis often develops after a recent cold or virus that causes inflammation in the airways, particularly the bronchial tubes. Usually, patients with bronchitis cough a lot more than someone with a cold, flu, or even COVID.
The coughing is accompanied by mucus and is often so forceful and frequent that it’s not uncommon to also have chest and rib pain. Bronchitis doesn’t just cause persistent coughing, although that’s a hallmark symptom. Fatigue, body chills, and fever may be present as well. The condition can also be triggered by smoking.
Coronavirus is widely considered a novelty virus because it’s a fairly new infection. Still, the infection is highly contagious and can be lethal for high-risk individuals without timely diagnosis and treatment. Symptoms include fever, coughing, body aches, head pain, fatigue, weakness, loss of sense of smell or taste, brain fog, and so on.
There are preventative measures individuals can take to help protect themselves and loved ones from the condition. However, anyone experiencing any symptoms that seem to get worse or fail to respond to normal cold and flu remedies should head to urgent care. Symptoms, in most cases, resolve within one to two weeks.
The average cold takes five to seven days to clear up. And the flu varies but averages one week. If you or a loved one suddenly develop cold, flu, or COVID-19-like symptoms, head to your nearest Solar Urgent Care for a COVID test and treatment.
COVID cases that are diagnosed within the first few days after symptoms appear may benefit from antiviral medications to help lessen the severity and duration of symptoms. Antiviral treatment is proven to prevent life-threatening complications in high-risk individuals.
Flu (Influenza) is another highly contagious respiratory infection that produces symptoms similar to the common cold, allergies, sinusitis, and COVID. Although flu vaccines are available and highly encouraged, they are most effective against certain influenza strains.
The flu also causes coughing, sneezing, runny nose, fever, fatigue, body aches, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, etc., making self-diagnosis and care difficult. Urgent care offers treatment for the flu to help patients recover quickly and get back on their feet.
Rashes and Mild Skin Irritations
Urgent care offers treatment for skin rashes and irritations that are common with insect bites, plants, allergies, and medical conditions like chicken pox. Urgent care is beneficial when over-the-counter creams and ointments don’t help.
Our medical providers can diagnose the irritation and recommend or provide a prescription to treat the condition and soothe the skin and discomfort. We all provide specialist referrals when further medical evaluation is required and beyond our scope of services.
Sinus infections are, in many cases, more common than the average cold. Over one-third of adults have sinusitis at any given time, and it often shows up after a cold or respiratory illness. Because sinusitis symptoms are similar to many upper respiratory ailments, it’s pretty normal for individuals to use standard cold and flu remedies to manage them.
The problem is sinus infections rarely respond to nonprescription or medical treatment, especially when they are chronic. Because the swelling, congestion, pressure, and pain in the sinuses due to inflammation, blocked sinuses, and congestion can be excruciating and challenging to live with, it’s best to come to urgent care for proper treatment.
UTIs are prevalent and nothing to feel ashamed about. Yet, it’s a condition that many patients find difficult to talk about, let alone seek out treatment for. Urinary tract infections develop when bacteria end up in the urinary tract.
It can become so bad that bacteria involve the bladder. Symptoms don’t always occur, but frequent urination, burning pain during urination, and trouble emptying the bladder are common. Antibiotics are necessary to treat symptoms and eliminate the bacteria. If left untreated, UTIs can spread to the kidneys and cause other medical issues.
Burns and lacerations are not always treatable at home with first aid kits and bandages. Mild burns and cuts should be seen at the urgent care to determine if same-day treatment is suitable or if more serious, emergency medical attention is necessary.
Allergies can be triggered by pollen, mildew, smoke, pet dander, foods, and other triggers. While allergy medications are available at the store to help keep symptoms from flaring, medical care is sometimes necessary.
The cost-effective treatment option for allergies is Solar Urgent Care. After assessing your symptoms, we’ll provide the necessary treatment and get you right out the door, so you can get back to your regular routine in no time. We won’t waste your time or charge you an exorbitant price for treatment either.
Sprains, strains, and broken bones affect everyone of all ages. While it’s possible to nurse light sprains and strains at home with rest, ice, or heat therapy and elevation, broken bones are not so much. Sprains occur when the ligaments are injured, and pain, inflammation, and swelling are present.
Strains impact the muscles and tendons and are more likely to become torn or stretched, causing swelling and pain. Strains are more severe than sprains, but both concerns can affect your ability to move freely and safely.
Sometimes, they can cause so much pain that the affected joint is not able to move or bear weight, or mimic symptoms of a broken or fractured bone. These types of injuries benefit best from a medical evaluation and x-rays to determine the proper diagnosis and treatment.
Solar Urgent Care also offers a wide variety of preventive care services for infants, children, adults, and seniors. These services benefit those who don’t have the time to schedule an appointment with a physician or hospital and are interested in a convenient, low-cost, and timely alternative. Our urgent care preventive services include the following:
- Sports physicals
- COVID tests
- Various health screenings
- Occupational health services, including pre-employment, workers’ comp
- Flu shots
- Drug screens
- DMV physicals
- Lab work
- Specialist referrals
- Seasonal care
- And more
Injuries and illnesses that seem life-threatening require emergency care. For all other types of ailments and injuries, urgent care is more appropriate. If you’re not sure, stop by for an evaluation.
If you have health concerns, injuries, or an illness and can’t wait to see your primary care provider that doesn’t qualify for emergency treatment, rely on the providers at Solar Urgent Care for a same-day evaluation and treatment. We offer high-quality medical care that is fast, reliable, convenient, and affordable.
If you are experiencing any of the injuries or illnesses mentioned above or something else or need a preventive medical service, contact Solar Urgent Care in Oxnard (805) 988-9000 or Ventura (805) 988-9001, California.