What Is Acute Care?
Acute care is short-term treatment that is required for any injury or illness, but is not for treating chronic injuries or those suffering from long-term illnesses. If you don’t have a physician who can handle your acute care needs, Southwest Urgent Care & Family Practice has doctors available to manage your care, and to help you access all the tests and treatments you may need.
Diarrhea and continuous vomiting may lead to dehydration as well as other complications. Suffering from these symptoms for more than a day may put your health at risk. Our physicians can help you determine the cause of your symptoms, and provide the right medication to stop the symptoms. In case you are dehydrated, we can provide IV fluids for your current symptoms and to replenish your electrolytes. The physician can also perform other tests to determine whether you are suffering from other underlying medical conditions such as ulcers, gallstones, gallbladder disease, or any digestive issues.
Urine is made up of fluids and other waste products that are filtered by your kidneys from your bloodstream. The kidneys are responsible for producing filtered urine that is delivered to your bladder before it passes through the urethra. Your bladder stores the urine until you eliminate it through your urethra. Once bacteria enters your urinary tract, there is a high risk of developing a kidney or bladder infection. Also, you may experience incontinence, as it is a sign of a UTI. This can affect both adults and children.
You might also experience incontinence whenever you cough, sneeze, or even engage in any physical activities. If you notice that your urine has blood in it, or or you experience pain when urinating, you need to call a physician. You need prompt treatment to prevent further infections before your condition gets worse.
Any physical injuries, such as sprains and fractures, may lead to long-term problems if not treated promptly. Our physicians will assess your injury and provide the appropriate treatment, as well as follow-up care to ensure proper healing. Splints and casts immobilize the injured area and prevent your injury from getting worse. Also, bandages keep any dirt and bacteria from infecting your wounds and make them heal faster. At Southwest Urgent Care & Family Practice, you will be provided with the treatment you need, as well as medications for controlling pain.
When you cannot stop the bleeding caused by an injury, immediate medical attention is needed. Too much blood loss can lead to shock, which is considered a medical emergency. A physician at our Urgent Care Center is available to treat acute bleeding. To close open and deep wounds, stitches may be required. Even nose bleeds that lasts for 20 minutes need the attention of a doctor. There are many reasons why people may suffer from nose bleeds, and only a doctor can determine the real cause and provide the appropriate treatment.
Providing Whatever Acute Care Needs You Have
At Southwest Urgent Care & Family Practice, you are guaranteed treatment for your acute care needs by our staff and physicians. Whether you are suffering from a sports injury, or other condition, we are here to help you.
We are located just 2 miles away from the galleria mall in Southwest Houston close to US 59 and Chimney Rock Rd. To access our services, set a schedule online, call us or visit our urgent care center right away at (713)640-5754.