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  • Hives: An itch you can’t scratch
    You’re getting your child ready for the day when, eeeek! You notice raised, red and pink welts all over their skin. Do you wait it out? Call the pediatrician? Give them medicine? What does the internet say? Dealing with hives, especially before your morning coffee, can be quite the task. Fortunate...
  • The itchy facts about hives
    Stress, nerves, allergies, even bug bites can lead to a case of hives. Whatever the cause may be, last week area Centra Care locations saw an increase in the number of adult patients complaining of hives. The centers with the largest increase included: Clermont, Colonial Town, Orange Lake, Sand Lak...
  • Food Allergy or Intolerance
    You’re celebrating your child’s birthday and you reward your inner party planner by indulging in a slice of dedicate cake. The rich icing and mousse filling is almost too much to bear but you forge ahead and finish every. last. morsel. Now you’re unwinding on the couch only to have stomach cr...
  • Are they picky or is it food allergies? 🍕🍦🍳 🍞
    As your little one gets older you start to introduce them to different foods. With most kids, there’s a constant battle when it comes to eating fruits and veggies. You even reach out to other parents for healthy eating tips but as time goes on, you begin to suspect that something your child i...
  • Rash 101: Common Types of Skin Rashes
    Skin rashes can signal anything from an allergic reaction to a plant or medication to more serious medical emergencies like meningococcemia or toxic shock syndrome (TSS).     Rashes don’t fall under the specific domain of “diseases.” Instead, they are categorized as a sort of “irr...
  • What Bit Me?!
    Various skin conditions and rashes can look very similar to other inflammations and allergic reactions. In some cases, only a trained professional can tell the difference between certain types of insect bites and other medical conditions.     However, there are some guidelines you can use...
  • Exercises to Improve Your Balance
    A balanced diet and exercise are both a part of a nutrient-dense and healthy lifestyle. The foods we eat and the exercises we participate in both support our growth and health as we mature over time. For adults, it’s especially important to include exercises that can improve our balance and coordi...
  • Reasons to Choose an Urgent Care Center during the Holiday Season
      Image source: Ellie Lord/Unsplash The holiday season can be a busy time in hospitals and emergency rooms as holiday decorating mishaps, car accidents, the flu and common cold, and even food-borne illnesses are all on the rise.  It is also a time when most primary care physicians or health p...
  • We’ve Got You Covered
    We’ve Got You Covered Times are changing in medicine nationwide and as part of that Florida Hospital Centra Care now accepts Medicaid at all of its urgent care locations across the state; a great help to many families in the Central Florida area. From broken bones to the common cold, Centra C...
  • Warm winter means bad allergy season
    This year’s spring allergy season is causing a lot of misery: runny noses; itchy, watery eyes; hives; and in some cases sinus infections and bronchitis, local physicians say. You can blame it on a mild winter, lack of rain and early pollination. Compared with last year between January and Marc...
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