Urgent Care for General Illness

Feelings of general illness could mean a virus or a more serious condition. Even minor medical conditions can cause discomfort and interrupt your daily life. If you experience a severe headache, symptoms of dehydration, nausea and vomiting, or other symptoms, it is important to get the right treatment. Make an appointment with one of our physicians to get the medical care you need in a clean, professional environment.

Dizziness

The term “dizziness” is used to describe several different feelings. If you experience dizziness, make sure you report any additional symptoms so one of our physicians can determine the cause. In some people, dizziness causes a feeling of faintness or the sensation of vertigo. Other people feel like they are going to lose their balance. Make note of how long your episodes last, as this can help pinpoint the cause of your dizziness.

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Structures in your inner ear help you maintain your balance. When there is a change in the activity in these structures, you can experience vertigo. Severe cases of vertigo lead to loss of balance, vomiting, and nausea. In many cases, vertigo is temporary, but it is important to see a doctor and find out what is causing the problem. This symptom can be caused by a certain type of migraine, a buildup of fluid in the inner ear, or inflammation of the inner ear. If your dizziness causes a feeling of faintness, it can be caused by a sudden drop in blood pressure. A loss of balance can be caused by muscle problems, inner ear problems, joint problems, neurological conditions, or the use of certain medications.

Nausea and Vomiting

If you’ve ever had an uneasy feeling in your stomach, you’ve probably experienced nausea. This feeling is coupled with the urge to vomit. These symptoms are present in a number of different conditions, from migraine headaches to the morning sickness associated with pregnancy. Nausea and vomiting can also occur with food poisoning, infections, motion sickness, or use of some medications. If you have been vomiting for more than one day, you should seek medical care. It is especially important to get medical attention if you have blood in your vomit, nausea and vomiting are accompanied by a stiff neck or headache, or you have any other signs of dehydration.

Dehydration

Your body needs a certain amount of fluids to function properly. When you lose more fluid than you take in, you can become dehydrated. Excessive sweating, vomiting, diarrhea are just a few of the causes of dehydration. Not drinking enough is also a potential cause of dehydration, especially if you are exercising vigorously or working in hot weather. Severe dehydration requires immediate medical treatment to prevent complications. Physicians Now is the only urgent care center in the area that administers I.V. fluids, so we are a convenient alternative to the emergency room. The symptoms of dehydration include thirst, dry mouth, sleepiness, dry skin, dizziness, confusion, lack of sweating, sunken eyes, and lack of urination.

Headaches

A bad headache can make it difficult to concentrate and affect your ability to work or go to school. If you have a persistent headache, schedule an appointment to discuss your symptoms with a doctor. One of our compassionate physicians can help you determine the cause of your headache, which will make it easier to find the right treatment to relieve pain and other symptoms. A headache may also be a symptom of insect bites and stings, which your doctor will need to know to be able to treat you effectively.

Bacterial Infections

Identifying bacterial infections early can prevent them from getting worse and causing serious complications. At Physicians Now, we treat bacterial infections of the skin as well as respiratory infections, sinus infections, bladder infections, and sexually transmitted infections. The signs and symptoms of bacterial skin infections include pain, redness, and swelling at the infection site. Some of the most common skin infections include folliculitis, cellulitis, and impetigo.

If one of these problems is affecting your daily life and causing feelings of general illness, there’s no need to suffer in silence. Find emergency rooms near me and schedule an appointment at Physicians Now to get care from friendly, compassionate professionals.