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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.❯
My daughter was diagnosed with the flu, and no pharmacy seemed to have the medicine she needed. The staff called around until they found a pharmacy with Tamiflu. Thank you so much!!! I really really appreciate the extra mile and will recommend Paramount to all my friends.
Thank you so much!!! I really really appreciate the extra mile and will recommend Paramount to all my friends. My daughter was diagnosed with the flu, and no pharmacy seemed to have the medicine she needed.
FROM OUR BLOG
Has someone you know requiredemergency care for whooping cough? If so, then you may be wondering if you should be concerned about your own health. Keep reading to learn what older adults should know about whooping cough and protecting themselves from this disease.
An Introduction to the 100-Day Cough
Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a highly contagious and potentially serious illness that is characterized by a hacking cough that is followed by a high-pitched whooping sound during the next intake of breath. This respiratory tract infection was once considered a childhood disease. However, following the development of the whooping cough vaccine, it now typically affects children who are too young to be vaccinated or adults whose immunity has faded. Because the coughing symptoms caused by pertussis can go on for months, the illness has earned itself the nickname the “100-day cough.” The coughing associated with whooping cough can be so severe that it may lead to abdominal hernias and bruised or cracked ribs.
Protecting Yourself from Whooping Cough
Before the development of its vaccine, whooping cough primarily affected children and was sometimes deadly. Now that most children in the United Statesare vaccinated for whooping cough, it is thought that this infection is on the rise because older individuals are losing the immunity that they obtained as children through vaccination. Additionally, because children are not completely immune until they have had at least 3 shots, both they and children who are too young to be vaccinated are at risk of catching the disease from others. For this reason, older adults should consider getting a second whooping cough vaccine to help reduce their risk of contracting this dangerous infection. Getting up-to-date with your pertussis vaccine can be a smart way to help protect yourself and others from whooping cough.
If you need non-life threatening emergency care in Orlando, Clermont, Oviedo, or Lady Lake, then come and see us at Paramount Urgent Care. For information about our walk-in clinic’s health care services, please visitwww.paramounturgentcare.com.
Antiretroviral therapy (ART) refers to the use of medicines in the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). If you have visited anurgent care center for HIV testing and been diagnosed with this disease, then read on to learn about getting treatment with ART.
What It Does
ART can help protect your health and extend your life if you have HIV by preventing the virus from growing and attacking your immune system. Also, taking HIV medicine can help protect others by reducing the risk of HIV transmission.
When to Start
Because ART can help people who have HIV live longer and healthier lives, it is recommended that people diagnosed with HIV begin their treatment as soon as possible. However, the need to begin ART is more urgent for individuals who have AIDS or certain coinfections or illnesses related to HIV. Also, pregnant women who are diagnosed with HIV should beginantiretroviral therapy to help protect their own health and prevent the transmission of HIV to their child. Finally, if you have had HIV for fewer than 6 months, then the viral load in your body is probably very high. Research suggests that getting treated with ART during early HIV infection can help you live a longer and healthier life.
What to Know
Before you begin your antiretroviral therapy, your healthcare provider will inform you of the risks and benefits of this option. It is important to realize that ART is not a cure for HIV, but a lifelong treatment that helps people live healthier and longer lives despite having the infection. After beginning your ART, strictly adhering to your treatment plan by taking your medicines when and as described is important for keeping the virus from multiplying and damaging your immune system.
If you need urgent care in Orlando, Clermont, Oviedo, or Lady Lake, then look no further than Paramount Urgent Care. For details on ourHIV testing and emergency care services, please visit www.paramounturgentcare.com.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be transferred from person to person during any type of sexual intercourse, including oral sex. Although abstinence is the only foolproof way to avoid STDs, there are precautions you can take to safeguard your health while being sexually active. First, visit a walk-in clinic with your partner to have STD testing before having sex with him or her. Then, consider maintaining a monogamous relationship with your partner, as multiple sexual partners increases the risk of STDs.
Watch this video for more effective tips. You’ll learn the dos and don’ts of condoms and dental dams, and you’ll hear about three vaccines that can protect you from certain diseases.
Paramount Urgent Care is a walk-in clinic in Orlando that offers completely confidentialSTD testing. For more information, please visit www.paramounturgentcare.com.