Every month, Dr. Sandy Vieder of Lakes Urgent Care answers your questions about timely health issues.

From asthma to flu shots, sports injuries to seasonal health topics, Dr. Sandy Vieder, Medical Director and co-owner of Lakes Urgent Care, answers questions asked by his patients every month.



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MRSA

MRSA is a very treatable bacterial infection, but the key is seeking medical attention early before symptoms worsen and the infection progresses. Boils or abscesses must be evaluated by a health care professional for incisions and drainage. The primary treatment is medications and antibiotic therapy that is not resistant to MRSA. Sometimes intravenous (IV) antibiotics are necessary if the infection does not respond to oral antibiotics. The recovery process varies and depends upon how quickly treatment is sought, the severity of the infection and response to treatment.

Category: MRSA

MRSA symptoms in children and adults are the same, although can vary based upon the initial skin infection or its severity. In general, seek medical attention when you see skin containing pus or fluid, such as an abscess, blister or boil. Also look for areas where the skin may be red and swollen, and feels hot and tender to the touch. This could be cellulitis, a common potentially serious bacterial skin infection. The rash of cellulitis may also begin with red bumps that begin to spread.

Category: MRSA

The basics of good hygiene apply to best protect yourself and your family from MRSA and other bacterial related infections. Frequently wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer for at least 30 seconds. Avoid sharing toiletries like razors and towels. For those involved in athletics, avoid sharing sports equipment, and always wear shower shoes in the locker room. Avoid touching others who have visible skin cuts or abrasions. If you have cuts or abrasions, cover them to protect yourself and others. MRSA is most commonly contracted from contaminated items and surfaces in crowded living conditions, like dorms, barracks and athletic settings, where skin to skin contact can occur.

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MRSA

MRSA is a very treatable bacterial infection, but the key is seeking medical attention early before symptoms worsen and the infection progresses. Boils or abscesses must be evaluated by a health care professional for incisions and drainage. The primary treatment is medications and antibiotic therapy that is not resistant to MRSA. Sometimes intravenous (IV) antibiotics are necessary if the infection does not respond to oral antibiotics. The recovery process varies and depends upon how quickly treatment is sought, the severity of the infection and response to treatment.

Category: MRSA

MRSA symptoms in children and adults are the same, although can vary based upon the initial skin infection or its severity. In general, seek medical attention when you see skin containing pus or fluid, such as an abscess, blister or boil. Also look for areas where the skin may be red and swollen, and feels hot and tender to the touch. This could be cellulitis, a common potentially serious bacterial skin infection. The rash of cellulitis may also begin with red bumps that begin to spread.

Category: MRSA

The basics of good hygiene apply to best protect yourself and your family from MRSA and other bacterial related infections. Frequently wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer for at least 30 seconds. Avoid sharing toiletries like razors and towels. For those involved in athletics, avoid sharing sports equipment, and always wear shower shoes in the locker room. Avoid touching others who have visible skin cuts or abrasions. If you have cuts or abrasions, cover them to protect yourself and others. MRSA is most commonly contracted from contaminated items and surfaces in crowded living conditions, like dorms, barracks and athletic settings, where skin to skin contact can occur.

Category: MRSA

MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a type of bacterial infection which commonly affects the skin causing boils, abscesses and other skin infections. If MRSA goes unrecognized or untreated it can extend to deeper tissue and even enter the bloodstream. It can also result in bacterial infections like pneumonia, meningitis and other life threatening illnesses very rapidly. The most significant concern regarding MRSA is its resistance to commonly used antibiotics, which can make the MRSA infection more aggressive and difficult to treat.

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"I needed to take my two boys in to be seen today and we just moved to the neighborhood so I googled the nearest urgent care and boy am I so glad I did because this is the BEST urgent care that I have ever been to!! They were super fast and got us seen right away. The nurse made my sons laugh and feel comfortable the whole time. The doctor was very thorough and really connected with my boys which calmed their nerves. They even gave my sons a prize for coming in! Thank you for being so kind and thorough in this fast paced world!! You guys are awesome!"

Deshon - Google review

Lakes Urgent Care
5
2020-07-20T11:13:48-04:00

Deshon - Google review

"I needed to take my two boys in to be seen today and we just moved to the neighborhood so I googled the nearest urgent care and boy am I so glad I did because this is the BEST urgent care that I have ever been to!! They were super fast and got us seen right away. The nurse made my sons laugh and feel comfortable the whole time. The doctor was very thorough and really connected with my boys which calmed their nerves. They even gave my sons a prize for coming in! Thank you for being so kind and thorough in this fast paced world!! You guys are awesome!"
"They were incredibly fast to get us back and taken care of and super professional when I had questions. I can’t say enough good things! Thank you Lakes Urgent Care in Livonia for being so professional, quick and clean!! It’s worth the drive if you’re in Southeast Michigan. Definitely our urgent care of choice!!"


Whitney - Facebook review

Lakes Urgent Care
5
2020-07-20T10:43:28-04:00

Whitney - Facebook review

"They were incredibly fast to get us back and taken care of and super professional when I had questions. I can’t say enough good things! Thank you Lakes Urgent Care in Livonia for being so professional, quick and clean!! It’s worth the drive if you’re in Southeast Michigan. Definitely our urgent care of choice!!"
"I woke up Sunday with severe vertigo. After calling my PCP I decided I couldn't wait and went to Lakes Urgent Care Livonia. They got me in quickly, did a thorough exam and sent in a prescription to my pharmacy. The doctor explained everything to me in a manner I could understand. I have complete confidence in the doctor. Also, I felt safe (coronavirus) and everyone was pleasant and helpful. Additionally, the doctor made a follow up phone call to check on me! I'm happy to say the medicine prescribed is working great!"

Cindy - Google review

Lakes Urgent Care
5
2020-07-20T11:33:19-04:00

Cindy - Google review

"I woke up Sunday with severe vertigo. After calling my PCP I decided I couldn't wait and went to Lakes Urgent Care Livonia. They got me in quickly, did a thorough exam and sent in a prescription to my pharmacy. The doctor explained everything to me in a manner I could understand. I have complete confidence in the doctor. Also, I felt safe (coronavirus) and everyone was pleasant and helpful. Additionally, the doctor made a follow up phone call to check on me! I'm happy to say the medicine prescribed is working great!"
"This place was awesome! Phone etiquette was amazing and they accommodated me last minute. Once I was there the environment was clean, staff was really nice informative and even with everything going on with this pandemic they were very attentive and professional. Super helpful and even though I went just for testing the doctor made sure to stop in and answer any questions I had. I’d recommend this place for any urgent needs!"

Andrea - Google review

Lakes Urgent Care
5
2020-07-20T10:46:23-04:00

Andrea - Google review

"This place was awesome! Phone etiquette was amazing and they accommodated me last minute. Once I was there the environment was clean, staff was really nice informative and even with everything going on with this pandemic they were very attentive and professional. Super helpful and even though I went just for testing the doctor made sure to stop in and answer any questions I had. I’d recommend this place for any urgent needs!"
"My minor daughter, my elderly mom and myself went here this morning @ 10am and from the intake worker to the nursing staff and Doctors we have never been treated so kindly at any other ER. Very friendly, compassionate staff. They even let all three of us go into one exam room and treat all of us as a family unit! We all three highly recommended Lakes Urgent Care!"

Kimberly - Facebook review

Lakes Urgent Care
5
2020-07-20T10:36:23-04:00

Kimberly - Facebook review

"My minor daughter, my elderly mom and myself went here this morning @ 10am and from the intake worker to the nursing staff and Doctors we have never been treated so kindly at any other ER. Very friendly, compassionate staff. They even let all three of us go into one exam room and treat all of us as a family unit! We all three highly recommended Lakes Urgent Care!"
"Super clean, they take your temperature before you walk in. I saw the staff clean everything after every patient. The staff and doctor were so great today! Thank you for servicing our community! Highly recommended!"

Stephanie - Facebook review

Lakes Urgent Care
5
2020-07-20T10:41:37-04:00

Stephanie - Facebook review

"Super clean, they take your temperature before you walk in. I saw the staff clean everything after every patient. The staff and doctor were so great today! Thank you for servicing our community! Highly recommended!"
"Needed care for my 93 yr old Father in Law during Covid pandemic. We were not infected but he needed a simple procedure. Their complete screening process before entering Clinic dispersed any worries we had. Everything went great. Huge effort to ensure everybody's health and safety. Well done."

Aaron - Facebook review

Lakes Urgent Care
5
2020-07-20T10:44:59-04:00

Aaron - Facebook review

"Needed care for my 93 yr old Father in Law during Covid pandemic. We were not infected but he needed a simple procedure. Their complete screening process before entering Clinic dispersed any worries we had. Everything went great. Huge effort to ensure everybody's health and safety. Well done."
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