Ingrown nails are actually very common. They can happen when you stub your toe, wear tight shoes or if you miscut your toe or fingernail. These problems can also occur often for athletes, diabetics or individuals with a genetic disposition. This injury often causes swelling, pain, tenderness and hardness in the affected area. Though you can successfully treat an ingrown nail at home, it can lead to serious problems if not taken seriously. Untreated ingrown toenails in particular can lead to bone infections and foot ulcers. Treatments can range from prescription antibiotics all the way to surgery.
How Can I Prevent Ingrown Nails and Toenails?
Prevention of ingrown nails is as simple as proper trimming. Remember to cut your nails straight across instead of rounding the edges into your nail bed. Soak your nails in water for a few minutes to soften them before trimming. Always use the right tools such as fingernail clippers and toenail clippers. Never cut your nails too short. You should try to keep from cutting them shorter than the tip of your toe or finger. Some other tips that will help prevent ingrown nails include:
- Avoid toe and finger trauma such a stubbing your toe or jamming your fingertip.
- Do not where shoes that put excessive pressure on your toes.
- Avoid narrow shoes.
- Do not where gloves that are too small for your hands.
- Keep your feet clean and dry.
Toe or Finger Still Hurting? Call Us Today!
If you suffer pain, redness, swelling or pus discharge around your nail, come see us. Home treatments for ingrown toe and fingernails do not always work. This means you may need medical treatment to prevent an even worse condition. This is especially important for individuals with certain health conditions such as diabetes. Let the caring staff at California Urgent Care Center help evaluate and treat your ingrown nail. We have locations in Lodi, Stockton and Manteca for your convenience. Contact one of our local centers near you!
What is telehealth?Telehealth (also known as Telemedicine) is a doctor’s visit that does not require face-to-face interaction. It occurs 100 percent online. You can use your computer, tablet, or smartphone to conduct a telemedicine appointment. This is a great option for people with busy schedules who do not have time to visit their doctor in person. It is also a great option for people in rural areas who do not have the same access to healthcare as people in large cities. Now, patients can meet with a medical professional from the comfort of their own homes.
When Should I Use Urgent Care Telehealth Services?
Of course, you cannot receive treatment for every medical issue during a telemedicine appointment. Some medical issues require in-person treatment at our urgent care center. However, you could consider taking advantage of urgent care telemedicine if you are experiencing the following health concerns.
- Certain respiratory conditions, including colds and seasonal allergies
- Ear, nose, and throat ailments
- Certain skin rashes or infections
- Joint aches and pains
- Nausea or vomiting
You could also consider taking advantage of urgent care telemedicine under the following circumstances.
- Reviewing your lab or test results
- Following up on a previous medical visit
At California Urgent Care Center, offering telemedicine appointments gives us the opportunity to see you whenever you need us. Book a video appointment with us today to chat with a licensed medical professional.
How Do I Schedule a Telehealth Appointment?To schedule a telehealth appointment, simply click on the ZipPass link on our website homepage. After submitting your information, you will receive a phone call to begin the telehealth appointment registration process. The phone call typically takes place within 15 minutes of you completing the online form.
How Much Does Telemedicine and Urgent Care Cost?The cost of a telemedicine appointment will vary depending on your health insurance coverage. However, a telemedicine appointment at an urgent care center is much cheaper than the cost of visiting a California emergency room. Emergency room costs will differ depending on the particular hospital you visit. Our urgent care center costs are more streamlined and patient-friendly.
Which of Your Locations Offer Telemedicine Appointments?You can schedule a telemedicine appointment at all four of our urgent care center locations. Our telemedicine hours of operation are:
- Lodi – 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. seven days a week
- Lorraine – 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. seven days a week
- Pershing – 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. seven days a week
Why Should I Use Your Telemedicine Urgent Care Services Over Others?
At California Urgent Care Center, we prioritize providing patients with safe and professional medical services. Our professional staff and licensed providers work extremely hard to prevent long wait times. This applies to both in-person consultations and telemedicine appointments.
In most cases, you can receive a telemedicine appointment the same day you request one. This sets us apart from many of our competitors who have limited resources and cannot meet the demands for telehealth during the coronavirus pandemic.
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