Guess what… flu season is already BACK! I know that it is not in full swing, but we are already seeing cases of confirmed flu in the emergency room at Elite Care in Rice Village. It seems to be coming earlier and earlier each year. In fact, there are some communities and regions of the world where flu can occur year-round. If you recently visited the tropics you might be at risk of this. And I have seen communities where factory workers seem to … [Read more...] about 2019-20 Flu Season Starts Early
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Summertime in Texas means heat...a lot of heat. That’s why it’s important to both take precautions to avoid the dangerous effects of the sun and to understand when you’ve pushed it too far and a trip to the emergency room may be in order. Hi, I’m Dr. Aaron Schwartz, ER Physician here locally at Elite Care 24 Hour Emergency Room in Rice Village I too am looking forward to some time in the pool, or hanging out at the beach with friends and family, but I also understand that the sun does not … [Read more...] about Avoiding Heat-Related Injuries
Toothaches...OUCH! The pain associated with problems involving your teeth can be very minor or incredibly intolerable. It can come on immediately and out of nowhere. It’s possible that the pain in your tooth may have been caused by an accident or other trauma. in this instance, you may consider a trip to the emergency room. One instance where the decision to come to see us at the emergency room is absolutely the right call is if you develop a severe abscess. Abscesses can be … [Read more...] about When Are Toothaches Emergencies?
Have you ever felt like you had a cold that just wouldn’t go away? It seems like the nasal drainage and blockage just keeps hanging on. There is a good chance you are suffering from sinusitis (an infection or inflammation of the sinuses). Approximately 1 in 8 adults come down with sinusitis each year. Symptoms include: Stuffy, congested, or blocked nose Pain or pressure, in the face, head, or around the eyes Cold symptoms that last longer than usual Symptoms that do not improve … [Read more...] about Sinusitis Symptoms
Elite Care 24-HoWe’ve all felt a pain in our back. But when is that pain worthy of a trip to the emergency room? You know your body better than anyone. If you sense something is seriously wrong, or if the pain is so severe that you cannot wait to see your primary care doctor, a trip to see us at Elite Care in Rice Village is a good idea. … [Read more...] about Back Pain Emergencies
Parents avoid the emergency room as often as possible, but if you are the parent of a child with asthma, it's important to know when the ER is the right choice. When the following symptoms are showing up the answer to the question of when should I seek emergency medical attention is NOW. If your child is wheezing constantly. They are using their inhaler repeatedly because they either have severe asthma symptoms or their wheezing quickly returns after treatment. If a long-lasting cough is … [Read more...] about Asthma: Should I Go To The ER?
Everyone has probably had a headache at some point in their life. But if you find yourself getting them on a regular basis, it’s time to see a doctor. But if you suddenly get a headache out of nowhere that is at a pain level of extreme severity… You should consider a trip to the emergency room. In this instance, there is a chance that something bigger is going on and the emergency room has the ability to run all of the diagnostic needed to make sure you are OK. At Elite Care 24 Hour … [Read more...] about Headaches
A cough in and of itself is nothing to worry about. However, if your cough is accompanied by difficulty breathing an emergency room visit may be a good decision. Furthermore, if you can’t walk but a few steps without losing your breath, or if your cough is accompanied by a fever and/or chills, and weakness you should consider coming to see us. Upper respiratory issues are nothing to dismiss lightly. Be smart and if you need emergency attention our team at Elite Care 24 Hour Emergency … [Read more...] about Upper Respiratory Infection: Should I Go To The ER?
Accidents and emergencies happen and when they do, you want the best medical treatment and you want it fast. No one wants to go the hospital ER and sit for hours and hours waiting in pain when you’d rather be home and in bed. Come see us at Elite Care and say hello to the best emergency care available without the annoying endless waits at the hospital. Our average wait time is only 10 minutes. Before you know it you’ll be seen by our ER doctors, treated and home while everyone else is … [Read more...] about Accidents: Should I Go To The Emergency Room?