Common Urgent Care Conditions

These are just a few of the common urgent care conditions. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to see a doctor to get the appropriate treatment.


1. Sore throat

A sore throat is a common condition that can be caused by a variety of things, including:

  • A cold or the flu
  • Strep throat
  • Allergies
  • Dry air
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Tonsillitis

Symptoms of a sore throat can include:

  • Pain or scratchiness in the throat
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck
  • Fever
  • Hoarseness

If you have a sore throat, it is important to see a doctor to determine the cause and get the appropriate treatment. Treatment for a sore throat may include:

  • Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen
  • Gargling with salt water
  • Drinking plenty of fluids
  • Using a humidifier to add moisture to the air
  • Taking antibiotics if you have strep throat

2. Earache

An earache is a pain in the ear that can be caused by a variety of things, including:

  • An ear infection
  • Sinus infection
  • Toothache
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder
  • Foreign object in the ear
  • Barotrauma (changes in air pressure)

Symptoms of an earache can include:

  • Pain in the ear
  • Ear fullness
  • Hearing loss
  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Nausea and vomiting

If you have an earache, it is important to see a doctor to determine the cause and get the appropriate treatment. Treatment for an earache may include:

  • Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen
  • Antibiotics if you have an ear infection
  • Warm compresses applied to the outside of the ear
  • Nasal decongestants if your earache is caused by a sinus infection
  • Ear drops

3. Urinary tract infection (UTI)

A UTI is an infection of the urinary tract, which includes the bladder, urethra, and kidneys. UTIs are more common in women than men.

Symptoms of a UTI can include:

  • Pain or burning when you urinate
  • Frequent urination, especially at night
  • Cloudy or bloody urine
  • Pain in your lower abdomen
  • Fever

If you think you have a UTI, it is important to see a doctor to get the appropriate treatment. Treatment for a UTI may include:

  • Antibiotics
  • Pain relievers
  • Increased fluid intake

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