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COPD Awareness and Symptoms

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a group of progressive lung diseases, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Both conditions make breathing more difficult. They often occur together in COPD patients with varying degrees of severity. What are the Symptoms of COPD? Symptoms are often mild at first, becoming increasingly severe as the disease progresses. …

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Diabetes Emergencies

If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you are at risk of having your blood sugar levels get too high (hyperglycemia) or too low (hypoglycemia). Both conditions can cause serious, sometimes life-threatening complications. Symptoms of High & Low Blood Sugar Symptoms of hyperglycemia include: Thirst Frequent urination Fatigue Nausea and vomiting Shortness of …

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Are You More Likely to Catch a Cold in the Winter?

Winter brings more than just shorter days and colder temperatures—it also makes you more likely to catch a cold. The common cold is an upper respiratory tract infection caused by rhinoviruses and other types of respiratory viruses. You experience numerous unpleasant symptoms and generally feel rundown as your immune system fights off the infection. Here’s …

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Winter Asthma Attacks

Asthma symptoms tend to worsen in cold weather. If you suffer from this chronic respiratory condition, remain vigilant against potential flare-ups this time of year. What Causes Asthma Attacks? Asthma triggers—or anything that causes a person with asthma to cough, wheeze, or struggle to breathe—are found both indoors and outside during the winter. It’s important …

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Get Expert Bug Bite Treatment in Harlingen, TX, or Fort Worth, TX

Exceptional Emergency Center can help if you need any type of serious bug bite treatment in the Harlingen, TX, or Fort Worth, TX, area. Most bug bites aren’t anything more than a minor annoyance; however, there are some situations that can become serious, even to the point of being life-threatening. While regular bug bites may …

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COVID-19 TESTING UPDATE:

The Exceptional Emergency Room staff and physicians care about you and your loved ones. We are here 24/7 for all your emergency care needs.

  1. If you are experiencing fever, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, weakness, numbness, sensory loss, or any other emergent medical problems, please call 911 or seek medical care immediately at your nearest Emergency Room.
  2. To provide the highest quality emergency medical care to our communities, we are directing all routine COVID testing to outpatient community resources.
  3. Testing through local resources, including your primary care doctor, urgent care, walk-in clinic, or local health department, is appropriate under the following circumstances:
    1. If you have been exposed to a person known to have COVID, and you do not have symptoms, we recommend that you self-quarantine at home and seek testing 4-5 days after exposure. It often takes this long for the infection to be detected by routine lab testing.
    2. If you have no symptoms or very mild symptoms, outpatient testing is also typically appropriate.
    3. Please follow this link for local COVID testing resources.
  4. If you have tested negative, you should still self-quarantine for 14 days from the day of suspected exposure as it can take anywhere from 2-14 days to come down with symptoms of this infection.
  5. Please kindly limit your phone time with our Emergency Rooms as the phone lines are needed to communicate with other health care entities and to provide patients their test results. Thank you for your understanding during this trying time.