Common infections include the following:
Ear infections are the most common cause of childhood visits to a physician’s office. An estimated 16 million office visits per year are attributed to middle ear infections. Symptoms include ear discomfort, headache, loss of appetite, irritability and crying, difficulty sleeping, loss of balance, difficulty hearing, or fever. Without proper treatment, ear infections can cause permanent hearing loss and even deafness.
Urinary Tract Infections
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common type of infection and account an estimated 6 million office visits every year. Women are more prone to UTIs than men. UTIs usually occur when bacteria from the digestive tract enter the urethra and cause an ascending infection. If not treated, it can progress to pyelonephritis, a potentially life-threatening infection of the kidneys. Symptoms of a UTI may vary, but most people experience a frequent urge to urinate, pain with urination, burning, pressure above the pubic bone, and cloudy or bloody urine.
Yeast infections are caused by Candida, a type of fungus found in the body in small amounts. Overgrowth can result in uncomfortable infections which appear as a growth of thick white patches. Yeast infections can be found on the skin, throat, mouth, genitals, and even in your blood.
Sinusitis is characterized by inflammation of the lining of the paranasal sinuses. Sinusitis can be caused by severe allergies, or an infection. Most commonly, a sinus infection is caused by a virus such as rhinovirus. Other times it can be caused by bacteria. Symptoms include pain over the cheek, face, and frontal teeth, tenderness and pressure in the face, post nasal drip, purulent nasal drainage, fevers, and chills
Tonsillitis and Strep Throat
Tonsillitis is inflammation or the pharyngeal tonsils, often caused by the bacteria Streptococcus pyogenes. It causes, fevers, pain, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, difficulty breathing, and in severe cases, an abscess in the tonsils called peritonsillar abscess. If not treated, Strep throat can cause severe complications.
An abscess is a collection of infected, purulent fluid in a confined tissue space, most commonly caused by a bacterial infection. In many cases, abscesses require surgical draining and antibiotics.
At Urgentology Care, we perform in-house lab procedures to properly diagnose and treat these types of infections. Our compassionate and friendly physicians and medical staff will be happy to assist you with all your urgent care needs. Our clinic is open every day at convenient times so please visit Urgentology Care so we can get you checked in a short time and get you back to things that matter.
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