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6 Possible Complications of Strep Throat Nov 2nd, 2023

You might think that a bout with strep throat is just like any other winter illness. You figure that you can get antibiotics if you need them, but then assume you’re fine. But that’s not always the case. Sometimes, strep throat can present the risk of serious complications. They don’t...

Now’s the Perfect Time to Get Your Annual Flu Shot Oct 2nd, 2023

You know that you’re supposed to get a flu shot every year, but maybe you don’t make it a huge priority. Some years, you might even skip it, because you’re worried about getting sick (more on that later) or you figure that you’re in good enough health that you don’t...

Why Do I Have UTIs So Frequently? Sep 1st, 2023

There’s no doubt about it: Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, can make you feel pretty miserable. To make matters worse, once you’ve had one UTI, you’re more likely to have another. About 25-30% of women who have had a UTI are likely to have another one within six months. However, you can take...

A Step-by-Step Plan if You Get Hurt on the Job Aug 2nd, 2023

Getting hurt at work is surprisingly common. An estimated 1.8 million people went to the emergency room for injuries sustained on the job in 2020. While exhaustion and bodily overuse account for many injuries, you can also become hurt by objects in your workplace’s environment. Even slips and falls can...

Why Is Sex Painful for Me? Jul 1st, 2023

If sex is more painful than pleasurable, you’re likely very frustrated. It’s difficult to enjoy intercourse when you’re experiencing pain. There are several reasons why sex may be painful, but, fortunately, many of them are fixable. In many cases, painful sex can be resolved easily, while in others, it might...

The Link Between Insomnia and Anxiety Jun 1st, 2023

You’re lying awake, unable to fall asleep … again. It seems like this happens a lot. You might have trouble sleeping because your mind is racing with anxious thoughts and worst-case scenarios. Or, you could have chronic symptoms of anxiety that interfere with falling asleep. Is there a connection between the two,...

I Got Hurt on the Job. How Can You Help? May 1st, 2023

If you get hurt on the job, you may have a lot of questions about what to do next. After telling your supervisor, you need to seek treatment for your injuries. A lot of what happens next depends on what type of injury you have and the expected recovery time...

Tips for Avoiding Asthma Triggers Apr 1st, 2023

Asthma can be a real challenge to live with. You may find out that your asthma gets triggered by seemingly simple things, often in response to what you encounter in your environment.  If you’re struggling to manage your asthma, our team at Cermak Immediate Care can help. While certain medications...

I’m Having An Unusual Vaginal Discharge. Do You Know Why? Mar 3rd, 2023

We understand that the last thing you probably want to deal with right now is vaginal discharge. Your vagina normally takes care of maintaining itself and shouldn’t require much maintenance. But sometimes, unusual vaginal discharge is a sign of a larger problem that requires attention. Some changes to your vaginal...

When Should I See a Doctor About My Cough? Feb 5th, 2023

If you have a cough, it’s pretty common during this time of year. A lot of people are sick and catching viruses, but it can be difficult to know if your case is more serious. Most people can manage coughs at home on their own, and coughs usually go away...

Start the New Year Right with a Well-Woman Exam Jan 16th, 2023

Getting an annual well-woman exam is important for women. These exams provide more than just a physical and more than just making sure that everything is okay “down there.” They also include essential screenings for cancers and other conditions that can be very treatable if caught early. Dr. Ruchir Thakkar and our...

What Is Asthmatic Bronchitis? Dec 16th, 2022

Asthmatic bronchitis is a respiratory condition in which you have asthma and also get an infection that causes your airways to swell. When your airways are swollen, you can’t get enough air into your lungs, which means that your blood doesn’t get enough oxygen. Asthmatic bronchitis is very similar to...

5 Tips for Preventing Recurring UTIs Nov 7th, 2022

A urinary tract infection, or UTI, is a miserable and painful experience. Even worse, once you’ve had one, you’re at a high risk of getting another. They also tend to happen more frequently as you get older. If you’ve had a urinary tract infection, you probably want to do anything possible...

STD vs STI: What’s the Difference? Oct 21st, 2022

If you’re sexually active, chances are you’ve heard about how it’s important to take steps to avoid sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Are STDs the same as sexually transmitted infections (STIs)? Could you have an asymptomatic STD or STI? How do sexually transmitted conditions pass between people? At Cermak Immediate Care,...