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?
Many health concerns have been raised following the devastating floods that hurricane Harvey brought to Texas. Civilians and first responders have been wading through debris ridden flood waters which increase the possibility of disaster-related injuries. Due to the contaminated flood water, the risk of exposure to higher levels of bacteria that is normal is increased. Because of these conditions, questions have been raised about the increased risk of contracting tetanus … [Read more...] about Does Exposure to Floodwaters Increase My Risk For Tetanus