The most common illnesses are usually non-life-threatening and can be treated at urgent medical clinics. Illnesses and injuries are among the most commonly treated medical conditions in these walk-in clinics. Below are just some of the most common acute medical conditions and how they are treated in urgent care.
Cold and Flu
Some of the most common include over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen or acetaminophen to help with fever and pain relief, decongestants to help clear congestion, and antihistamines to relieve runny nose and sneezing. There are also prescription antiviral medications that can be used to treat more severe cases of cold or flu.
Doctors typically treat bronchitis with antibiotics, if the cause is bacterial. If the cause is viral, the body may fight it on its own. In either case, supportive measures such as rest, fluids, and fever control can help alleviate symptoms.
Antihistamines are medications that help with controlling an allergic reaction and prevent it from getting worse. Skin allergies typically require topical ointments to reduce inflammation.
Doctors typically treat second-degree burns by cleaning the wound, applying a sterile dressing, and giving the patient pain medication. If the burn is large or covers a sensitive area of the body, the doctor may also prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection.
Doctors treat cuts by cleaning the wound, applying a bandage, and giving the patient a tetanus shot, if necessary.
If you have an ear infection, your doctor will likely prescribe antibiotics to help clear the infection. In some cases, they may also recommend pain relief medication or decongestants to ease symptoms.
Medical doctors will treat diarrhea by giving the person fluids and electrolytes to help prevent dehydration.
Most fractures require urgent medical attention, as they can be very painful and may cause long-term damage if not treated properly. Doctors will typically immobilize the affected area with a splint or cast to allow for proper healing. In some cases, surgery may be required to insert pins or plates to hold the bone in place while it heals.
If you have a sinus infection, your doctor will likely prescribe antibiotics. Antibiotics are effective in treating sinus infections caused by bacteria. However, they are not effective against viral infections, so the doctor may provide decongestants, nasal steroids, and nasal saline washes to simply reduce symptoms.
Urinary Tract Infection
Urinary tract infections are treated with antibiotics. The type of antibiotic used depends on the severity of the infection and the patient’s individual health situation.
Wounds, Scrapes, and Scratches
Doctors typically treat wounds, scrapes, and scratches by cleaning the affected area and applying a bandage. Antibiotics may be applied to prevent an infection. In more serious cases, stitches may be required to close the wound.
Urgent Illness and Injury Treatment in Rochester, NY
The urgent care providers at Cornerstone Urgent Care Clinic can diagnose and treat a wide range of non-life-threatening acute medical conditions, as well as provide chronic disease management. From illnesses to injuries and diseases, we have the training, experience, and tools needed to give you comprehensive care.
Since we are a walk-in clinic, there is no need to make an appointment, but you can let us know you are on your way to our clinic. Our urgent clinic is located at 2968 Chili Ave. For any questions, call (585) 207-0088. Our friendly staff is more than happy to provide you with assistance.