Summer Is Coming. Our Urgent Care Is Ready

May 21st, 2019

The sun is out and the birds are chirping but pretty soon the kids will be running. Summer is just around the corner and that means kids will be out of school and roaming free. We love our kids and want them to stay healthy and active this summer to relax after a long year of school work but an active summer can unfortunately lead to trips to the urgent care and we want to make sure that you are armed with the knowledge to stay ahead of those summer ailments by knowing when you need to visit an urgent care for treatment this summer.

Sprains and Fractures

Engaging in sports as part of a recreational summer league or camping activities is an excellent way for kids to stay active during the summer but can lead to unexpected trips to the urgent care. If your child has suffered from a fracture or even just a bad sprain, the medical team at Bausey can get your child the treatment they need at a low price + we accept most insurances.

What you can do for immediate relief?

R.I.C.E. is a great in-home treatment to get your child immediate relief from a bad sprain. It helps to reduce swelling caused from inflammation and can even relieve pain. If possible, start R.I.C.E as soon as possible after the injury occurs and contact our urgent care in New Orleans East on Crowder Blvd. for the best treatment.

Rashes

It’s no secret that kids like to play outside during the summer after being cooped up in a classroom all year but being outside does have its risks. Children are commonly exposed to skin irritants outside such as poison ivy or even from allergic reactions. A rash can even be caused by parasites. If you see your child is suffering from a rash, inspect them for ticks, fleas, or other parasites as these can lead to serious health ailments.

How to get immediate relief from an itchy rash?

We know it itches and you just really need to scratch it but scratching a rash can lead to further irritation and spreading. For immediate relief from summer rashes, use a cold compress. If you don’t have access to a cold compress, running the irritated area over cold water for 15 seconds can also provide immediate relief. In any case, if your child is suffering from a rash, our urgent care can help provide more comprehensive diagnoses and relief so your child can have a safe and fun summer.

Animal Bites

In South Louisiana, we are no strangers to various bugs and critters that can put a real damper on a child’s summer fun through unwelcome animal bites. For serving areas from New Orleans East to St. Bernard Parish, you can encounter various types of dangerous spiders and venomous snakes regularly during the summer months. While we educate our children to live in harmony with these creatures, it is not uncommon for children to accidentally step on venomous snakes and in turn be bitten in self defense measures. If you find your child has been bitten by an animal – consider it worst case scenario and seek out immediate medical attention from your local urgent care. Even ticks and fleas can carry harmful diseases. A quick trip to your local urgent care with no wait times and most insurances accepted can provide you the comfort and relief knowing your child is in safe hands this summer.

The medical team at Bausey Urgent Care wants you and your family to be safe this summer but if the situation calls for a visit to the urgent care, our team will be there with short wait times and affordable, quality healthcare for you and your family. Give us a call or book your appointment online and we’ll see you this summer at our facility on Crowder Blvd.

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