If this is a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.
If you or a family member has gotten into an accident or has received an injury, Riverside ER in New Braunfels, TX is ready to assist you. Here are some common accidents and injuries that may require emergency care:
If you believe that you have a broken bone, which can be diagnosed by an inability to move that part of the body, movement with extreme pain, or disfigurement, you must receive medical help. Doctors at Riverside ER are happy to help you and your family with treatment for broken bones, sprains, and strains.
Head injuries are always a cause for concern. Concussions can cause a lot of issues that may not be obvious right off the bat. Serious blows to the head may cause traumatic brain injuries that could impact a person physically and intellectually for the rest of their life. If you have received a serious blow to the head, seek out medical attention immediately. Do not wait for the symptoms to show up.
Also known as influenza, symptoms of the flu include muscle aches, a wet or dry cough, chills, dehydration, fatigue, fever, flushing, sweating, congestion, runny nose and sneezing, and nausea. The flu requires a medical diagnosis for treatment and is highly contagious.
Coughing or throwing up blood is cause for immediate concern. This could be a symptom of multiple serious medical issues such as infections or even cancer. If you are coughing or throwing up blood, get to your nearest ER as soon as you can.
Infections can become serious issues and even fatal if they are not treated properly. There are multiple different types of infections. Upper respiratory, sinus, strep throat, UTI’s, and STI’s are all example of infections. Most infections require medication that must be prescribed by a doctor.
Allergic reactions, especially a first-time allergic reaction, may call for emergency care, depending on the severity. Hives, rash, fever, digestive problems, shock, and sneezing or a runny nose are all possible symptoms of an allergic reaction.
Both Type 1 and 2 diabetes can cause increased thirst, frequent urination, hunger, and fatigue. Diabetes is a serious disease that requires medical attention.
Other sicknesses that may require emergency care: