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The symptoms and treatment of pneumonia

xray-chest-pneumoniaThere are many diseases that can affect the human body but one of the more dangerous issues that are relatively common is a problem with pneumonia. This health condition can either be caused by a virus or by bacteria and the symptoms that are associated with it, as well as the treatment may differ from one type to another. If you are suffering from an illness and are concerned that it may be serious, you can stop by the convenient Southlake location of Better Faster Urgent Care. The medical staff will make your case a priority and give you the personalized care that you need.

Viral - Many people who suffer from this condition when it is caused by a virus will have symptoms that are very similar to the flu. They could include overall muscle aches and weakness, along with a headache, fever and a dry cough. In approximately 24 hours after contracting the symptoms, however, it is likely that they will experience an increase in breathlessness and the cough may begin to produce additional mucus. Many people who suffer from this condition also have blue lips and a high fever.

Bacterial - The fever that is associated with this disease can be extremely high and it is not uncommon for it to reach 105° at sometimes. The individual who is suffering from bacterial pneumonia will likely sweat profusely and they may have a difficulty with breathing as well as a high pulse. The bluish color that may be associated with the lips and nails show that there is not enough oxygen that is in the blood and is flowing to those areas. Delirium and confusion may occur in some people as well who are suffering from this problem.

When you suffer from dehydration

dehydrationWhen your body is lacking fluids and it does not have the necessary fluids to continue to operate properly, it is a condition that is known as dehydration. It is important for you to address this situation properly, because there are times when it may be a very serious issue that could lead to additional complications. Fortunately, there are ways that you can hydrate yourself properly and it may help you to overcome the underlying issues which can lead to this problem as well. The medical professionals at Better Faster Urgent Care can assist you in getting the help to hydrate you promptly.

There are a number of different underlying issues which could result in a problem with your hydration levels. At times, you may lose excess water if you are exercising in hot weather through sweating. If you do not drink enough during the time that you are exercising, it could easily lead to this type of issue. A number of chronic diseases may also dehydrate you as well and it is more likely for older individuals to suffer from this problem than younger individuals.

Help when you suffer from asthma

AsthmaThere are millions of people who suffer from a condition known as asthma. In some cases, it can be a relatively mild concern that may cause breathing difficulties under certain circumstances but in other cases, it may be a serious problem that could have life-threatening consequences if it is not controlled properly. If you suffer from this lung disease, there is help that is available and you may be able to breathe easier when you get the proper treatment. For issues associated with asthma, you can visit the medical professionals at Better Faster Urgent Care to get the treatment that you need.

This condition is known as a lung disease and it is one of the many different types of lung diseases which can affect your ability to breathe properly. When you have this disease, it can cause your airways to swell and additional mucus may be produced during the time that you are suffering from the problem. As a result of the swelling, it can make it difficult for you to breathe because it narrows the passages that allow air to enter and exit the lungs. That is why some of the more common symptoms associated with this lung disease include wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath.

Help for shortness of breath

shortnessofbreathOne of the more troubling issues for many people is that they may experience breathing difficulties from time to time. In some individuals, this can be the sign of a chronic condition but in other cases, it is a symptom associated with another, more serious condition. If you are experiencing this difficulty and are having a problem breathing, you can stop by the Southlake office of Better Faster Urgent Care for fast medical attention. We will make your case a priority and we always ensure that we care for our patients in a professional and personal manner.

Some of the more common issues that can result in shortness of breath include lung diseases. Asthma is one of the more common of these diseases, and it can affect an individual from the time that they are very young. COPD, an issue that is often associated with smoking, can also result in a problem with your breathing as well. These issues may be common, but the discomfort that you are experiencing because of the condition is anything but common. It can severely limit your quality of life and at times, can even result in a more serious attack of breathing difficulties which may even be fatal.

There are also times that the shortness of breath is an outward symptom of a very serious underlying problem that would require prompt medical attention. At times, it may be a symptom of heart difficulties, such as heart failure or cardiomyopathy. It is important for you to ensure that any symptom which involves your ability to breathe is checked out quickly and thoroughly. It may not be something as serious as a heart problem, but it could be an issue that needs to be addressed promptly so that more serious breathing difficulties do not occur.

Do you have swollen glands?

swollen lymph nodesMany people who are sick with an infection caused by a virus or bacteria may exhibit a symptom that is commonly referred to as swollen glands. In reality, however, this is an issue that involves the lymph nodes in the body and when an infection occurs in the area, it can cause the lymph nodes to become swollen. These are often able to be felt on either side of the throat under the chin and can be tender to the touch, as well as visibly swollen. If you are suffering from this difficulty, the medical professionals at Better Faster Urgent Care can be consulted.

The immune system in the body is very effective at removing foreign invaders, such as viruses or bacteria that may make you sick. Although it is not directly part of the immune system, the lymphatic system is also an important part of the body that helps to keep us healthy. It circulates a type of fluid through the body that picks up harmful organisms and transports them from the body safely. Part of the lymph system are the lymph glands, which is a collection of cells that work within the body to fight off bacteria, viruses and other issues that can make you ill.

The lymph nodes exist in various areas of the body but you may not notice that they are swollen, depending upon their location. One of the more common areas where you may notice that you are having a problem is under the jaw on either side of the chin. In addition, you may feel a swelling in the groin area or in the area of the armpits, as they contain lymph nodes as well.

Are You Concerned about Rabies?

rabiesIt seems as if every year, concern over rabies becomes an issue at some time or another. Perhaps there has been an animal in the area that is exhibiting the signs of this disease or it may be that somebody was bitten by an animal that was unable to be recovered at a later time. In any case, it's important for you to understand something about this disease and what may be done if you have the problem. If you are concerned that you may have contracted this disease from an animal in the area, you can stop by the office at Better Faster Urgent Care for prompt medical attention.

Like many different types of disease, rabies is a virus that is able to spread from its host to a recipient. In this case, the virus exists in the saliva of the animal and when they bite you, it is possible for the virus to be transmitted. It does not need to be a deep puncture wound for the disease to be transmitted, as even a scratch or a mild bite can also transmit it as well. This is a very serious condition and if it is not treated, it can be deadly.

Do you have a sunburn?

sunburnIf you spent too much time outdoors, it may be possible that you are experiencing a type of burn on your skin that is quite uncomfortable. This type of burn results when you are exposed to ultraviolet light for an extended amount of time. This type of ultraviolet light is what is available through sunlight but it may also be an issue if you are overexposed to sunlamps or other artificial UV sources. If you are suffering from this difficulty and would like to get some relief, the medical professionals at Better Faster Urgent Care would be happy to assist you.

Although the pain associated with sunburn can fade over the course of a few days, there are also times when it may be a more serious difficulty. If you were exposed to ultraviolet light and spent too much time out in the sun, it may be that it has gone beyond sunburn and is leading the sun poisoning. This is a more complicated issue which can lead to additional symptoms that may be difficult to manage. There are treatments available to help you to rest and to reduce some of the symptoms that you are experiencing. Those treatment options can be discussed with you by the professionals at Better Faster Urgent Care.

Dealing with dog bites properly

dog biteAlthough we may consider dogs to be man's best friend, there are times when they will allow their animal instinct to take over and we may have a difficulty by being bitten. This is not an uncommon issue and it is estimated that over 4 million people in the United States suffer from a dog bite on any given year. At times, it may result in an injury and medical attention may be necessary. If you have such a difficulty, you can count on the medical professionals at Better Faster Urgent Care to help you with the condition and provide a prompt medical attention that you need.

One of the most common issues that are associated with being bitten by a dog is that it can lead to an infection. Although most people will mistakenly say that the dog's mouth is extremely clean, the fact of the matter is that it is not clean and it has many different types of bacteria which could cause an infection if the bite is not cared for properly. You need to ensure that the area is clean and that you care for it as necessary to avoid the likelihood of an infection occurring. The medical staff at Better Faster Urgent Care may also prescribe an antibiotic, which will help to keep the injury from getting infected as well.

Are you suffering from a headache?

headachePain is a common problem and it can occur throughout the human body but the most common type of pain that is experienced is a headache. Although most people tend to lump the different types of headaches into a single category, there are actually a number of types of issues that can be called by this name. In fact, they can be classified in different ways as well, including primary and secondary neuralgia. If you are suffering from this problem and would like to get some relief, you can trust the medical professionals at Better Faster Urgent Care to provide you with what you need.

Tension Headaches - This is the most common of the issues that results in head pain. It is more likely to affect a woman than a man and it is estimated that up to 5% of the world population suffer from this type of head pain on any given day.