Permalink to Read this before you go out in the sun!
There are some common problems and illnesses that we see often at The Beach Health Center. Some of the problems are directly related to being located on sunny Fort Myers Beach. Tourists come here for sun and fun, but some have too much of one and/or the other.
Permalink to Urinary tract infections, what to do
Many people put off going to a doctor or healthcare provider when they have a urinary tract infection, hoping it will go away by itself. Some people try over the counter medications to numb the urinary tract. Do not take the over the counter medications before going in to see your health care provider. Many of these medications change the urine and make it impossible to do the testing needed for a proper diagnosis. Urinary tract infections, when not properly treated, can lead to kidney infections, so it is important to get to your doctor promptly. Urinary tract pain could be something other than a bladder infection, so if you experience pain, burning, frequency of urination, get it checked out.