Hand Sprain vs. Fracture: Here’s What You Should Know

Whether it’s a slip on a freshly cleaned floor, a work slip up, or a hard fall on the basketball court, hand injuries are common accidents that occur daily. In fact, thousands of people visit their local urgent care center or emergency room each year with hand-related problems, most thinking they’ve broken their hand. Regardless … Continued

Strep Throat Symptoms: Everything You Need to Know 

Strep throat is one of the most common throat-related diagnoses among children between 5 and 10 years old. In fact, up to 20% of school-aged children may carry the virus without knowing it or showing symptoms. Even with no symptoms, the virus can spread from one person to another through tiny respiratory droplets present in … Continued

Does My Cut Require a Trip to Urgent Care?

Accidents happen all the time. From a paper cut or skinned knee to the slip of a kitchen knife while chopping vegetables, almost everyone experiences a cut at some point in their lifetime. Most cuts are minimal, and some are so small and superficial that they barely bleed. Although most cuts can be treated at … Continued

Four Ways to Treat Muscle Strain

Muscle strains can hit any one of us. From kids to adults and athletes to the elderly, muscle strains don’t discriminate. They are caused by various reasons but most often due to an accident or muscle overuse. Ranging from minor to severe, muscle strains can instantly disrupt our day and stop us, quite literally, right … Continued

How to Tell When a Cut is Infected

Cuts and scrapes are common for most of us, especially children. Although typically not considered harmful or alarming, every time we get a cut, it opens us up to the possibility of developing an infection in our bodies that can lead to further complications if left untreated. If you have a cut that you believe … Continued

Where to get a Strep Test?

Strep throat is a common illness that affects people of all ages. It is most prevalent in children and teens between 5 and 15 years old. Close contact and interaction, such as sharing drinks or utensils, talking, sneezing, and coughing, are the fastest way this bacterial infection can spread from person to person. If you … Continued

Does Urgent Care Do Pregnancy Tests?

In most cases, home pregnancy tests are accurate, but if you are looking for a little bit of extra reassurance or confirmation, Emerald Coast Urgent Care is happy to provide you with a pregnancy test to confirm your results. Along with administering and confirming your pregnancy test, our expert team can advise you on the … Continued

What Does a Fever Mean?

A fever is a temporary increase in your internal body temperature and is a common side effect of certain illnesses, like the flu. When a person has a fever, it means their body is trying to heal itself. It usually isn’t a cause for concern in adults unless it reaches 103 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. … Continued