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CONSIDER KCAM AND ERKATY FOR LUNCH!

Tell your friends and co-workers, or come alone and meet others at this fun lunchtime event promoting healthy living and the arts in our beautiful community.

Friday June 5th 11:30am to 1:30pm

$15 for non-members, $12 for Kcam members (walk-ins are welcome, but pre-purchase is encouraged)

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POOR BABY! EAR INFECTIONS IN CHILDREN – ER KATY

Ear infections in children are one of the most common reasons for doctor visits outside of regular checkups. According to the National Institutes of Health, by the age of three, 75% of children will have experienced at least one ear infection.

WHAT IS AN EAR INFECTION?

Ear infections, or otitis media with effusion, involve the tubes in the middle ear. The ear becomes infected by bacteria or viruses from bathing or swimming, or after colds or other respiratory infections. As a result, the ear canal fills with fluid, causing intense pressure and pain. Ear infections often impact hearing as well. The adenoid glands near the ear can also become swollen and cause similar symptoms.

SIGNS OF AN EAR INFECTION

Below are typical symptoms of ear infections in small children:

  • Frequent crying
  • Rubbing, tugging or scratching the ear or cheeks
  • Fluid draining from the ear
  • Problems sleeping
  • Difficulty hearing
  • Difficulty with balance or standing
  • Fever
  • Irritability
  • Tenderness or pain in the vicinity of the ear

IS IT AN EMERGENCY?

Sometimes ear infections pass on their own and are of short duration. However, you should bring your child to ER Katy for emergency medical treatment if you see any of the following symptoms:

  • Severe pain
  • High fever
  • Symptoms don’t resolve within a day
  • Discharge of fluid, pus or blood

TREATMENT

A doctor will inspect the ear canal for signs of blockage and infection. In many cases, treatment is quick and can resolve the issue within a day or two. In some cases, particularly in children who experience recurrent infections, the child may need tubes surgically implanted to help with drainage. Antibiotics and pain medications may also be prescribed.

For more details on how to recognize an ear infection, visit WebMD.

The National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders also has great information on ear infections.

If you suspect your child has an ear infection that requires emergency medical treatment, the doctors and staff at ER Katy are ready to help. Come in at the first sign of distress. We are here for you!

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WHEN SPRINGTIME SNIFFLES REQUIRE EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT

For many people in Texas, it’s that time of year again. Runny noses, sniffles, and coughing are all too common symptoms in the springtime. While you generally don’t need to panic and seek emergency medical treatment, here are some signs that may help you decide if a trip to the ER is necessary.

But is it a cold or is it springtime allergies? There are a few ways to distinguish between the two:

Colds:

  • Runny nose with yellow discharge
  • Body aches
  • Scratchy throat with sneezing and coughing
  • Fever
  • Generally lasts 10 days or less

Allergies:

  • Runny nose with clear discharge
  • Wheezing Sneezing and coughing
  • Watery/itchy eyes
  • No fever
  • No body aches
  • Can last an extended period of time if exposure to allergen persists

Treatment options

When you suspect it’s a cold, the best care is drinking fluids, getting a lot of rest, and eating well. You can use over-the-counter decongestants to relieve symptoms, but there’s no magic wand, and a cold generally needs to run its course.

For allergies, fluids and rest are also a good idea. There are over-the-counter and prescription medications to help with symptoms, and for particularly bad cases, allergy shots can provide a lot of relief.

When to seek emergency medical treatment

Sometimes what you originally thought was just a common cold can take a turn for the worse, and in actuality is may be a far more serious problem that may require emergency medical treatment. ERKaty is a free-standing emergency room, and if you experience any of the following issues, they may indicate a condition that requires immediate medical care: Persistent or high fever Coughing is particularly violent and painful Difficulty breathing in general, or when taking deep breaths Contact the staff at ERKaty for emergency medical treatment if you or anyone you know is experiencing any of the symptoms above. ERKaty is open 24/7 and their Board-Certified Emergency Medical doctors are ready to help at any hour. Call them at (281) 395-9900.

For more information:

Guide from WebMD

Mayo Clinic tips to tell the difference between colds and allergies

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ALLERGIC REACTIONS: WHEN TO VISIT ER KATY

Anaphylaxis is a severe, whole-body reaction to a chemical that has become an allergen. This generally occurs due to exposure to a chemical from things like snake bites, bee stings, food, and drugs, although allergic reactions can also occur at any time with no known reason. Symptoms develop quickly, often within seconds or minutes, and they can be life-threatening. Symptoms may include any of the following:

Abdominal pain

Abnormal (high-pitched) breathing sounds

Anxiety Chest discomfort or tightness

Cough Diarrhea Difficulty breathing

Difficulty swallowing

Dizziness or light-headedness

Hives, itchiness

Nasal congestion

Nausea or vomiting

Palpitations

Skin redness

Slurred speech

Swelling of the mouth, face, eyes, or tongue

Unconsciousness

Wheezing

If you think you are having an anaphylactic reaction, go to an emergency room and seek medical attention immediately.

For immediate medical attention and emergency care for allergic reactions in Katy, Texas, ERKaty is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. No appointment is needed. For more information, call (281) 395-9900

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WHY IS BOARD CERTIFICATION IMPORTANT?

Board certification requires extensive training and a rigorous review of a doctor’s knowledge, experience and skill in a medical specialty. Board certification also means that a doctor is actively improving his or her practice of medicine through continuing education. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition. Dr. Ethan Brown received his undergraduate degree from Rice University, where he is a community associate advisor and received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston in 1993. He completed his residency at the University of Texas at Houston, Hermann Hospital. Dr. Ethan Brown is board-certified in emergency medicine and has practiced emergency medicine for over 16 years. He grew up in Houston and has lots of family and friends in the Katy area.

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DR. ETHAN BROWN ON FOX NEWS

Dr. Ethan Brown was featured in a story by Fox News about free standing emergency rooms. Thank you Fox News for including us in this great clip! The story offers a good explanation about why free standing emergency rooms are necessary to help alleviate long waits and over crowing at the traditional emergency rooms in hospitals. Free standing emergency rooms offer a higher level of personal care in a much more timely manner. So next time you’re in need of Emergency Care please come visit us at The Emergency Room at Katy Main Street.

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ANIMAL BITES ARE NO JOKE! HEAD TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM

Whether you’re out at the dog park, visiting a friend, or even playing with your own pets, you are always at risk of dogs, cats and other small animals biting you or your child. Below are some tips in case this ever happens to you.

First Aid

These are steps you should follow for all bite wounds, whether or not you decide to seek medical treatment:

* Immediately wash the bite wound thoroughly with soap and water.
* If the wound is bleeding, apply pressure with a clean cloth or gauze pad. Once the wound has stopped bleeding, disinfect with a spray or ointment and cover with a sterile bandage.
* Take over-the-counter pain medication such as ibuprofen or aspirin as necessary, following instructions on the label.
When to seek medical treatment
Sometimes bite wounds can be relatively minor in appearance. However, all animal bites pose a risk of infection or disease transmission and should be taken more seriously than similar wounds from other causes. Immediately see a doctor whenever any of the following are true:
* the animal in question is a stray, a wild animal, or one not current on rabies vaccinations;
* the bite is on the face, neck, or near a joint;
* the bite is large or deep, as puncture wounds become infected easily;
* the wound becomes infected (the wound becomes red, swollen, hot to the touch or increasingly painful);
* the person bitten has not had a tetanus shot within the past ten years (or can’t remember);
* the wound does not stop bleeding or there is torn skin (may need stitches);
* or any time when you’re not sure if you should seek medical care.
Potential for rabies
Rabies is a real disease that affects both domestic pets and wild animals including raccoons, squirrels and bats. Immediate treatment is critical. When possible, capture the animal or get the owner’s contact information so you have more details to provide to the medical provider.
Read more on animal bites:
* Preventing Animal Bites from the American Veterinary Medical Association
* Animal Bite First Aid from the Mayo Clinic
We hope you never have to experience an animal bite, but if you ever find yourself in that situation, please come see us right away! We are here 24/7 to provide you with emergency medical treatment for animal bites or anything else. ER Katy is a free-standing emergency room, and our experienced and caring staff is ready and waiting to help! Call us any time at (281) 395-9900.

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PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY? WHEN TO GO TO AN EMERGENCY ROOM CLINIC

As a parent, any bump, fall, or bruise can cause both you and your child to have a major freak out. But just because there’s a lot of screaming and crying, and even if there’s blood, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to rush to urgent care.
Severe symptoms of a pediatric emergency:

1) Severe mechanism of trauma (fall from height)
2) Limb, head or body deformity
3) Excessive bleeding (bleeding does not stop, bleeding occurs through nose, ears etc, coughing up blood, vomiting blood)
4) Excessive bruising
5) Passing out
6) Mental changes, lethargy, decreased level of consciousness or persistent crying
7) Shortness of breath, high pitched breathing or using abdominal muscles to help with breath
8) Blue skin, blue color around mouth
9) High fever greater than 102 at any age, or any fever less than six months old
10) Purplish spot rash, or any rapidly developing rash
11) Mouth, lip or tongue swelling
10) Excessive vomiting or diarrhea or poor oral intake causing dehydration

If your child displays any of the symptoms above, seek emergency medical treatment IMMEDIATELY.
See additional guidelines on how to identify a pediatric emergency, and treatment suggestions in this article from CNN.

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Children Emergency Room

Pediatric injuries can come from sports injuries, burns, allergic reactions, and so much more. When a child experiences a severe injury, parents must look for local emergency rooms to help them rehabilitate their children. Life-threatening ailments need to be treated as quickly as possible, and our location provides the best medical care in Katy, Texas.

Emergency rooms can be a scary place for both children and adults, especially right after they’ve experienced excruciating pain. This is why our kids’ room is designed to give parents and their little ones the peace of mind they deserve during their treatment. This dedicated space is one of the largest in our facility. Designed with bright, family-friendly colors along with toys and games, you have everything needed to ease your child’s’ concerns.

ER Katy provides the best emergency pediatric care in Katy, Texas. When your children experience an accident or injury that requires immediate treatment, our board-certified staffs of doctors and nurses are ready and equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. Our doctors and nurses have spent decades helping children who experience circumstances like these, and open 24/7, we are always ready to help.

As a parent, you can count on ER Katy to treat your child with care, expertise, and proven solutions. From rashes to burns to lacerations, our medical staff contains the experts your children need to overcome their emergency circumstance. Providing your children with immediate attention when they suffer is our number one goal. With seven separate emergency rooms fully equipped with the industry-leading technology, we cut down on wait times while also being able to help more individuals.

Just like a traditional hospital emergency room – but without excessive wait times – ER Katy offers 24-hour emergency medical and trauma care in your neighborhood. With a full-service lab, pharmacy, and imaging capabilities such as multi-slice CT scan, ultrasound, X-ray, cardiac and EKG monitoring all on site, we’re able to provide the same level of care you might find in a local hospital setting, but in a more efficient manner. And parking has never been easier.

With multiple treatment rooms, we’re able to accommodate our patients quickly and comfortably, getting you back to a healthy and active lifestyle. Walk-ins are welcome and there is an option to schedule an appointment, please call us today at 281-395-9900 for more information on how we can help you alleviate your emergency situation.

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Our Teddy Bear Clinic Is Saturday, March 21st, Register Now!

Attention Children and Parents! See what it’s like to be a little patient at ER Katy. Visit with your Teddy Bear or stuffed animal and learn how medical tests and procedures are performed on our tiniest patients.

*Listen to Breathing with a stethoscope
*Examine ears & nose with an otoscope
*Perform an X-ray of Teddy
*Diagnose imaginary ailments
*Receive (candy) prescriptions
Our latest Teddy Bear Clinic was a huge success! Thank you everyone for attending. If you would like to visit our next Teddy Bear Clinic please Register Now.