Illness Treatments Questions and Answers
Our doctors at Oak Park Urgent Care & Walk-In Clinic treats a variety of illnesses and symptoms of illness in Oak Park, MI. We are open 7 days a week. For more information call us today. We are ready to help you feel better!
Illnesses can include diseases, disorders, and poisoning, although they are most commonly associated with a bacterial or viral infection. They can be either contagious or incommunicable and can affect any area of the body. Getting sick is part of life; it happens to everyone at some point. Fortunately, the majority of illnesses are treatable, with many that are completely curable.
What is an illness?
An illness is defined as a period of sickness affecting the body or mind and can include disease (both communicable and congenital), disorders (both physical and mental), and poisoning (accidental exposure, ingestion of contaminated comestibles). Illness can be described as feeling ill, which can be caused by lack of nourishment, overindulgence, dehydration, sleep deprivation, and overexposure to heat, although these are not typically considered a disease, a disorder, or poisoning.
What Illnesses are Treated at Oak Park Urgent Care?
The qualified medical staff at Oak Park Urgent Care are experienced in treating a wide variety of medical concerns, including:
- Ear, Throat and Sinus Infections
- Sexually Transmitted Infections
- Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, and Dehydration
- Rashes, Poison Ivy, and Allergic Reactions
- Skin Infections, Skin Disease and Warts
- Flu and other Viral Illness
- Eye Infections
- Bladder/Urinary Tract Infections
- Symptoms or Complications of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), Diabetes, Asthma, COPD and all Chronic Illnesses
- Rapid Testing for Strep, Flu, Mono, Urine
- Sore Throat
- Migraine and Headaches
- Sexually Transmitted Infections during Pregnancy
We also provide:
- Flu Shots
- Tetanus Shot
- Sexually Transmitted Infection Screenings
- Foreign Body Removal
- Skin Infections/Rashes/Allergies
- Asthma/Bronchitis/COPD/Pneumonia Treatment
- Intramuscular and Joint Injections for Relief of Pain, Migraines, Infection
Please note that this list does not include every condition we treat; if you require treatment for an illness that is not mentioned, please call our office and we will be happy to help you.
What are the Most Common Urgent Care Conditions?
The most common conditions and illnesses treated at urgent care include the following:
Bronchitis — One of the most common illnesses treated at urgent care is bronchitis, which is inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes.
Earaches & infections — Because earaches are often recurrent, they are one of the most common afflictions treated at urgent care centers.
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) — Pinkeye is a contagious infection common in children, and due to its prevalence and spreadability, is often seen at urgent care.
Food poisoning — No one plans on eating spoiled food, but it happens every day. Because spoiled food does not always taste or smell bad, it can be hard to avoid.
Hives & rashes — A common symptom of an allergic reaction or infection, hives and rashes are seen every day at urgent care clinics.
Kidney stones — Kidney stones occur when urine has a high concentration of minerals or other substances that build up and eventually form crystals.
Mono — Also known as infectious mononucleosis, mono causes symptoms of fatigue, fever, and sore throat and is easily treated at urgent care.
Pneumonia — If left untreated, pneumonia can develop into serious complications and should be treated as soon as possible.
STDs — There are several kinds of STDs, many of which can be effectively treated at urgent care, particularly bacterial infections.
Strep throat — Strep throat is caused by bacteria that can make the throat rough, sore, and scratchy.
Urinary tract infections — UTIs occur when bacteria makes its way into the urethra, ureters, bladder, or kidneys.
If you or someone you love is feeling ill or is exhibiting symptoms of illness, come to Oak Park Urgent Care for quality treatment. Our kind and compassionate professionals are experienced in treating a wide range of illnesses and can help you on the road to recovery. For more information, call us or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Oak Park MI, Huntington Woods MI, Pleasant Ridge MI, Ferndale MI, Madison Heights MI, Southfield MI, Lathrup Village MI, Berkley MI, Clawson MI, Birmingham MI, Warren MI, Troy MI, and Detroit MI.