Cuts & Scrapes
Treatment For Cuts & Scrapes
In order to avoid infection, you should treat any cut, scrape or laceration immediately. Our walk-in clinic is fully equipped for fast and effective treatment no matter how you sustained your cut or scrape. Our certified and professional staff will examine the severity of the cut and clean the wound to determine if you will need a tetanus booster, stitches or any additional treatment.
If the injury requires emergency care, you will be referred to a nearby emergency room.
Visit one of our Midwest Express Clinic urgent care locations for treatment for your cut.
What are the signs and symptoms of pink eye?
- Eye swelling accompanied with yellow or gray discharge
- Crust along the eyelash line
- Sensitivity to light
- Eye redness and itchiness
- An increase in tear production
Go to an emergency room immediately if you are experiencing any of the following:
- A puncture wound to the eye
- Detached retina
- Loss of sight
- Toxic chemicals in the eye
The good news is that with prompt treatment, pink eye will clear up rather quickly. Upon examination, a medical practitioner at Midwest Express Care Clinic may prescribe an antibiotic eye drop treatment. A steroid eye drop may also be prescribed to reduce conjunctivitis related inflammation. We also recommend using a warm water treatment to remove any pus or crusts from your eye as a result of the infection.
If you wear contact lenses as prescribed by your eye-care provider, we will encourage you to stop using them and wear your prescription glasses until the infection has cleared.
To prevent eye infections such as pink eye:
- Do not touch or rub your eye, especially without first washing your hands
- Avoid sharing makeup, especially eye makeup and brushes
- Avoid close contact with people diagnosed with conjunctivitis
- Never use eye medicine that is not prescribed to you
When to Get Immediate Care
Home remedies are a good way to help heal or stop common illnesses and minor injuries and can be very useful. However, it is important to know when the problem has become too much to handle on your own.