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Summer First Aid Tips


As the weather warms up and everyone heads outside, injuries can be common. Be prepared for minor accidents this summer by brushing up on your first aid knowledge.

Bee Stings
If someone is stung by a bee, gently push out the stinger using a blunt-edged object. You can also use your fingernail, but take care not to squeeze venom back into the skin. Clean the wound, apply a cold compress, then dab on a hydrocortisone cream or calamine lotion to relieve the pain.

Poison Ivy
Washing exposed areas with soap and water within five to 10 minutes of contact should prevent a breakout. If you don’t get to it in time, a cool bath laced with baking soda or oatmeal will rinse the rash-spreading oil. Afterward, apply calamine lotion to ease the itching. Be sure to wash all clothes (including sneakers) and sheets, as well as your pet’s fur; the potent oil can adhere to fabrics and other surfaces for up to a month, posing a risk of reinfection. If the rash starts oozing or the skin is swelling, call your doctor.

Minor Cuts
Be sure to keep a small first aid kit in your car or beach bag to ensure you are prepared for any incidents on the go. Bandages, disinfectant wipes, and a hydrocortisone cream are good things to bring with you. Don’t forget sunscreen and bug spray!

Do You Have Summer Allergies?


Allergies are one of the most common chronic illnesses in the United States. More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies every year – some repeat cases, some entirely new, all of them extremely annoying to the person suffering from allergies. As summer approaches, you may think allergy season is over, but symptoms can continue through the fall.

Summer allergies can be caused by non-plant sources including:
Mold
Insect stings (bees, hornets, yellowjackets)
Fresh produce (including raw fruits and vegetables)
Certain tree nuts (pine nuts, in particular)
Dust mites

For these allergy irritants, you can adjust your lifestyle to lessen the severity of summer allergy symptoms. Removing mold from damp, wet areas can help. Avoiding certain fruits and vegetables is also a smart idea. Ask your doctor which ones you’re allergic to. Before you head outside, be sure to apply a all-natural insect repellent to avoid bites.

The pollen and chemical compounds of certain weeds, grasses and flowers also contribute to summer allergy symptoms. The worst allergy offenders include:

Orchard
Bermuda grass
Ragweed
Pigweed
Russian thistle
Tumbleweed
Sagebrush

Typically, allergy symptoms surface suddenly, with little warning. Plus, allergy duration may last for up to 2 weeks. Common symptoms include:
Trouble breathing
Sneezing
Rash / itchy skin
Fatigue
Watery eyes
And many more

If you may have allergies, visit us for a diagnosis and any necessary prescription medication.

Summer Fitness Ideas


The weather is warming up, which means new ways to get that heart rate up too! With the summer months comes endless opportunities to exercise – whether you’re chilling at home or jet setting around the world, there’s always a way to fit in a workout.

Heading to the beach this summer? Try stand-up paddle boarding (it’s harder than it looks) or kayaking for a great upper body workout that helps you see the sights. Chances are, there will be a place to rent them by the hour. And don’t forget to dive in! Outdoor swimming is a great way to fit in some cardio without getting too hot. Easy on the joints, plus you can avoid all that chlorine!

For city trips, install a step tracker app on your phone, because you’re bound to rack up some serious miles. Skip the taxi or subway and choose to walk – you’ll see the city in a new way and easily fit in a workout! If you’re craving something more, a morning run is a great choice. Do a quick search for local trails and parks, and try to walk, run, or cycle on dirt or gravel paths, since asphalt and concrete tend to radiate heat and reflect the sun’s rays, making you feel hotter.

Stay fit this summer to avoid injuries, and work off those ice cream calories!23

Lab Tests – Alexandria, VA


Xpress Care Urgent Care is proud to be part of the Arlington community. We have a full service urgent care clinic that has been providing quality healthcare to the DC and surrounding area residents. A condition can arise which requires urgent care. At Xpress Care Urgent Care, we can help. We can help you without needing an appointment or wait time. Just come in and we can see you in less than 30 minutes.

We at Xpress Care know that when it comes to our health care, not only is quality treatment important, but so is the manner in which it is given. Treatment should be discreet, quick, and professional. That’s exactly how we go about healthcare. Receiving lab tests and lab test results is no different. We will test you in a discreet manner with the utmost in professionalism. The same goes for the results which you receive. We will take the time to go over them with you, and help you decide what to do next. We will be fast and discreet with the whole process, as your confidence is incredibly important to us. To get a lab test done, give Xpress Care Urgent Care a visit.

Xpress Care Urgent Care is located at 1409 S. Fern Street in Arlington, VA. Our hours are Monday through Friday 9am-8 pm and Saturday-Sunday 9am-4pm. You can visit us online at http://xpresscarenow.com/ or call us at: 703-521-2121.

Walk-In Clinic– DC


We are so happy to be part of the DC and surrounding community, offering our services of walk-in clinic and urgent care, as well as many other services. Our staff is committed to helping you, our neighbors, maintain a healthful and happy lifestyle. We are conveniently located right across the bridge from DC, so we are accessible from around the whole area. Xpress Care can see you within 30 minutes, as we have a physician on duty and convenient hours, as well as a full staff waiting to help. You don’t even need to make an appointment for treatment. When it comes to an urgent care clinic, for the most part, we aren’t going to replace your primary or family doctor. You may need to see a physician for a pre-existing condition or in special circumstances. But we offer a lot of services for a lot of conditions that a physician would treat but with a long wait time and an advanced notice or appointment needed. The majority of urgent conditions are health issues that cannot wait for the patient to visit their primary care physician. Some of the conditions that our physician will treat are allergies, back pains, colds, flu, (and any symptoms), heartburn, headache, chest pain, certain infections, rashes, and more. You can find a list of the other conditions on our website.

Xpress Care Urgent Care is located at 1409 S. Fern Street in Arlington, VA. Our hours are Monday through Friday 9am-8 pm and Saturday-Sunday 9am-4pm. You can visit us online at http://xpresscarenow.com/ or call us at: 703-521-2121.

Lab Tests: Dementia Panel – Alexandria, VA


Xpress Care Urgent Care is proud to be part of the Arlington community. We have a full service urgent care clinic that has been providing quality healthcare to the DC and surrounding area residents. A condition can arise which requires urgent care. At Xpress Care Urgent Care, we can help. We can help you without needing an appointment or wait time. Just come in and we can see you in less than 30 minutes.

At Xpress Care, we have a full list of lab tests that are available. One panel is the dementia panel. If you or a loved one may be suffering from dementia, getting screened early is the best route for treatment. Our dementia panel will screen you quickly, accurately, and discreetly, and with the ease of not needing an appointment or to wait in a crowded waiting room. Symptoms of dementia can vary greatly. At least two of these core mental functions must be significantly impaired to be considered dementia: memory, communication/language, ability to focus and pay attention, reasoning and judgment, and visual perception. If you are worried that you or someone you know might be at risk for dementia, come into our clinic as soon as possible to get screened.

Xpress Care Urgent Care is located at 1409 S. Fern Street in Arlington, VA. Our hours are Monday through Friday 9am-8 pm and Saturday-Sunday 9am-4pm. You can visit us online at http://xpresscarenow.com/ or call us at: 703-521-2121.

Walk-In Clinic– DC


We are so happy to be part of the DC and surrounding community, offering our services of walk-in clinic and urgent care, as well as many other services. Our staff is committed to helping you, our neighbors, maintain a healthful and happy lifestyle.

If you need a well-check visit, we offer them at our clinic without the pain of appointment schedule and long waiting-room times. We provide wellness physicals, school physicals, pre-surgery/pre-op, and employment physicals on a walk-in basis. If you’ve recently moved to the area from another city, state, or country, we can also fill your regular prescriptions.

Don’t spend any of your precious time making appointments or sitting in waiting rooms waiting for a doctor to finally see you. We have all the amenities of a regular doctor’s office, with a fully trained medical staff and physician waiting for you.

We are conveniently located right across the bridge from DC, so we are accessible from around the whole area. Xpress Care can see you within 30 minutes, as we have a physician on duty and convenient hours, as well as a full staff waiting to help. You don’t even need to make an appointment for treatment.

Xpress Care Urgent Care is located at 1409 S. Fern Street in Arlington, VA. Our hours are Monday through Friday 9am-8 pm and Saturday-Sunday 9am-4pm. You can visit us online at http://xpresscarenow.com/ or call us at: 703-521-2121.

Weight Loss – Alexandria, VA


Xpress Care Urgent Care is proud to be part of the Arlington community. We have a full service urgent care clinic that has been providing quality healthcare to the DC and surrounding area residents. A condition can arise which requires urgent care. At Xpress Care Urgent Care, we can help. We can help you without needing an appointment or wait time. Just come in and we can see you in less than 30 minutes.

If you’re overweight and can’t seem to lose the pounds you’ve been trying to lose, we have a solution for you. Xpress Care offers a weight loss clinic that can help you find not only the reason you are losing weight, but help you find a comprehensive weight loss plan specifically for you.

Obesity can be caused by many factors. It can simply be because of overeating and lack of activity. However, there can be an underlying aid to your weight gain which is related to your health. We will check for other factor that can be causing weight gain, including thyroid, hormonal, or aging changes. Some of the weight loss treatment options include appetite suppressants, hormone balancing, B12 injections, lipotropic injections. For more information about our weight loss clinic, including prices and options, check out the Weight Loss tab on our website listed below.

Xpress Care Urgent Care is located at 1409 S. Fern Street in Arlington, VA. Our hours are Monday through Friday 9am-8 pm and Saturday-Sunday 9am-4pm. You can visit us online at http://xpresscarenow.com/ or call us at: 703-521-2121.

Walk-In Clinic– DC


We are so happy to be part of the DC community, offering our services of walk-in clinic and urgent care, as well as many other services. Our staff is committed to helping you, our neighbors, maintain a healthful and happy lifestyle.

This is the busiest time of year. Between preparing for the upcoming holidays that the next six weeks brings and overall just dealing with the cold weather, it’s hard to want to get out and take care of yourself. However, if you need care, don’t hesitate to get treatment. We treat so many common symptoms and complaints and we can see you right away. You don’t have to deal with the headache of making appointments or crowded waiting rooms, because we make it an absolute point that you will be treated promptly and with the best possible care.

We are conveniently located right across the bridge from DC, so we are accessible from around the whole area. Xpress Care can see you within 30 minutes, as we have a physician on duty and convenient hours, as well as a full staff waiting to help. You don’t even need to make an appointment for treatment.

Xpress Care Urgent Care is located at 1409 S. Fern Street in Arlington, VA. Our hours are Monday through Friday 9am-8 pm and Saturday-Sunday 9am-4pm. You can visit us online at http://xpresscarenow.com/ or call us at: 703-521-2121.

Medi Spa – Alexandria, VA


Xpress Care Urgent Care is proud to be part of the Arlington community. We have a full service urgent care clinic that has been providing quality healthcare to the DC and surrounding area residents. A condition can arise which requires urgent care. At Xpress Care Urgent Care, we can help. We can help you without needing an appointment or wait time. Just come in and we can see you in less than 30 minutes.

You’re well aware that we have a quick and easy urgent care and walk in clinic. However, did you know that we go above and beyond just treating symptoms and conditions? If you’re looking to treat yourself to a luxury spa experience, we can help. We offer these laser skin services right here in our clinic: laser hair removal, laser skin rejuvenation, wrinkles reduction, cellulite/fat reduction, skin tightening, acne treatment, microdermabrasion, and veins reduction. These things will not only improve your beauty, but they will improve your health. By looking better, you will feel better. It’s incredibly important to take some time to take care of yourself, especially if you are usually running around, too busy to address some of these issues. You will feel rejuvenated and healthy by taking care of yourself.

Xpress Care Urgent Care is located at 1409 S. Fern Street in Arlington, VA. Our hours are Monday through Friday 9am-8 pm and Saturday-Sunday 9am-4pm. You can visit us online at http://xpresscarenow.com/ or call us at: 703-521-2121.




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