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Paramount Urgent Care

Servicing the central Florida area, our centers have on-site labs, medicines, x-rays, EKG & more. Walk-ins welcome – no appointment needed. Tourists rest easy, we accept travel insurances, as well as most other insurances. Urgent Care centers are a great alternative to the hospital emergency room, as the cost is less, and service faster. We treat most minor, non-life threatening conditions and all illnesses cared for by a family doctor.

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FROM OUR BLOG

Is It a Cold or the Flu?

During the colder months, it’s common for individuals suffering from cold and flu symptoms to visit urgent care centers for treatment. However, it can be hard to differentiate these 2 illnesses. Continue reading to learn how to tell the difference between a cold and the flu.

A Look at Colds and the Flu

The common cold and the flu can seem very alike because they are both respiratory illnesses that can have similar symptoms. However, they are caused by 2 different viruses, and the symptoms of the flu tend to be more severe than those of a cold, as well as easier to identify. Generally, catching a cold doesn’t put people in the hospital or result in major health issues like bacterial infections or pneumonia. The flu, on the other hand, can lead to serious complications in some individuals that can include sinus infections, pneumonia, organ failure, and encephalitis.

The Symptoms of Colds and the Flu

People who have a cold usually suffer from a sore throat for a couple of days, and a having a fever is possible. They also experience congestion, a runny nose, and a cough. Flu symptoms are normally more severe and come on quickly. These symptoms can include congestion, cough, fever, headache, sore throat, chills, fatigue, and muscle pain.

The Differences Between Colds and the Flu

Knowing the symptoms of these 2 illnesses isn’t always enough to identify a cold or the flu. Because their symptoms are often similar, differentiating between the 2 may require a special test. Whether you have a cold or the flu or you’re unsure, see a doctor if you have chest pain, trouble breathing, an inability to keep anything down, painful swallowing, or a persistent fever, cough, or headache.

At Paramount Urgent Care, we offer flu shots and emergency care at our walk-in clinics in Orlando, Lady Lake, Clermont, and Oviedo. To learn more about our services, please call us today at (407) 226-1906.

What Is a TSH Test?

As part of a physical exam, a TSH test is among the screenings your family medicine provider may order. TSH screenings test your thyroid function to determine if you have too little or too much thyroid hormone in your system.

TSH stands for thyroid stimulating hormone. If the results of a TSH test indicate that you have high levels of TSH, it means that your thyroid is underactive and is not producing enough T3 and T4—the two hormones released by your thyroid that help to regulate metabolism and other body functions. High levels of TSH means that your body is trying to stimulate your thyroid to make more hormones. Low TSH levels, on the other hand, mean that your thyroid is overactive and secreting too much hormones. Both overactive and underactive thyroids can cause a range of complications, including weight changes, hair loss, and fatigue.

Get the primary care you need when you need it with Paramount Urgent Care. In addition to walk-in urgent treatment, we offer physical exams and labs in Clermont, Oviedo, Lady Lake, and Orlando. Dial (407) 226-1906 to learn more about our services.

How to Help Your Kids Stay Healthy at School

Outbreaks of infectious illnesses are extremely common at schools. Despite the best efforts of teachers, kids sneeze in their hands and touch other kids, don’t wash their hands after using the bathroom, and eat their lunches after playing on the jungle gym. Although urgent care can get your kids on the road to recovery fast when they bring an illness home, prevention is an even better strategy. You can reduce your kids’ risks of getting sick at school with this advice.

Talk About Hand Washing

Hand washing is the simplest and most effective way your kids can cut the amount of germs they are introduced to at school. Stress the importance of hand washing before eating and after using the bathroom. Make washing hands a rule at home so that it becomes second nature for your kids to do it at school. If the school allows it, let your child keep a travel-size hand sanitizer in their backpack or send it back and forth every day in their lunch to make it even easier to get clean hands.

Teach Sneeze and Cough Etiquette

Kids are trained to cover their mouths when they sneeze and cough, but too often, they resort to using their hands to cover up, which they then use to infect surfaces around the classroom. Teach your kids how to sneeze and cough into a tissue, when possible, or into the crook of the elbow. This practice keeps hands cleaner, so that fewer germs are dispersed in the school.

Keep Sick Kids Home

It can be difficult for parents, especially parents who work, to keep kids home when they are sick, especially if you think they are well enough to make it through school. However, when parents send sick kids to school, they put everyone at risk. Keep your kids home when they are sick, and encourage other parents to do the same.

A flu shot from Paramount Urgent Care is another part of keeping your kids healthy this school year. Call (407) 226-1906 to find out more about the services at our walk-in clinic in Orlando, Lady Lake, Oviedo, and Clermont.