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Do I Have COVID or Is It Something Else?

December 10, 2021

During the winter months, people are more likely to catch contagious viruses, including the common cold and influenza. However, following the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s no wonder that people worry that they have COVID-19 whenever they have a cough or scratchy throat. Here, we’ll discuss how you can differentiate between COVID-19 and other common viral infections...  read more

When to Seek Care for a Stomach Ache

November 20, 2021

In most cases, stomach pain isn’t something to worry about and will pass with time. But, there are some instances in which stomach pain indicates a more serious issue and requires prompt medical care. As a patient, it’s often difficult to determine when you need to seek care for a stomach ache. Here, we’ll explain...  read more

Tips on Staying Healthy This Winter

November 10, 2021

This winter, staying healthy is high on the priority list for many. The common cold, flu, and COVID-19, along with other infections such as strep throat, bronchitis, and pneumonia, can pose a significant health risk this winter. But, the entire team at Suncoast Urgent Care is here to keep you and your family healthy all...  read more

Does My Child Have Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease?

October 20, 2021

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a viral infection that’s common in young children. This illness is mild, but contagious, and can be spread by close contact with people who are infected with it. There are certain telltale signs of hand, foot, and mouth disease, including sores in the mouth and a skin rash typically...  read more

Is Your Sore Throat a Cold, Strep Throat, or Tonsillitis?

October 10, 2021

A sore throat is a symptom of many common illnesses. So, if you’re experiencing a sore throat, it can be difficult to tell which sickness you’re coming down with.  Cold viruses, strep throat, and tonsilitis can all cause a sore throat. While these ailments are all easily treated, understanding the differences between them can help...  read more

Could Your Cough Be a Sign of Something More Serious?

September 20, 2021

In many instances, a cough is simply caused by a minor issue, like the common cold or seasonal allergies. However, in some instances, a persistent cough could indicate a more serious medical concern. Knowing when to visit a doctor for a cough will help ensure that you receive the prompt medical care that you need. ...  read more

5 Symptoms of a Sinus Infection

September 10, 2021

Sinus infections are common but can be quite uncomfortable. Identifying the signs that you have a sinus infection can ensure that you get the care you need and recover quickly.  What is a Sinus Infection? A sinus infection occurs when fluid accumulates in the sinuses, causing the lining of the sinuses to become inflamed. The...  read more

Swimmer's Ear vs Inner Ear Infection

August 20, 2021

Swimmer’s ear and inner ear infections are both common causes of an earache. While both of these conditions cause ear pain, there are distinct differences between the two. To effectively treat ear pain, it’s essential to discover its root cause. So, let’s discuss swimmer’s ear and an inner ear infection, as well as how to...  read more

When Should You Get Tested for COVID-19?

August 10, 2021

It’s been nearly a year and a half since the United States locked down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been many changes in testing guidelines throughout the pandemic, leading to confusion about when to get tested for the virus. Here, we’ll discuss the current guidelines for COVID-19 testing so that you can stay...  read more

The Difference Between a Sprain vs. Fracture

July 15, 2021

If you’ve sustained an injury, your best option is to promptly visit a medical professional and receive a diagnosis. Diagnosing yourself is unreliable and may lead to further injury. That being said, knowing the difference between a sprain and a fracture can be helpful in better understanding the terminology used by your doctor.  Sprains A...  read more

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