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E-Care is Open After-Hours Over the Holidays

Posted Jan 31 2013 11:02pm

The winter months bring flu, colds and other illnesses along with cold weather. While holiday time is supposed to be fun, it can be scary if you can't find a doctor to provide cold and flu treatment because of Christmas! Fortunately, E-Care Emergency Centers provide after hours medical care in McKinney.

Emergencies Don't Care About Holidays

No matter what day of the year it is, if you or your child is seriously ill, you may need immediate medical treatment. It's especially important to get treatment if you are having any trouble breathing or are feeling weak and fatigued.

In addition, the holiday season creates extra risk of injury. Children may swallow parts of toys, cut themselves while opening presents or otherwise injure themselves, and adults sometimes hurt themselves while trying to put up lights and decorations. If any of these things happen, it's important to get treatment immediately to prevent further injuries. However, most doctor’s offices are closed and the ER can be expensive. E-Care Emergency Centers can provide you with the emergency services you need at a reasonable price.

What Constitutes an Emergency?

Sometimes people are hesitant to get medical treatment because they aren't sure whether they need it. Obviously, if your child swallows something that may be poisonous or you fall off a ladder, you need medical treatment. Sometimes even the flu becomes a necessary reason to take a trip to the emergency room.

If you have been feeling sick, it is especially important to visit an emergency treatment center if you have any of the following symptoms:

- wheezing or difficulty breathing
- coughing up blood or green mucus
- pain or pressure in your chest
- confusion
- very high fever
- bluish tint to your nails

If you have any of these symptoms, you may need emergency care at a McKinney emergency clinic. Please visit the E-care Emergency Centers for assistance. Call us at 972-548-7277 for more information about our services.


Advice Interactive is a blogger for E-Care Emergency Centers. E-Care has a team of board-certified ER physicians that are readily available for emergency care at a faster pace than in a hospital emergency room, as well as at a much lower cost For more information on our services, please call (972) 548-7277.

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