Tuberculosis Testing

Tuberculosis Testing at Physicians Immediate Care

What is Tuberculosis (TB)? Tuberculosis, also known as TB, is an airborne infection caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This infectious disease most commonly affects the lungs, but other parts of the body can become infected as well. In most cases, people carrying tuberculosis bacteria do not have symptoms and are not contagious. When symptoms […]

UTI or STD? How to Tell the Difference

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Frequent, urgent trips to the washroom along with pelvic pain and a burning sensation during urination could mean a urinary tract infection (UTI). However, it could also be a sexually transmitted disease (STD) like chlamydia or gonorrhea. Because UTIs share symptoms with some STDs, many people incorrectly assume they have a UTI when they really […]

Treatment of Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown Toenail Treatment at Physicians Immediate Care

An ingrown toenail occurs when one or both sides of your toenail grow into the skin beneath it. This common condition is typically painful and can lead to infection if not treated right away. Reserve Your Time What causes ingrown toenails? There are several reasons that ingrown toenails occur. One of the most common causes […]

Mononucleosis Diagnosis and Treatment

Mono Treatment at Physicians Immediate Care

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 […]

Can You Go to Urgent Care for a UTI?

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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 […]

STD Testing

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 […]

Spotting a UTI in Children

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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 urinary tract infection — […]