Bug Bites: When to See a Doctor

Bug Bite Treatment

Insect bites and spider bites are common ailments that can usually be treated at home. However, some bug bites can become serious. Know when a bug bite can be treated at home and when you should visit urgent care. Bug bites can come from many different insects and arthropods. These include ants, bed bugs, beetles, […]

STD Testing

Reserve Your Time   Should I Get Tested for an STD? If you’re sexually active (or planning to be), it’s always a good idea to get tested. Even if you’re in a monogamous relationship. The better question to ask is, “How often should I get tested?” And deciding whether or not to get tested shouldn’t […]

Can You Go to Urgent Care for a UTI?

Woman with stomach pain

You may be surprised to learn that most cases of urinary tract infection aren’t severe enough to warrant an emergency room visit – but often the pain and discomfort they bring can certainly make it seem like they do. UTIs are among the most common infections in the US, afflicting over 3 million men and […]

Spotting a UTI in Children

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Reserve Your Telehealth Visit Spotting a UTI in Children A urinary tract infection is fairly simple to spot when you’re an adult; the symptoms tend to be painful, such as a burning sensation during urination and pressure in the abdomen or groin. Similarly, it’s easy to communicate those symptoms to your healthcare provider. Identifying a […]

Mononucleosis Diagnosis and Treatment

What is mono (mononucleosis)? Mono, short for mononucleosis, is an infectious disease most commonly caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). It is frequently spread through saliva, which is why it’s often called the “kissing disease.” However, kissing isn’t the only way you can catch the virus, which is carried through bodily fluids. It can be […]