Minor Illnesses and Injuries in Lewisville, TX

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How to Treat Minor Illnesses and Injuries

We know that minor illnesses and injuries happen, and especially for parents, this is a part of everyday life. It can be hard to decide when to visit the doctor and when to treat at home. That's why at BHFS Medical and Behavioral Services, we are proud to offer our Plano, Flower Mound, and Carrollton, TX patients minor illness and injury treatments. Whether you're concerned about a cough, diarrhea, fever, sore throat, or something else, our team is here to help your family stay healthy. For more information on the minor illnesses and injuries we treat, contact clinical director Dr. Dwane Allen in Lewisville, TX today.

What Sort of Illnesses and Injuries Can Be Treated?

At BHFS Medical and Behavioral Services, our team offers a wide range of minor illness and injury treatments to help you get back to everyday life faster. Some of the common illnesses we treat include:

  • Cough: Sometimes a cough can be treated at home, but when it doesn't seem to get better, we can diagnose and treat it.
  • Fever: We can help you establish what is causing your fever and provide the correct treatment for the cause.
  • Strep throat: You may suspect strep throat, but we can provide the necessary swab test to diagnose and treat strep throat.

Some of the common injuries we can treat include:

  • Cuts and sutures: We can clean and close a cut by using skin glue, stitches, or sutures.
  • Abscess: An abscess (large, swollen, pus-filled sore) can appear virtually anywhere on the body, but if it does not heal or a fever develops, we can provide treatment.
  • Bites from animals and bugs: In the event that you or your child are bitten by an animal or notice an odd reaction to a bug bite, we can help treat the injury so you can heal properly and without infection.

Minor Illnesses And Injuries FAQ

What is considered a minor injury?

A minor injury is typically an injury that isn’t life-threatening but you can’t deal with at home on your own. These can include:

  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Sprains
  • Pulled muscles and tendon injuries
  • Foreign bodies in the skin (large splinters, glass, etc.)
  • A head injury where you haven’t lost consciousness
  • Cuts that may need stitches
  • Bruises

When should you see a doctor for an illness or cold and flu symptoms?

If you have symptoms (cough, difficulty breathing, fever, sore throat, aches, fatigue, etc.) that persist for more than 3 — 4 weeks, it is recommended that you schedule a doctor’s visit. If you have a fever that is 103 F degrees or higher you should seek immediate medical assistance, or if your fever is accompanied by other symptoms like a severe headache, unusual skin rash, neck stiffness, mental confusion, convulsions or seizures, or persistent vomiting.

What are the most common minor illnesses?

The most common minor illnesses often include:

  • Colds and flu
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Strep throat and sore throat
  • Allergies
  • Rashes and skin conditions
  • Earaches and ear infections
  • Pink eye (conjunctivitis) and styes
  • Sinus infections
  • Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or constipation
  • Stomach aches
  • Headaches and migraines

Get Well Soon

At BHFS Medical and Behavioral Services, we want everyone in your family to be healthy. That's why we want you to feel like you can count on us to help diagnose and treat all of those minor illnesses and injuries you're just not sure how to treat at home. If you're wondering what sort of illnesses and injuries we can treat or would like to schedule an appointment, contact clinical director Dr. Dwane Allen at our Lewisville, TX office.

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