Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening, severe allergic reaction. It causes your immune system to release chemicals that can make your blood pressure drop suddenly and makes breathing a lot of work. This happens when you have an allergy, and you get exposed to allergens. It can occur suddenly and can worsen very quickly. Contact Doral Health and Wellness and talk to our primary care doctors if you have allergic reactions to certain triggers. They are the best doctors in Brooklyn, and they can help and work you with your condition. Doral Health and Wellness also has an urgent care facility that can provide you emergency medical assistance should you need one. But do you know what to do in case someone close to you is having a severe allergic reaction causing anaphylaxis? Follow these steps to avoid fatal incidents during anaphylactic reactions: 1. Call for emergency medical help, or for an ambulance, immediately. 2. Ask if the person is carrying an epinephrine auto-injector. This can help treat an allergic attack. Ask if he/she needs help injecting the medication. This is usually done by injecting in the person’s thigh. 3. Let the person lie down, face up and raise her/his legs. If they are having difficulty breathing, let them sit up to help them breathe. If they are pregnant, let them lie down on their left side. 4. Loosen their clothing. Make sure that you loosen their clothing to help them breathe properly. 5. It is also important that you do not give them anything to drink to prevent choking. 6. If they are vomiting or bleeding, turn them on their side to prevent choking as well. 7. If you notice that the person has no signs of life, are not breathing, coughing or if there is no movement, begin CPR. Please make sure that you are giving them uninterrupted chest presses until paramedics arrive. 8. Make sure that you seek emergency treatment even if her/his symptoms begin to start showing signs of improvement. The thing with anaphylaxis is that symptoms could start again or recur. 9. Bring him to the hospital as soon as possible to have the patient monitored by medical providers to ensure that they are well-taken cared for. If you notice symptoms of anaphylaxis, seek emergency treatment right away, and do not wait for symptoms to get better. Delaying treatment can lead to fatal, or worse, death of the person suffering from anaphylactic reaction. At Doral Health and Wellness, we have a family doctor that can help you manage your allergic reactions. For more information you can visit us at 1797 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11212 or call us at 1-347-384-5690. You can also visit our website at https://doralhw.org or contact us at email@example.com if you have any queries. We have the best primary care doctor in Brooklyn to provide you the best comprehensive medical care and health care services. For urgent medical emergencies, you can also visit Doral Health and Wellness Urgent Care. We provide urgent care for common illnesses and injuries. Additionally, we also provide comprehensive care for any related injuries and health problems. We also offer other services, such as vaccinations, immunizations and blood testing. For more information you can visit us at 1797 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11212 or call us at 1-347-384-5690. Visit us at http://www.urgentcareclinicbrooklyn.com/.
Cough is the most common illness of all ages. Although a cough can sound awful, it usually is not a sign of a more serious condition. In fact, coughing is a common reflex reaction that keeps the airways clear of mucus and irritants. Contact Doral Health and Wellness and talk to our primary care doctors if your cough doesn’t go away after a few weeks or if you develop a fever. They are the best doctors in Brooklyn, and they can help and work you with your condition. Doral Health and Wellness also has an urgent care facility that can provide you emergency medical assistance should you need one. The different types of coughs may be related to how they last: ∙Acute cough – this type of cough usually lasts for less than three weeks ∙Subacute cough – this type of cough usually lasts between three to eight weeks, ∙Chronic cough – this is the persistent kind of cough that’s lasts more than eight weeks ∙Refractory cough – this is a chronic cough that hasn’t responded to any type of treatment The type of cough related to mucus: ∙Productive cough – or wet cough, is the kind of cough that brings up mucus or phlegm ∙Non-productive cough – or dry cough, is the type that doesn’t bring up mucus or phlegm A cough can be caused by several different conditions. Common causes for acute cough can include: ∙Inhaling an irritant, such as smoke, dust, chemical, etc. ∙Common cold ∙Influenza ∙Pneumonia ∙Whooping cough Common causes for chronic cough can include: ∙Allergies ∙Bronchitis ∙Asthma ∙Postnasal drip ∙Gastroesophageal reflux disease Other causes can include: ∙Acute sinusitis ∙Bronchiectasis ∙Bronchiolitis ∙Chronic sinusitis ∙Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ∙COVID-19 ∙Cystic fibrosis ∙Laryngitis ∙Lung cancer ∙Pulmonary embolism ∙Sarcoidosis ∙Tuberculosis Call your primary care doctor if your cough doesn’t go away after a few weeks or if it involves any of these symptoms: ∙Fever ∙Wheezing ∙Shortness of breath ∙Fainting Emergency care is needed if you are: ∙Choking or vomiting ∙Having difficulty breathing or swallowing ∙Coughing up blood ∙Having chest pain Coughs can be treated in different ways, depending on the case. At home, remedies can be […]
Sprains are injuries caused by a stretched or torn ligament. A ligament is a fibrous band of tissue that connects two or more bones at a joint. When you have a sprain, you may have an injury in one or more ligaments in your body. You can have a sprain anywhere in your body but the most common sprains are in your ankles, knees, or wrists. Doral Health and Wellness has an urgent care facility that can provide you emergency medical assistance should you need one. We also provide lab tests, such as x-rays, if you require immediate results for your sprains. Sprains can be treated at home, especially within the first 24 to 48 hours after your injury. Here are the steps you can take in giving first-aid treatments to sprains: 1.Control the swelling of your injured area by following the R.I.C.E. therapy: R (rest) – rest your injury. It is important that when you have an injured rest, you take time to let it heal and let it rest. Do not put any weight on the area for about 48 to 72 hours. I (ice) – ice the area of your injury. You can use a cold pack, or a compression sleeve with ice cold water to help keep the swelling at bay. As much as possible, ice the area as soon as possible after the injury. Continue icing the area for about 20 to 30 minutes, 6 times a day, until the swelling improves. It is also important that you do not use the ice on your skin for too long as it can cause tissue damage. C (compression) – put compression on the injured area, you can use a bandage or an elastic wrap. There is an available specialized braces that can work better than an elastic bandage to stop the swelling. E (elevate) – as much as possible, elevate the injured area above your heart level. 2.Manage the pain You can administer over-the-counter pain killers to help manage the pain of your sprain, such as ibuprofen or aspirin. 3.Seek medical assistance See a doctor even with the minor sprains. Have the injured area be evaluated by a doctor to rule out possible broken bone, especially if you experience symptoms such as: ∙A “popping” sound in the injured area ∙You can’t move the injured area or limb ∙Your limb buckles when the injured joint is moved ∙You feel numbness in your injured area ∙There is swelling, pain or open cuts ∙If you are having fever Sprains may take several days to months to heal and for you to fully recover. It is very important that you wait for your injured limbs to restore its strength and stability before you use it again and go back to your usual activities. In some cases, you might need a physical therapist to help you with your injury. Do not hesitate to seek emergency medical assistance if you are unable to bear weight on your injured limb, or if you feel pain directly over the bones of the injured area. For urgent medical emergencies, you can visit Doral Health and Wellness Urgent Care. We provide urgent and comprehensive care for your condition. For more info, visit us at http://www.urgentcareclinicbrooklyn.com/ or call at 1-347-384-5690.
Influenza, or flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus that infect the nose, throat, and the lungs. Each year, millions of Americans get sick with the flu, sometimes it causes mild illness, but it can also be serious especially with younger and older people, and people with existing health conditions. At Doral Health and Wellness, we have the best primary care doctors and urgent care facilities for you and your whole family. They are the best doctors in Brooklyn, and they can help you manage and deal with you and your family’s health condition. We also offer different types of vaccination, such as flu vaccine, and immunization for the whole family’s medical needs. Symptoms Symptoms of the flu can come on suddenly. If you are sick with the flu, you may experience some or all of these symptoms at once and they may include: ∙Fever or chills ∙Cough ∙Sore throat ∙Runny or stuffy nose ∙Muscle and body pain ∙Headaches ∙Fatigue ∙Loss of appetite ∙Vomiting ∙Diarrhea Causes A flu is caused by a virus that spreads from person to person. You can spread it if you are infected with the flu and you cough, sneeze, or talk and spray tiny droplets of saliva, and they land on the nose or mouth of the people nearby. Or sometimes, when a person touches a surface or object that has a flu virus on it, and touch their mouth and nose, they may get infected with the flu virus too. If you are infected with flu, you may also develop other complications. These complications can be mild or severe, they can include: ∙Bronchitis ∙Ear infection ∙Sinus infection ∙Pneumonia The flu can also make other chronic illnesses worse, such as persons with asthma. Treatment Usually, if you are infected with the flu you can get better on your own. You will need nothing but rest and plenty of fluids. If you have severe infection or are at higher risk of complication, consult your medical provider so you will be prescribed with an antiviral drug. If you come down with the flu, drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration. You should also get more sleep to help your immune system fight the infection. You can also take over-the-counter drugs to combat the body and muscle pain associated with influenza. To help control the spread of influenza, you are advised to stay at home while you are down with it. Avoid being around other people especially with infants, children, older people, and people with low immune system. Always ask your primary care doctor before taking any form of medication. Your doctors may prescribe antibiotics if he/she suspects that it is more than just a viral infection. Never self- medicate and follow your doctor’s advice, especially if you are not sure of your condition. But the best way in preventing influenza and/or spreading it, is to get vaccinated. The flu vaccine is effective in reducing the risk of contracting the flu. And even if you do contract the flu after being vaccinated, the flu vaccine can lessen the severity of your symptoms, shortening the duration of the flu, and reducing your risk of complications. At Doral Health and Wellness, our team of primary care physicians aims to provide the best health care and services to everyone. We have a family doctor that can help you schedule routine checkups and health screenings to ensure that you and your family are in your optimal health. You can also visit our website at https://doralhw.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org […]