Treatment for Non-Emergency Burns Available Daily at Our Walk-In Clinic in St. Clair Shores, MI
When your child comes home from track practice with a worrisome sunburn or your hands look burned after you handled bleach, you may wonder whether you should seek medical treatment. Maybe it’s late in the day or on the weekend, and you can’t get an appointment with your family doctor. But you dread the long wait and hefty bill you’ll likely face if you go to an emergency room. What should you do?
If you’re in the St. Clair Shores, Michigan, area, you can head over to Springfield Urgent Care. We treat walk-in patients of all ages for mild and moderate burns, and we’re open during extended hours seven days a week. Our wait times are short, our rates are affordable, and we accept many insurance plans, making us a great alternative to the ER when you need non-emergency burn treatment on short notice.
When to Seek Burn Treatment at Springfield Urgent Care
Generally, burns that have damaged only the upper and lower skin layers can be skillfully treated by the experienced and well-qualified medical practitioners at Springfield Urgent Care. It’s a good idea to seek burn treatment if the burned area is painful and looks red, blistered, or swollen, and especially if the blisters start to ooze, which can be a sign of infection.
Adults and school-age children whose sunburn takes more than a week to heal should also seek burn treatment at our urgent care clinic, but infants, preschoolers, and seniors should probably come in sooner because they have a higher risk for complications. You should also visit us if you or your child develops a fever after being burned.
If you have a third- or fourth-degree burn—which means the damage extends to the tissue below the skin—it’s best to call 911 or go to the ER for burn treatment.
For more information about the burn treatment and other non-emergency medical services we offer to walk-in patients in and around St. Clair Shores, contact us today.