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When Is Allergy Season in Texas?

April 9, 2021 | Clear Creek

For many Americans, life gets rough when allergy season hits. But this can be especially true for Texans. Texas inhabitants historically have some of the worse and most long-lived allergy symptoms in the United States. But exactly when […]

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Identifying a Bump Forming Under Eye

March 4, 2021 | Clear Creek

It can be worrying to find an unidentified lump or bump anywhere on your body, but this is especially true when it comes to identifying a bump forming under eye. Not only are eye bumps extremely painful, but […]

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Mild Food Allergy Symptoms

February 4, 2021 | Clear Creek

Over 32 million Americans have food allergies, with 5.8 million of those being children under the age of 18. But despite how common food allergies are, many people have such mild food allergy symptoms that they don’t even […]

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What is the Difference Between Stomach Flu and Food Poisoning

December 21, 2020 | Clear Creek

Whether it be at school or in the workplace, you’ve likely heard the phrase: “There’s a stomach bug going around.” But that vague term could mean anything from a simple stomach ache to full-on food poisoning. And because […]

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Why is My Hearing Muffled?

November 17, 2020 | Clear Creek

Because we rely on our sense of hearing almost as much as we do our vision, it can be scary when your sense of hearing starts to weaken. Whether this diminished ability happens gradually or suddenly, it’s essential […]

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How to Treat a Nail in Foot

October 9, 2020 | Clear Creek

Stepping on a nail is a surprising and painful experience. If the nail is particularly sharp and angled upright, it can puncture a hole deep in the sole of your foot. Not only will this make moving around […]

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How Long Does Coronavirus Last on Surfaces?

August 20, 2020 | Clear Creek

The coronavirus pandemic continues to be a menace in our country and around the world. Even though medical professionals and world leaders have been monitoring the virus, there is still conflicting information going around about how the virus […]

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Are Severe Menstrual Cramps Normal?

July 15, 2020 | Clear Creek

All women experience periods, and everyone fares with their period differently. But there is one particular symptom that almost every woman can relate to—menstrual cramps and ask are severe menstrual cramps normal? Menstrual cramps are a common symptom […]

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Should You Go to the ER if Fainting A Lot?

June 16, 2020 | Clear Creek

The film industry has somewhat normalized fainting to aid in dramatic scenes, but rarely explore the potential causes and consequences that fainting may indicate. The fact of the matter is that when a person faints, there could be […]

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Swabbing For COVID-19

May 15, 2020 | Clear Creek

In recent months, the coronavirus outbreak has been a source of fear and uncertainty around the world. Many are looking for information on how to prevent spread and crack coronavirus myths, but it isn’t always easy with the […]

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5 Coronavirus Myths | Know the Difference

March 20, 2020 | Clear Creek

With the Coronavirus continuing to spread across the globe infecting thousands, people are starting to ask about the truth and myth when it comes to COVID-19. Because of the new and unknown nature of the virus, people all […]

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What to Know if you Think You’re Infected by the Coronavirus?

February 20, 2020 | Clear Creek

Coronavirus has been sweeping the news as it spreads from country to country, alarming the public thanks to how unusual it is for it to appear. People are constantly asking what to do if you have the Coronavirus […]

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Broken Bones: When to Go to The ER

January 29, 2020 | Clear Creek

Broken bones happen for a wide variety of reasons from osteoporosis to high force impact injuries. They also vary in terms of severity, which is often determined by the location of the fracture on the body and the […]

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Keeping Your Children Safe in the Winter

December 19, 2019 | Clear Creek

Winter is prominent for flu season, and depending on where you live, the cold weather will bring on possible signs of hypothermia and frostbite. With the addition of being in a winter environment, you also need to be […]

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What Happens When You Go To The ER With Anxiety

November 14, 2019 | Clear Creek

At one point in their lives, everyone will most likely experience anxiety. Not only is it common, but it can also drastically affect your day-to-day life. From daily stressors to major life crises, anything can trigger anxiety or […]

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Back Pain After a Car Accident: What to Do

October 18, 2019 | Clear Creek

A car accident can be quite stressful. Back pain is one of the most common injuries to come from it. Often, your body will go into shock so you won’t feel any pain initially, but as time passes […]

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When It’s Time to Go to The ER For The Flu

September 19, 2019 | Clear Creek

Flu season is just around the corner, but some of you may have already caught the bug! Surely you know that you should drink lots of fluids and get plenty of rest in order to combat the flu […]

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How to Relieve Bloating From Ulcerative Colitis

August 19, 2019 | Clear Creek

Bloating can be very uncomfortable, especially when you’re dealing with ulcerative colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Abdominal pain is the number one symptom of why people visit the ER. To alleviate bloating and prevent it […]

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Can Allergies Cause Ear Infections?

July 18, 2019 | Clear Creek

Allergy season is in full effect right now and coincidentally you might have noticed that you tend to get ear infections around this time of the year as well. You are probably wondering, can allergies cause ear infections? […]

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Insect Bites That You Should Seek Medical Attention For

June 17, 2019 | Clear Creek

Insect bites are usually not something to be concerned about, but it is still necessary to be informed as many insects out there carry potentially life-threatening diseases and infections. Here is a guide to inform you about everything […]

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When to go to the ER if Your Child Has Asthma

May 17, 2019 | Clear Creek

As the parent of a child with asthma, you know how helpless you feel when your child is suffering from an asthma attack. You are not alone, more than 10 percent of children have asthma. If you panic […]

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Emergency First Aid: How to Use a Tourniquet

April 22, 2019 | Clear Creek

If you need to use a tourniquet chances are you’re in an emergency situation and every second counts. You’ve exhausted all options, because when it comes to tourniquets, they are not the best option to stop bleeding but […]

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Uncommon Food Allergies

March 27, 2019 | Clear Creek

You tend to hear about the most common food allergies over and over again so much so that you haven’t thought about other foods that are out there and could be causing you discomfort or worse. Village Emergency […]

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9 Tips to Stay Healthy While Traveling

February 6, 2019 | Clear Creek

Traveling doesn’t have to mean leaving your healthy habits behind. With some clever planning and mindfulness, you can stay healthy no matter where you are in the world. From vacations to work trips, travel is a part of […]

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Swimmer’s Ear to Sunburns: How to Protect Kids From Common Summer Health Hazards

February 5, 2019 | Clear Creek

Whether your kids will spend the summer exploring the beach or the wide-open spaces of your own backyard, you can take a few precautions to help prevent sunburns, ear infections, bug bites, and other summertime complaints. The physicians […]

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When Diarrhea Warrants a Trip to the Doctor

February 5, 2019 | Clear Creek

Just about everyone gets diarrhea at some point in life. Experts estimate there are about 179 million cases of acute diarrhea in the United States per year. Most of the time, the loose stools of diarrhea last a […]

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Which Allergies Are Life-Threatening?

February 5, 2019 | Clear Creek

Most people are aware that some food allergies, such as shellfish or peanut allergies, can be life-threatening, but other types of allergies can be as well. The vast majority of people with allergies have mild reactions like a […]

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How to Comfort Your Child About Seeing the Doctor

February 5, 2019 | Clear Creek

Whether your child’s response to going to the doctor is to scream, kick, and throw a fit, or to cry and beg you with pleading, tear-filled eyes to not go, this reluctance to see a doctor is about […]

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Should You See a Doctor for That Insect Bite or Sting?

February 5, 2019 | Clear Creek

The world around you is full of insects, some of whom view you as a disturbance or food source. From bees to fire ants, insects can, and do, bite and sting in search of nourishment or as a […]

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Summertime Tips to Avoid a UTI

February 5, 2019 | Clear Creek

In 2015, researchers studying hospitalizations that were brought on by urinary tract infections found something interesting: UTIs spiked among women aged 18 to 44 in the summer months. Later studies confirmed the finding. There are many theories about […]

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What to Know About Head Injuries

February 5, 2019 | Clear Creek

Any trauma to the head — including your skull, scalp, or brain — is considered a head injury and can be potentially serious. Traumatic brain injuries, concussions, skull fractures, and lacerations to the scalp are all classified as […]

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Don’t Wait or Self-Medicate: Clear Creek ER Treats Dental Emergencies All Day, Every Day

February 5, 2019 | Clear Creek

A dental emergency requires immediate care. The expert team at the Clear Creek Emergency Room can address damage to your teeth at all hours of the day — any day of the week. Relying on painkillers for tooth […]

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Bleeding During the First Trimester: When Should You Visit Clear Creek ER?

February 5, 2019 | Clear Creek

Pregnancy is an exciting time for you and your family, but it can also be confusing. Changes to your body abound, and sometimes you may experience light bleeding or spotting. Approximately 20% of women experience spotting during the […]

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What’s the Difference Between a Headache and a Migraine?

February 5, 2019 | Clear Creek

If you have a headache that’s preventing you from, well, just about everything, we can help. And here’s a look at how you can figure out what’s causing your head pain. More than 45 million people in the […]

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What are the Advantages of a Standalone ER Versus a Hospital ER?

February 5, 2019 | Clear Creek

When you or a loved one needs emergency care, negotiating a busy and impersonal hospital with long wait times isn’t an ideal solution — especially if you have a standalone ER nearby. At Clear Creek ER, our goal […]

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Recovering From Broken Bones

February 5, 2019 | Clear Creek

You’ve probably heard people talk about broken bones and fractures as if they’re different things. The surprising this is, they’re the same. A fractured bone is a broken bone. In fact, physicians use both words interchangeably, but in […]

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Why Your Child’s Broken Bone Should Be Seen by a Clear Creek Emergency Room Doctor

February 5, 2019 | Clear Creek

Broken bones are a common childhood injury and with proper care can heal with no long-term damage. Ensure your child gets the care they need by visiting Clear Creek ER after any trauma that suggests a fracture. Kids […]

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How Will the ER Diagnose the Cause of My Abdominal Pain?

February 5, 2019 | Clear Creek

Abdominal pain that’s disabling needs attention, but it can be hard to diagnose. If cramps or other pain send you to the ER, the medical team has the tools and know-how to figure out the source of your […]

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When Congestion that Hinders Breathing Requires a Trip to the Clear Creek ER

February 5, 2019 | Clear Creek

Not being able to take a full, deep breath can be scary – for you or a child or loved one. Congestion can hamper breathing so much so that you want immediate relief. Congestion can result from a […]

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When Should You Visit the ER Instead of Urgent Care?

January 30, 2019 | Clear Creek Katy River Oaks

When a medical situation arises that calls for prompt attention, you want to get to the right place first to avoid wasting precious time. While the words “urgent care” and “emergency room” may seem like one in the […]

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