• A Quick Look at Strep Throat

    Strep throat is a common problem treated in clinics and urgent care centers in Atlanta . This infection is more severe than a typical sore throat, and it tends to develop quickly and affect children more often than adults. Watch this video to learn more about strep throat.

    Some of the symptoms associated with this condition include fever, severe pain with swallowing, red and swollen tonsils, loss of appetite and nausea, and patches of red or white in the throat. Your family physician or urgent care doctor can test you for the strep bacteria by swabbing your throat. If you have strep, then your doctor may prescribe antibiotics that can help you feel better within a couple of days. Also, be sure to get lots of rest, stay hydrated, and eat soups and soft foods to help speed your recovery.

  • The Basics of Pubic Lice

    Pubic lice, sometimes called crabs, are usually transmitted through sexual contact. If you suspect you have pubic lice, you can easily get diagnosed and treated at an urgent care clinic. Often, if you have pubic lice, your physician may recommend that you get STD testing to ensure that you do not have another sexually transmitted infection.

    Pubic lice can be present around the genitals in the form of an egg called a nit, a small crab-like louse called a nymph, or a fully grown adult louse that looks like larger crab than the nymph. Pubic lice survive by feeding on blood, and they can cause itching and irritation around the genitals. Some people only discover they have pubic lice when they actually see nits or crawling lice. Although most cases of pubic lice are spread through sexual contact, in some cases, they can spread through sharing a towel or bed linens with an affected person.

    If you think that you have pubic lice, don’t delay treatment. Perimeter Clinic in Atlanta offers walk-in urgent care so you can get a fast diagnosis and begin treatment. You can find out more about our urgent care clinic by calling (678) 904-5611.

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  • Picking the Best Birth Control for You

    There is no one-size-fits-all solution for birth control. The best way to find the right fit is to discuss your needs with your doctor at your medical clinic in Atlanta . It may take some trial and error to find the best option. Watch this video to learn more.

    For women choosing birth control pills, the best fit isn’t always the lowest dose of hormones. Although most women believe that they will experience fewer side effects with low hormone doses, achieving the right balance of hormones is most important. Non-hormone options are also available for women. After starting birth control, discuss the side effects with your family physician. It may take multiple clinic trips and trying multiple kinds of birth control before finding one that is effective and causes you the least amount of side effects.