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Must-Have First Aid Supplies

Urgent Care Treatment in Laurel, MD

Would you know what to do if you cut your finger while preparing dinner, or if you burned yourself on a stove-top?

Minor injuries aren’t always preventable and can happen at any given moment, but some injuries are easy to treat at home.  When you have the right supplies stocked in your pantry cabinet, you can easily treat your injuries in the comfort of your home.

Having a first aid kit is a must-have item for homes.  Here are a few things you should have stocked in your first aid kit:

  • Alcohol wipes
  • Allergy medicine
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Bandages
  • Gauze rolls and pads
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Latex-free gloves
  • Pain relievers

Your first aid kit should always be easily accessible so you don’t have to go searching for supplies when a minor accident happens.

You should also update your first aid kit at least once a year to make sure medicines and creams haven’t expired and replace the out-of-date medicines.

Before you start treating any minor injury, you should always wash your hands with soap and water to decrease chances of infection, and proceed to treat the wound or sprain.

If your injury becomes a concern, don’t hesitate to visit FirstCall Urgent Care.  Our experienced physicians have expertise in diagnosing and treating the following:

  • Broken bones
  • Bruising
  • Cuts that require stitches
  • Sprains
  • Strains

Our center is also fully equipped with an on-site lab and digital x-rays to properly diagnose your injuries and get you on the road to recovery.  Our physicians will also follow up regarding your injuries depending upon the severity.

For more information about the services we provide, please call to speak with one of our medical professionals at 410-730-3399.

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When to Go to Urgent Care

Urgent Care in Laurel, MDFirst and foremost, the emergency room is meant for life-threatening emergencies and are fully equipped to handle any type of medical emergency.  Emergency rooms are located at most hospitals and are open 24/7.

Many emergency room visits are patients who are facing non-life threatening emergencies that could’ve been treated at an urgent care center.

Urgent care centers bridge the gap between a costly visit to the emergency room, and waiting weeks or months for a visit with your primary care physician.

Urgent care centers are staffed with physicians who specialize in treating acute illnesses and minor injuries and have longer hours than a typical doctor’s office.

When you need immediate medical care but you don’t have time to see your doctor and you want to skip the wait and cost of the emergency room, you can visit FirstCall Urgent Care for medical conditions such as:

  • Influenza (The Flu)
  • The Common Cold
  • Coughs
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Sore/Strep Throat
  • High Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach Pains
  • Cuts
  • Scrapes
  • Broken Bones
  • Burns
  • Bruises

When you visit FirstCall Urgent Care, you will be treated by one of our physicians who will help you start feeling better faster.  We provide digital x-rays and lab testing all under one roof, so you don’t have the hassle of driving around town to get the care you need.

If you are facing an emergency, use your best judgement when it comes to choosing where to receive medical care.  If your medical condition isn’t a life-threatening emergency, consider visiting FirstCall Urgent care to save time and money!

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