Urgent Care for Minor Injuries
Even minor injuries need the right medical treatment to speed healing and prevent complications. At Physicians Now, we provide a fast, affordable alternative to waiting for hours to be seen in a traditional emergency room. Whether you have a minor burn, scrape, animal bite, or other type of injury, you’ll be treated with respect and compassion.
Foreign Body Removal
If you sustained an injury while working with tools or lawn equipment, you should have it examined to be sure no foreign bodies have become embedded in the skin. Splinters, shards of glass, and pieces of metal are just a few of the materials that can become embedded in skin wounds. It is easier to remove a foreign body while the wound is still fresh, so visit Physicians Now as soon as possible.
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Depending on the severity of the wound, you may also need an antibiotic to prevent infection.
Cuts and Scrapes
Some cuts and scrapes are deep enough to require professional medical care. Gaping wounds, lacerations and wounds with jagged edges may require stitches, so make sure you visit our urgent care clinic as soon as possible following your injury. Cuts, scrapes, or lacerations may also require bandages or other dressings to protect them from bacteria and other contaminants. Getting treatment early can help prevent infections and make the healing process a lot easier. We also provide tetanus shots to prevent lockjaw, which is caused by bacterial organisms found in soil, water, dust, and other substances.
Animal bites can lead to infection and other complications, so immediate treatment is essential. Dogs, cats, raccoons, and bats are just a few of the animals that can bite people and cause infections. Cat bites are not as common as dog bites, but their long, sharp teeth can penetrate the skin more than dog teeth. Seek treatment for any bite that breaks the skin, especially if it is on the hands or fingers. If you have diabetes, a weakened immune system, or peripheral artery disease, it is especially important to seek treatment. These conditions increase the risk of infection for anyone bitten by an animal.
We also treat minor burns to prevent them from becoming infected or causing other problems later on. A first-degree burn only affects the top layer of the skin, but it is still important to get the right medical care. This type of burn causes the skin to turn red, and the burn site may also swell. Second-degree burns extend deeper into the skin, causing a blister to form at the burn site. It is especially important to seek medical care for a burn if it is larger than two inches or if it was caused by chemicals, fire, or electrical wires. At Physicians Now, one of our skilled physicians can clean minor burns, apply needed medications, and protect burn sites with sterile dressings. You may also need a tetanus booster if you have not had a tetanus shot within the past five years.
At Physicians Now, you are more than just a face in a waiting room. When you visit our urgent care clinic, one of our compassionate medical professionals will examine your injury and provide the appropriate treatment. If you need medical attention for one of these minor injuries, visit our clinic for fast, convenient care.