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TREATING JOINT & MUSCLE INJURIES, PAIN, ARTHRITIS & MORE

Understanding and Treating Ear Infections

Dr. Mark Hosko, MD, December 1 2020

Here at Portland Urgent Care, we see a lot of ear infections in our walk-in medical clinic. Many of the patients suffering from ear infections are infants and young children. In fact, nearly half of all the antibiotic prescriptions in the US are written for babies and children with middle ear infections, also known as otitis media.

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Treating Painful Urinary Tract Infections – UTI

Dr. Mark Hosko, MD, December 1 2020

For most people, the pain and burning of a urinary tract infection are easily handled with some over-the-counter painkillers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Anyone experiencing severe pain and discomfort with a urinary tract infection should visit Portland Urgent Care immediately. Acute pain can be an indicator that the infection has spread in...

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IV Nutrient Therapy and the Modified Myers’ Cocktail

Dr. Mark Hosko, MD, December 1 2020

It’s called a Modified Myer’s Cocktail, and it’s a tidal wave of vitamins and minerals necessary for the proper functioning of more than 200 cellular mechanisms in the body. The Myers’ Cocktail is the most efficient way to get nutrients into the body because it bypasses the gut and goes straight into the bloodstream. This means a patient gets optim...

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Splinters and Slivers / When you need the help of a professional

Dr. Mark Hosko, MD, December 1 2020

When thinking about the medical emergencies that we see here at Portland Urgent Care, the terms “splinter” or “sliver” may not be the emergencies that first come to mind. While most splinters and slivers do not require emergency treatment, there are some cases when you do need to see a doctor or other health care professional to remove the object,...

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