Swimmer’s Ear & Ear Infections

Swimmer’s ear and ear infections unfortunately can be a side effect from fun in the pool, or linked to the common cold or flu.   Ear disorders are common among children, it is difficult to pinpoint the source of discomfort whether being an ear canal infection, an inner ear problem, or a ruptured eardrum.  We recommend visiting Grand Ave Urgent Care to diagnose and prescribe medication to reduce your pain and treat the infection.  The longer you wait to seek treatment, the more painful it can become and linger. Walk-ins welcome, no appointment necessary. Causes of Swimmer’s Ear & Ear Infection Swimmer’s ear...

Strep Throat

Strep throat is a bacterial infection caused by Streptococcus bacteria.  If not treated it can lead to more serious and painful problems like rheumatic fever, resulting in painful, inflamed joints.  Early diagnosis is key, visit Grand Ave Urgent Care to perform Group A Rapid Strep Testing, we offer on-site lab work, so you can get results in less than 10 minutes.  It is important to take the full dose of antibiotic as prescribed.  Walk-ins are welcome, no appointment necessary. Sore Throat vs. Strep Throat Sore Throat Symptoms and Causes Pain or scratchy sensation in the throat, pain that worsens with swallowing or...

School sports physicals only $20.00

A sports physical from Grand Ave Urgent Care couldn’t be easier, get your sports physical today! No appointment necessary.  We offer a convenient walk-in clinic for physical exams.  Whether you or your child is getting a regular sports or school physical the first step is making sure you’re healthy.  A thorough sports physical will: Provide a “clean bill of health” for upcoming activities Determine if there are any pre-existing conditions you should be concerned with Help prevent injuries

Itchy Rash

Spring and summer are in the air, making time for everyone to enjoy the great outdoors!  Unfortunately, warm seasons create skin irritants as heat, various plant life, and chemicals in sunscreen, and bug spray.  Other known irritants can be laundry detergent, lotions, fabrics, immune system disorders and medications may cause various rashes.  Most rashes can be treated at home, although persistent or severe rashes may require a trip to the doctor or provider.  Visit Grand Ave Urgent Care for treatment and fast relief.  Walk-ins welcome, no appointment necessary. Various Rash Types and Symptoms General rash: Redness, read streaks, and itching on the...

Animal Bites

Many different types of animals ranging from dogs, cats, hamsters, raccoons, ferrets, and squirrels can bite adults and children. Many times, bites are from the family pet. Rabies is extremely rare in domestic animals in the US and is only usually found in bats, raccoons, foxes and skunks.  If the animal can be observed (and is not ill) then rabies vaccination is not necessary. If you’ve just suffered from an animal bite, the first thing you should do is get to a safe place, away from whatever bit you.  Immediately administer thorough cleansing of all wounds with soap and water...

Pneumonia

If you are suffering from asthma, bronchitis, or upper respiratory infection, visit Grand Ave Urgent Care for treatment. We treat respiratory illnesses including asthma attacks and colds.  Lung disease increases susceptibility to contracting these illnesses and allows the illnesses to become more severe. Grand Ave Urgent Care administers the Pneumococcal Vaccine.  Walk-ins are welcome, no appointment necessary. Acute bronchitis and pneumonia Do you know the difference between bronchitis and pneumonia? They both cause bothersome coughs that can last for weeks but they have some important differences. Determining whether you have pneumonia or bronchitis can come down to listening for hoarseness and whistling noises when breathing. Those...

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is a severe, sometimes fatal, respiratory disease in humans caused by infections with a Hantavirus.  In the US and Canada, the Sin Nombre Hantavirus is responsible for the majority of cases of HPS.  The host of the Sin Nobre virus is the deer mouse, present throughout the western and central United States and Canada. Cases of HPS have been confirmed elsewhere in the Americas, including Canada, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Panama, Paraguay and Uruguay. How Humans Become Infected with HPS In the United States, deer mice (along with cotton rats and rice rats in the southeastern...

Attacking The Flu Season

Flu Season is still around the corner so don’t wait for the of the flu to get you.  Come in to Grand Ave Urgent Care today to get your flu vaccine. Grand Ave Urgent Care tests for both Influenza A & B,  and offers/administers the Flu Vaccine and Fluzone High-Dose Vaccine.  Walk-ins are welcome, no appointment necessary. Influenza – otherwise known as the flu can be a serious threat.  The vaccination is recommended by the Center for Disease Control for everyone 6 months of age and older, pregnant women, or if you suffer from Asthma, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Weakened Immune Systems. Colds and flu are both...

Altitude Sickness

What is High Altitude? High altitude is between 5,000-11,500 feet Very high altitude is between 11,500-18,000 feet Extreme altitude is above 18,000 feet What is altitude sickness? Altitude sickness is something that can affect people who climb or travel to more than 8,000 feet, particularly if they climb or travel too quickly. It is rare at altitudes of less than 8,000 feet and is more common at altitudes of 11,500 feet or more. Altitude sickness is due to the fact that your body has not acclimatized to the altitude that you are at. For most people, it may produce mild...