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  • UTI Treatment | Local MD | Pediatric Urgent Care

    Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Management Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Management Reserve Your Time Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can cause discomfort and inconvenience for both children and adults. At Local MD Urgent Care, we understand the importance of prompt diagnosis and treatment for UTIs. We offer rapid testing to accurately diagnose UTIs in both children and adults, allowing for timely management and relief of symptoms. Reserve Your Time Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Recognizing the symptoms of a UTI is essential for timely diagnosis and treatment. Common signs include: Pain or burning sensation during urination (dysuria) Frequent urination Urgency to urinate Cloudy or strong-smelling urine Blood in the urine (hematuria) Pelvic pain or discomfort, particularly in the lower abdomen or back Fever or chills, in some cases Causes of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) UTIs are typically caused by bacteria, most commonly Escherichia coli (E. coli), which can enter the urinary tract through the urethra and multiply in the bladder. Factors that increase the risk of UTIs include: Female anatomy, which allows for easier entry of bacteria into the urinary tract Sexual activity, which can introduce bacteria into the urethra Urinary tract abnormalities or blockages Weakened immune system Catheter use Diabetes or other underlying medical conditions Management of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Treatment for UTIs typically involves antibiotics to eliminate the bacterial infection and relieve symptoms. Common approaches may include: Antibiotics: Oral antibiotics are commonly prescribed for uncomplicated UTIs, while more severe or recurrent infections may require intravenous (IV) antibiotics. The choice of antibiotic depends on the type of bacteria causing the infection and any underlying medical conditions. Pain relief: Over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen can help alleviate discomfort and reduce fever associated with UTIs. Increased fluid intake: Drinking plenty of water helps flush bacteria out of the urinary tract and promotes healing. Avoiding irritants: Avoiding irritants such as caffeine, alcohol, and spicy foods can help reduce discomfort during UTI treatment. Why Local MD Urgent Care for Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Management When you or your child is experiencing symptoms of a UTI, seeking prompt diagnosis and treatment is essential for relief and prevention of complications. Here's why families trust Local MD Urgent Care for UTI management: Rapid Testing: We offer rapid testing to diagnose UTIs in both children and adults, allowing for quick and accurate diagnosis. Our on-site testing capabilities enable us to provide timely results and initiate treatment promptly if necessary. Expert Evaluation: Our team specializes in evaluating and managing UTIs, with expertise in identifying the underlying cause of symptoms and recommending appropriate treatment options. We conduct thorough assessments to ensure accurate diagnosis and effective management. Comprehensive Care: Whether it's prescribing antibiotics, providing pain relief, or offering guidance on self-care measures, we offer comprehensive care for UTIs tailored to your specific needs. Our goal is to alleviate symptoms and promote a speedy recovery. Convenient Service: With multiple locations and walk-in appointments available, Local MD Urgent Care offers convenient access to quality healthcare services close to home. Whether you need UTI management during regular office hours or after hours, we're here to help. Family-Friendly Environment: We understand the discomfort and inconvenience that UTIs can cause, especially for children and families. Our team provides compassionate and supportive care in a family-friendly environment, ensuring that you and your loved ones feel comfortable and cared for throughout your visit.

  • Sports Team Physicals | Local MD Urgent Care

    Sports Physicals Sports Physicals Reserve Your Time We know how busy the start of a sports season can be for you and your child, and that’s why our team of medical professionals offers local, efficient, and reliable sports physicals!! At Local MD Urgent Care, we keep school, sports, and camp physicals easy and stress-free so you don’t have to worry. At just $30, getting one more thing checked off your to-do list has never been easier. Walk-ins are always welcome, or you can schedule an appointment in your busy schedule - either way, we can’t wait to help you and your child get ready for this exciting time! Reserve Your Time About Sports Physicals Sports physicals are largely required by athletic leagues and schools to raise awareness of any issues that may interfere with your child’s ability to participate in a sport. Local MD Urgent Care can identify any areas that could be a cause for concern and will suggest tips and exercises to avoid any future problems. Sports Physical Process During a sports physical, our medical professionals will check your athlete’s vitals, joints, and flexibility. We will also perform a fitness assessment to examine your child’s heart, lungs, abdomen, ears, nose, and throat along with their cardiovascular system. Lastly, we will also do a brief vision exam to ensure that your child has not developed the need for corrective lenses or glasses before participating in a sport.

  • Medical Assistant | Local MD Urgent Care

    Medical Assistant Apply Now Local MD Urgent Care is a rapidly growing, locally owned Urgent Care group. We currently have 4 locations across the Chicagoland area with additional locations opening soon. We are looking for experienced Nurse Practitioners who put patient care at the forefront, are great communicators, value teamwork and are looking to grow their career with the right team. The Medical Assistant will work within their scope of license to provide great patient and provider assistance. This position is responsible for patient charting within the scope of license, phlebotomy, patient registration, patient support, insurance verification, collecting co-payment and lab processes. Striving for excellence in customer service, teamwork, clinical and communication skills are essential for Local MD Urgent Care Medical Assistants. This position requires a working knowledge of and adherence to Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations. Job Duties: Triage patients according to Local MD Urgent Care Clinical policy, including but not limited, to taking vitals, updating patient demographic or insurance information, and providing written documentation to enable clear communication with Providers regarding patient issues. Perform clinic procedures/duties according to Local MD Urgent Care’s policies and procedures. Assist Providers with procedures. Accurately document patient information in the patient’s electronic medical record. Complete patient charting within the scope of license. Administer medications as directed by Provider Obtain blood and other lab samples/specimens, as directed by Provider. Process lab samples as ordered, per Local MD Urgent Care Clinical Policies/Procedures and external lab procedures to ensure accuracy of results. Accompany patients to triage or exam/procedure room. Assist patients as needed with walking, transfers, dressing, collecting specimens, preparing for exam, etc. Accurately document patient information, taking vitals, performing screenings per provider guidelines. Confirming patient insurance and collecting co-payments as needed Welcoming patients into the clinic as well as any patient support needed during visit. Relay instructions to patients/families. May provide more individualized patient/family education and supportive counseling as needed. Send/receive patient medical records in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other state and federal regulations. Comply with requirements of appropriate regulatory agencies (i.e., OSHA, CLIA, IL Department of Health). Maintain strict confidentiality related to medical records and other data. Prepare and managing of electronic medical records to ensure information completed and documented appropriately. Prepare patient rooms, set up instruments and equipment according to Local MD Urgent Care protocol. Clean/disinfect exam/procedure rooms, instruments, and equipment between patient visits to maintain infection control. Clean/disinfect back-office areas according to scheduled maintenance program and document in appropriate records. Assist in inventory and stocking processes for facility. Manage inventory of supplies; restocking exam/procedure rooms. Sanitize laboratory bathrooms after each patient use . Call patients with lab results. Clean/restock examination rooms to prepare for each patient. Sanitize back-office surfaces with high patient contact. Assists front office registration at start of patient encounter, including collecting insurance information and additional payment information from patient during their visit as necessary Attend Medical Assistant meetings and all required staff meetings. Other duties as assigned. ​ Organizational Expectations: Upholds a positive, professional, service-oriented work environment for staff and patients, by supporting the Local MD Urgent Care Mission and Core Values. Provides positive and courteous customer service to all Local MD Urgent Care patients, vendors, and coworkers. Build positive and professional rapport with patients thru timely, empathetic, respectful, and thorough interactions. Understand and maintain strict patient and employee confidentiality in compliance with Local MD Urgent Care Policies and HIPAA guidelines. Must be able to work collaboratively with all Local MD staff. Maintains understanding of and abide by Local MD Urgent Care standards Administrative Policies and Procedures Maintain working knowledge of office and medical services, clinical policies/procedures and in the use of all relevant office equipment and medical devices/equipment (AD machine and EKG), computers, and EMR systems. Serves as a role model by demonstrating exceptional ability, effective communication, and critical thinking skills along with a willingness to take on new and additional responsibilities. Embraces current ideas and respects cultural differences. Uses resources efficiently. Responsible for own ongoing professional development by maintaining appropriate licensure/certification, continuing education requirements, participates in available learning opportunities. ​ Education & Experience: Medical Assis tant (MA) licensed in the state of Illinois, college education as per licensing requirements, high school diploma, or equivalent. Minimum one (1) year experience as a MA in an outpatient medical clinic, medical office, or hospital setting required. Must possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills, a strong understanding of ethical behavior and confidentiality, and advanced critical thinking and organizational abilities. Thrive in an ever evolving and demanding environment ​ Physical Requirements and Work Environment: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job in a clinical setting. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Ability to operate office and medical equipment standard in a clinical medical environment. Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time in addition to walking, quick turns, bending and bending to lift, lift above shoulder height, push, pull and assist patients from flat to sit and sit to stand. Ability to bend and lift up to fifty (50) pounds. Daily exposure to mild to moderate sanitizing chemicals expected. Hearing and vision required. ​ EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabilities Job Types: Full-time, Part-time Salary: $20.00 - $23.00 per hour based on experience Medical Specialties: Primary Care Urgent Care ​ Schedule: 12 Hour Shift 8 hour shift Day shift ​ Work setting: Clinic ​ Experience: Medication administration: 1 year (Required) Customer service: 1 year (Required) Vital signs: 1 year (Required) License/Certification: Certified Medical Assistant (Required) Work Location: Skokie, Pullman, Homewood or Naperville Expected hours: 45 per week Benefits: Dental insurance Free parking Health insurance On-the-job training Opportunities for advancement Paid time off Paid training Professional development assistance Relocation assistance Travel reimbursement Vision insurance ​ Experience: EMR systems: 1 year (Preferred) Vital signs: 1 year (Preferred) MA experience : 2 years ( required) ​ License/Certification: BLS Certification (Preferred) Certified Medical Assistant (Preferred) Come Work With Us! 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  • Quick Treatment for Abdominal Pain | Local MD

    Abdominal Pain Reserve Your Time Our expert team of medical professionals at Local MD Urgent Care can help you and your loved ones with abdominal pain. Schedule an appointment with us below, or walk-in to any of our locations the same day to be treated by our team! While some people equate abdominal pain with stomach aches or cramps, there are many other areas and potential issues within your abdomen! With so many muscles, organs, and your digestive system, there could be many causes, some much more serious than others, for experiencing abdominal pain. Reserve Your Time Abdominal Pain Symptoms Abdominal pain can have many causes, which we will get into, but many of the presenting symptoms are similar since they are focused in one area of your body. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may be experiencing abdominal issues of some sort: Fever or Chills Severe Abdominal Pain Bloody Stools Persistent Nausea or Vomiting Weight Loss Yellowing Skin Abdominal Swelling Severe Abdominal Tenderness Abdominal Pain Causes With so many organs, muscles, and tracts in your abdominal area, pain can be caused by a wide spectrum of things, which is why it’s essential to see a medical professional when suffering from the symptoms above. Many of the below illnesses vary by severity, but please schedule an appointment with us if you suspect you are suffering from any: Endometriosis Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Appendicitis Food Poisoning Acid Reflux Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) Many, many more Abdominal Pain Treatments Since there are so many different potential ailments with your abdominal area, there are no blanket treatments for all kinds of abdominal pain. The best thing you can do is come in to a local urgent care location and speak with our team about potential treatments! Preventing Abdominal Pain Abdominal pain can disrupt daily life and signal underlying health issues. Take proactive measures to prevent discomfort with these simple strategies: Healthy Eating Habits : Opt for a balanced diet rich in fiber, fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins to promote optimal digestion and prevent gastrointestinal issues. Stay Hydrated : Adequate hydration supports digestion and helps prevent constipation, a common cause of abdominal discomfort. Maintain a Healthy Weight : Excess weight can strain abdominal muscles and lead to discomfort. Maintain a healthy weight through regular exercise and portion control. Manage Stress : Practice stress-reduction techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, or yoga to alleviate tension in the abdominal area. Practice Good Hygiene : Wash hands regularly, especially before eating, to prevent infections that can cause abdominal pain. Exercise Regularly : Stay active to promote digestion, maintain a healthy weight, and reduce stress levels. Limit Alcohol and Caffeine : Excessive alcohol and caffeine consumption can irritate the digestive system. Moderation is key. Quit Smoking : Smoking can contribute to abdominal pain by irritating the stomach lining. Quitting smoking can improve overall digestive health. Get Regular Check-ups : Routine medical check-ups can help detect underlying health issues early, preventing abdominal pain. Listen to Your Body : Pay attention to any unusual symptoms and seek medical attention if abdominal pain persists or worsens.

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    Accepted Insurances Medicaid We accept Medicaid Bring your Medicaid insurance information for the following services: Injuries Illnesses Lab Testing X-Rays & Diagnostics Chronic Health Management Pediatric Care and much more!

  • Copy of Medical Authorization Form | Local MD Urgent Care

    Medical Authorization Form Does your business have an established account with Local MD Urgent Care? Download our Medical Authorization form below and then upload the file and click "Submit ​ If you do not have an account with us, email before completing the form. Choose Your Location Choose an option Patient Information Patient's Name Date Employer Name Account Number Phone Number Authorized By Authorization Expires Work-Related Injuries Work Injury Treatment Consult to Determine Compensability Body Part Evaluations / Examinations Pre-Placement Exam / Post-Offer Exam Job Title (Optional) School Bus Driver Annual New Hire DOT Exam New Certification Recertification Drug & Alcohol Testing NON-NIDA* / NON-DOT** Drug Testing Pre-Employment Random Follow-Up Reasonable Suspicion Return to Duty Post-Accident Hair Follicle Drug Rapid Other Alcohol Testing Pre-Employment Random Follow-Up Reasonable Suspicion Return to Duty Post-Accident Other If Other: If Other: NIDA* / DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Drug Testing Pre-Employment Random Follow-Up Reasonable Suspicion Return to Duty Post-Accident Other Alcohol Testing Pre-Employment Random Follow-Up Reasonable Suspicion Return to Duty Post-Accident If Other: *National Institute on Drug Abuse **Department of Transportation Other Services Audiogram Quantiferon Gold Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Test Submit Thanks for submitting!

  • Mild Burn Care for Kids | Local MD Urgent Care

    Mild Burn Care Mild Burn Care Reserve Your Time Dealing with a burn, no matter how minor, requires prompt and appropriate care to prevent infection and promote healing. At Local MD Urgent Care, we specialize in providing comprehensive care for mild burns. Our experienced team can treat minor burns, provide pain relief, clean wounds, and change dressings, ensuring optimal recovery and comfort for our patients. Reserve Your Time Symptoms of Mild Burns Identifying the symptoms associated with mild burns is essential for timely management. Common signs include: Redness or discoloration of the skin Pain or discomfort at the site of the burn Swelling or inflammation Blistering or peeling of the skin Mild to moderate tenderness or sensitivity to touch Causes of Burns Burns can result from various sources, including: Thermal burns: Caused by direct contact with heat sources such as flames, hot liquids, steam, or hot objects. Chemical burns: Caused by exposure to corrosive chemicals such as acids, alkalis, or solvents. Electrical burns: Caused by contact with electrical currents or high-voltage sources, resulting in tissue damage and injury. Sunburns: Caused by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or tanning beds, leading to skin inflammation and damage. Management of Mild Burns Treatment for mild burns focuses on relieving symptoms, preventing infection, and promoting healing. Common approaches may include: Pain relief: Administering over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen to alleviate discomfort associated with the burn. Wound cleaning: Gently cleaning the burn with mild soap and water to remove debris and reduce the risk of infection. Dressing changes: Applying clean, non-adherent dressings to the burn to protect the wound and promote healing. Topical treatments: Applying antibiotic ointments or creams to the burn to prevent infection and facilitate healing. Follow-up care: Monitoring the burn for signs of infection or complications and seeking medical attention if necessary. When to Seek Emergency Care While Local MD Urgent Care can provide treatment for mild burns, it's important to seek emergency care for severe burns. Call 911 or transport immediately to your local emergency room if the burn: Covers a large area of the body Is deep or involves underlying tissues Causes white or charred skin Is accompanied by difficulty breathing, chest pain, or other symptoms of systemic injury

  • Pediatric Injury Care | Local MD Urgent Care

    Injury Care Injury Care Reserve Your Time Injuries are a part of life, especially for active children. Local MD Urgent Care understands the importance of prompt and effective treatment for minor injuries such as sprains, strains, cuts, and bruises. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing comprehensive injury care, including wound care, splinting, and pain management, ensuring a speedy recovery and return to normal activities. Reserve Your Time Symptoms of Injuries Identifying the symptoms associated with common injuries is crucial for timely diagnosis and treatment. Common signs include: Pain or tenderness at the site of injury Swelling or inflammation Limited range of motion Bruising or discoloration Open wounds or lacerations Difficulty bearing weight or using the injured limb Deformity or misalignment, in some cases Types of Injuries Treated Local MD Urgent Care treats a wide range of minor injuries, including but not limited to: Sprains and strains: Injuries to ligaments, muscles, or tendons, often caused by overstretching or sudden movements. Cuts and lacerations: Skin wounds caused by sharp objects or trauma, which may require cleaning, closure, or suturing. Bruises and contusions: Minor injuries resulting from blunt force trauma, causing discoloration and tenderness. Minor fractures or dislocations: Small breaks or misalignments in bones or joints, which may require splinting or immobilization. Management of Injuries Treatment for minor injuries focuses on relieving symptoms, promoting healing, and preventing complications. Common approaches may include: Wound care: Cleaning and dressing of cuts, lacerations, or abrasions to prevent infection and promote healing. Splinting or immobilization: Applying splints or braces to stabilize injured limbs or joints and prevent further damage. Pain management: Administering over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers to alleviate discomfort and improve mobility. RICE therapy: Rest, ice, compression, and elevation to reduce swelling, alleviate pain, and promote healing in cases of sprains or strains. Why Local MD Urgent Care for Injury Care When you or your child experiences a minor injury, seeking prompt evaluation and treatment is essential for optimal outcomes. Here's why families trust Local MD Urgent Care for injury care: Expert Evaluation: Our experienced team specializes in assessing and treating a wide range of minor injuries, with expertise in identifying the extent of the injury and recommending appropriate treatment options. Comprehensive Care: Whether it's wound care, splinting, or pain management, we offer comprehensive injury care tailored to your specific needs. Our goal is to alleviate symptoms, promote healing, and prevent complications, ensuring your comfort and well-being. Convenient Service: With multiple locations and walk-in appointments available, Local MD Urgent Care offers convenient access to quality healthcare services close to home. Whether you need injury care during regular office hours or after hours, we're here to help. Prompt Treatment: We understand the urgency of minor injuries and strive to provide prompt evaluation and treatment to minimize pain and facilitate recovery. Family-Friendly Environment: We understand the stress and concern that come with injuries, especially for children and families. Our team provides compassionate and supportive care in a family-friendly environment, ensuring that you and your loved ones feel comfortable and cared for throughout your visit.

  • Pay Your Bill | Local MD Urgent Care

    Pay Your Bill We are excited to be offering a new state-of-the-art billing and patient system. Due to this update, you will need to check the billing date and click the link below that applies to the date of service. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to continuing to be your local care partner. Payment For Services by OnDmed or Before 09/26/2023 If you are trying to pay a bill for services rendered on or before September 26th, 2023, please click the button below. Pay Online Payment For Services After 09/27/2023 If you are trying to pay a bill for services rendered on or after September 27th, 2023, please click the button below. Pay Online If have any questions regarding your billing please call us at 630-481-7326, 8am - 5pm central time Monday -Friday.

  • HFM Treatment for Children | Local MD Urgent Care

    Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Reserve Your Time Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFMD) is a highly contagious viral infection that commonly affects infants and young children. At Local MD Urgent Care, our medical providers specialize in evaluating and managing common childhood illnesses like HFMD. We offer comprehensive care, including supportive treatments, pain relief options, and valuable guidance for parents navigating their child's illness. Reserve Your Time Symptoms of Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease Identifying the symptoms of Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease is essential for prompt diagnosis and treatment. Common signs include: Fever Sore throat Painful sores or blisters in the mouth, on the palms of hands, and soles of feet Irritability or general discomfort Loss of appetite Rash on the buttocks, hands, and feet Causes of Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease is caused by several strains of the Enterovirus family, most commonly Coxsackievirus. It spreads through close personal contact, as well as through respiratory droplets and contact with contaminated surfaces. Factors such as poor hygiene and crowded environments can increase the risk of transmission. Treatments for Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease While there is no specific cure for Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease, supportive care can help alleviate symptoms and promote recovery. Treatment options may include: Over-the-counter pain relief medication, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, to reduce fever and relieve discomfort Topical creams or ointments to soothe painful mouth sores and skin rashes Plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration, especially if the child is reluctant to eat or drink due to mouth pain Rest and isolation to prevent the spread of the virus to others and allow the body to recover Why Local MD Urgent Care for Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease When your child is diagnosed with Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease, seeking timely and expert care is essential for their comfort and recovery. Here's why families trust Local MD Urgent Care for managing childhood illnesses like HFMD: Expert Evaluation: Our medical providers have extensive experience in diagnosing and managing common childhood illnesses, including Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease. You can rely on our expertise for accurate assessments and personalized treatment plans. Comprehensive Care: We offer comprehensive care for HFMD, including supportive treatments, pain relief options, and valuable guidance for parents on managing their child's symptoms and preventing the spread of the virus. Family-Centered Approach: At Local MD Urgent Care, we understand the impact that childhood illnesses can have on the entire family. We prioritize compassionate care and open communication, ensuring that parents feel supported and informed throughout their child's treatment journey. Convenient Access: With multiple locations across northern Illinois, Indiana, and southern Wisconsin, Local MD Urgent Care provides convenient access to quality healthcare services close to home. We offer flexible appointment scheduling and minimal wait times, so your child can receive the care they need without delay. Commitment to Excellence: From our expert medical providers to our dedicated support staff, Local MD Urgent Care is committed to delivering excellence in pediatric care. We strive to exceed your expectations by providing reliable, compassionate, and family-centered services for children of all ages.

  • Eye Injury Treatment | Local MD

    Minor Eye Injuries Reserve Your Time When it comes to minor eye injuries, swift and specialized care is paramount to prevent complications and ensure optimal healing. At Local MD Urgent Care, our dedicated medical professionals are equipped to assess and treat minor eye injuries promptly, offering personalized care to address your specific needs. Trust Local MD Urgent Care for expert attention and peace of mind, allowing you to safeguard your vision and well-being with confidence. Reserve Your Time What Qualifies As A Minor Eye Injury? Minor eye injuries encompass a range of common issues that affect the eye but are not considered emergencies. These may include superficial corneal abrasions, foreign bodies in the eye, mild chemical exposures, or non-penetrating injuries to the eyelid or surrounding tissue. While not immediately sight-threatening, these injuries can cause discomfort, redness, tearing, or irritation, warranting evaluation and treatment by a medical professional to prevent complications and promote optimal healing. Minor Eye Injury Symptoms Minor eye injuries can manifest with various symptoms, including: Redness and irritation in the affected eye Foreign body sensation or the feeling of something in the eye Watery or tearing eyes Sensitivity to light Blurred vision or difficulty focusing Pain or discomfort, especially when blinking or moving the eye Swelling or inflammation of the eyelid or surrounding tissues If you experience any of these symptoms following an eye injury, it's essential to seek prompt evaluation and treatment from a medical professional to prevent further complications and ensure proper healing. Treatment for Minor Eye Injuries Minor eye injuries can often be managed effectively with simple at-home care or medical intervention. Consider the following treatment options: Rinse the Eye : Flush the affected eye with clean water or saline solution to remove any debris or foreign particles. Remove Foreign Objects : Gently try to remove any visible foreign objects from the eye using clean hands or a damp cotton swab. Avoid Rubbing : Refrain from rubbing or putting pressure on the injured eye, as this can exacerbate irritation or cause further damage. Apply Cold Compresses : Use a cold compress or ice pack wrapped in a cloth to reduce swelling and soothe discomfort. Use Artificial Tears : Over-the-counter artificial tears or lubricating eye drops can help alleviate dryness and discomfort. Protect the Eye : Wear protective eyewear or an eye patch to prevent further injury and promote healing. Avoid Contact Lenses : Refrain from wearing contact lenses until the eye has fully healed to prevent irritation or infection. Seek Medical Evaluation : If symptoms persist, worsen, or if you suspect a more serious injury, seek prompt evaluation by an eye care professional or visit Local MD Urgent Care for further assessment and treatment. By following these treatment measures and seeking appropriate medical care when needed, you can effectively manage minor eye injuries and promote a speedy recovery. Aftercare for Minor Eye Injuries After receiving treatment for a minor eye injury, it's essential to take appropriate steps to support healing and prevent complications. Consider the following aftercare measures: Follow Medical Advice : Adhere to any instructions provided by your healthcare provider regarding medication use, follow-up appointments, or activity restrictions. Protect the Eye : Avoid activities that could further irritate or injure the eye, such as rubbing, vigorous exercise, or exposure to dust or chemicals. Consider wearing protective eyewear if engaging in activities with potential eye hazards. Apply Prescribed Medications : If your healthcare provider has prescribed eye drops, ointments, or medications, use them as directed to promote healing and reduce the risk of infection or inflammation. Monitor Symptoms : Pay attention to any changes in symptoms or signs of complications, such as increasing pain, redness, swelling, or vision changes. Contact your healthcare provider if you experience any concerning symptoms. Practice Good Hygiene : Maintain proper hygiene by washing your hands frequently, especially before touching or applying medication to the injured eye. Avoid touching or rubbing the eye unnecessarily. Avoid Contact Lenses : If you wear contact lenses, refrain from wearing them until your eye has fully healed and your healthcare provider has given clearance to resume use. Attend Follow-up Appointments : Keep any scheduled follow-up appointments with your healthcare provider to ensure proper healing and address any concerns or questions you may have. Rest and Recovery : Allow time for your eye to rest and recover. Get adequate sleep and avoid straining your eyes with excessive screen time or reading. By following these aftercare guidelines and staying vigilant for any changes in symptoms, you can support the healing process and promote optimal recovery from a minor eye injury.

  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance

    Accepted Insurances TriWest Healthcare Alliance We accept Triwest Healthcare Alliance Bring your TriWest Healthcare Alliance insurance information for the following services: Injuries Illnesses Lab Testing X-Rays & Diagnostics Chronic Health Management Pediatric Care and much more!

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