When to See a Doctor for a Spider Bite Most spider bites are harmless. In fact, many people who believe they have been bitten by a spider actually have a skin rash or have been bitten or stung by another insect. Still, if your bite or rash is itchy, red, or uncomfortable, you can visit an urgent care doctor to
Category: Medical Care
How Long Do Broken Bones Take to Heal?
How Long Do Broken Bones Take to Heal? If you just received treatment for a broken bone, you’re probably wondering how long it’s going to take to heal. After all, having people ask to sign your cast can get old after a while. The best course of action is to speak with your doctor, who will be able to provide
When To Get Stitches
When to Get Stitches for a Cut Cuts and scrapes happen. When they do, odds are, all you need is some rubbing alcohol and a bandage to treat the nasty cut. However, this isn’t always the case – some wounds require stitches and additional care from a medical professional. So, how can you differentiate when it’s time to break out
When to Go to Urgent Care in Silver Spring, MD
When it comes to receiving the medical care you need, you have a few choices: You can reach for a first aid kit and attempt to remedy the problem at home. But, what if the injury or illness is beyond your expertise to treat? You can call your family doctor. But, what if it’s after hours and you can’t wait
What’s the Difference Between Urgent Care & Walk-In Clinics?
Though our name is Fast Track Urgent Care, when describing our services to our community in Maryland, we often refer to our facilities as walk-in clinics. A question we hear a lot from our neighbors throughout Montgomery County is, “What is the difference between urgent care and walk-in clinics?” Today, we’ll talk about the difference between these types of facilities,
Common Cold Care
Do you need to come to an urgent care clinic to treat a cold? Probably not. Unless…
Stay Healthy: Protect Yourself from STDs
As a walk-in clinic that offers confidential STD testing in Silver Spring, Fast Track Urgent Care sees a lot of worried patients. If you are concerned that you many have contracted a sexually transmitted disease or sexually transmitted infection, we urge you to come in to one of our two locations and get tested. And we encourage everyone to do
Poison Ivy: Treatment and Avoidance
It’s almost a rite of passage—your first poison ivy rash. But it’s one we’d all like to miss! Educate yourself about poison ivy and other poisonous plants and you may just be able to avoid this very uncomfortable reaction.
Avoid Heatstroke in DC’s Summer Swelter
Heatstroke is the most dangerous form of heat injury. It happens when you’ve spent too long in extreme heat or have overextended yourself physically in the sun. Heatstroke is extremely serious and requires emergency treatment.
Spring Health & Safety Tips
Spring should be a time to up the fun factor in your life and get moving! It’s also a time when people clean out clutter and get their homes in shape. Here’s how to stay healthy and safe when you’re doing both!