Nearly everyone has experienced getting a cut or wound at some point in their lives. It's an injury in which either an external or internal tissue, mostly the skin that ruptures. These injuries can be body scratches, small cuts, burns, pressure sores, lacerations, etc. Wounds can also be surgical like a cut during an operation or traumatic from any accident, fights, bites, falls, or a weapon. Generally, minor damages are non-life-threatening and, with proper care, can be easily treated … [Read more...] about How to Tell if My Wound Is Infected
We’ve all had a small cut or laceration before. They aren't fun, but they are easy to clean, put a band-aid on and take care of at home. But when is a cut serious enough that it requires a trip to the emergency room? One of the top reasons we see patients here in the emergency room is for cuts. But the truth is, not all cuts and lacerations require a visit to the ER. When it comes to cuts and lacerations, here are a few instances where I would recommend a quick visit to Elite Care 24 Hour … [Read more...] about When Should I Visit the ER For a Cut?
Accidents happen and when cuts or lacerations have certain traits, emergency care should be sought out. If your cut is really deep, won’t stop bleeding, or was caused by a dirty item or a rusty nail, a trip to Elite Care is a good idea. We’ll get you cleaned and stitched up in no time. And should you need antibiotics, a tetanus shot, or any other medical treatment we’ll be here and have you back home in no time. Of course, our team of ER docs and nurses are always here 24/7, ready for … [Read more...] about Cuts: When Should I Visit The ER?