Urgent Care Conditions Treated
Our Urgent Care team is dedicated to providing quality and prompt care when you need treatment for non-emergent conditions, including:
Our urgent care center can treat mild allergic reactions. Allergic reactions can be triggered by insect bites and stings, dust mites, pollen or food. A good way to avoid common insect bites while enjoying the outdoors is by using insect repellant.
Common allergic reactions to watch out for include:
- Itchy red skin
- Irritated throat
- Wheezing or breathlessness
- Swollen eyes, mouth or throat
- Skin rash
If you notice these reactions, seek immediate medical attention.
Minor Lacerations or Cuts
Urgent care center physicians can diagnose and treat minor cuts, lacerations or wounds so that it does not become infected. Wound infection is one of the largest risks for minor traumatic wounds and open wounds. A major sign of infection is when the wound gets worse instead of better. If you notice pain, redness and swelling, it may be time to see a doctor.
Urgent care center physicians can treat simple bone fractures, sprains and stress fractures. Our team can help you determine the severity of minor broken bones, simple or stress fractures, and recommend higher care if necessary.
Broken bones need more immediate emergency care at an ER.
Sprains and Strains
A sprain is a stretched or torn ligament while a strain is a stretched or torn muscle or tendon.
Sprains and strains may be caused by repetitive activities or by a single event. Common sprains include the ankle and wrist. Common strains include the back and hamstring. An X-ray can differentiate between the two.
The diagnosis of a sprain or strain usually can be made after the healthcare professional takes a history of the injury and performs a physical examination. Depending upon the situation, X-rays, CAT scan or an MRI may be needed to help make or confirm the diagnosis.
RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation) is the key to treatment.
Most sprains and strains resolve with time, but occasionally other treatment, such as physical therapy and surgery, may be required. Anti-inflammatory medications can help reduce pain and inflammation.
Our team of physicians are qualified in treating and diagnosing a wide range of infections. The most common infections include:
- Ear infections. Can be caused by both bacteria and viruses. Common symptoms of an ear infection are earaches, fever and trouble sleeping.
- Skin infections. Can be caused by different kinds of germs including bacteria, viruses and fungi. Skin infections occur most commonly through a break, cut, or wound on your skin. Common symptoms for skin infections include rashes, swelling, redness, pain, pus, and itching.
- Eye infections. Can be caused by bacteria, viruses and fungi. Common symptoms for eye infections include redness in the eye, light sensitivity and itchy, watery eyes.
- Strep throat. Caused by the bacteria streptococcus pyogenes. Common symptoms include sore throat, trouble swallowing, fever and swollen tonsils.
Manatee Urgent Care is equipped to treat first degree types of burns. First degree burns are the least serious of the three types. First degree burns are characterized by minimal damage only to the outer layer of skin.
Cold or Flu Symptoms
Cold and flu symptoms are typically caused by viral infections. Unlike bacterial infections, colds and the flu cannot be treated with antibiotics.
Avoid flu infections with a flu vaccine. Flu vaccinations and other immunizations are available at Manatee Urgent Care.
Cold and flu symptoms are very similar. Both cause a sore throat, cough and nose congestion. One distinguishing symptom is a fever. Flus commonly cause fevers while it’s rare in a cold.
Most cold and flus run their course on their own and don’t need much treatment. Nevertheless, Manatee Urgent Care physicians can help treat symptoms and recommend measures that soothe a sore throat, cough and congestion. They can also monitor for a serious case of infection.
Urinary tract infections, commonly known as UTIs, are bacterial infections that enter the urethra and affect the urinary system.
Common symptoms of a UTI include:
- Pain or burning while urinating
- Frequent urination
- Feeling the urge to urinate despite having an empty bladder
- Bloody urine
Manatee Urgent Care physicians can help treat UTIs with prescribed antibiotics.
Urgent Care Services
Whether you need prompt care for a minor illness or injury or need a physical, the Urgent Care team is dedicated to your care. Some procedures offered include:
- EKG testing
- School physicals
- Sports physicals
- Minor surgery
- X-rays (on premises)
- Lab analysis
- Occupational health services
- Flu shots