Stomach Virus or Food Poisoning? How to Tell the Difference

“Food poisoning” may sound much more sinister than “stomach virus,” and it sometimes is, but both illnesses can cause similar symptoms. You may experience diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain with either. A common concern with both is dehydration, which may be life-threatening if not addressed. But one form of food poisoning, botulism, can affect your nervous system and may be fatal if not treated appropriately. Other types can cause kidney damage (certain E. coli strains) or developmental delays in infants …

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How to Avoid Sunburns, Bug Bites, Poison Ivy and Other Summer Skin Hazards

If you’re going to live summer to its fullest, you’re probably going to be outside. But an encounter with poison ivy or a swarm of hungry mosquitoes, maybe topped off by a painful sunburn, can quickly turn a perfect summer adventure into a bad memory. There are steps you can take, however, to prevent these summertime skin hazards from interfering with your plans. The medical professionals at Chesapeake ERgent Care are experts at handling summer skin disasters but much prefer …

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5 Best Exercises for Arthritis

Rather than a single disorder, arthritis includes over 100 conditions that can impact your joints and their surrounding tissues. More than 50 million adults in the United States have already been diagnosed with some form of the disease, and that number is expected to rise to nearly 80 million by 2040. You can’t truly appreciate just how much you rely on your joints until they’re affected by chronic arthritis pain: Arthritis-related joint pain can turn the simplest tasks into a …

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Phoning It In: The Benefits of Telemedicine

Prompt access to the medical care you need is a priority for many that may sometimes be a challenge to find. The field of telemedicine may offer relief from long wait times in emergency and urgent care facilities. In use for decades behind the scenes, new technology and access expands the capabilities of telemedicine and puts it in the hands of you, the patient. For Chesapeake ERgent Care, we aim to keep wait times under 30 minutes in our facility, …

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Pain Management Tips for Frequent Migraine Sufferers

If you get migraine headaches, you already know their debilitating effect. From the throbbing ache and searing pain to nausea and sensitivity to light, migraines can stop you in your tracks and make the simplest things seem like monumental tasks. At Chesapeake ERgent Care in Gambrills, Maryland, we understand the pain migraine headaches cause and want to help you feel better. To help manage your migraine pain, we’ve gathered tips that can reduce the frequency and severity of your headaches …

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10 Ways to Remedy Age-Related Back Pain

“Oh, my aching back!” If you’re one of the 31 million Americans dealing with back discomfort you’ve never had before, it may be a sign that you’re feeling the effects of age-related back pain. Our experienced medical team at Chesapeake ERgent Care in Gambrills, Maryland, is well-versed in treating common types of age-related back pain. We want to share some tips with you, so you can be proactive and try these natural pain management remedies before your back pain becomes …

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