Headaches

Headaches & Migraines

We tend to think of headaches as a common malady affecting many of us. However, with some they occur far too often, and there is no need to accept that pain as a part of life. You should look for the relief that Makana North Shore Urgent Care can provide for you

Different types of Headaches

There are many causes for headaches however, they can be categorized into three main types; Sinus, Tension and finally Migraines, which can result in severe and extended pain.

Sinus Headaches

A sinus headache causes pain and pressure in the face, as well as congestion and fatigue. Some people that assume they have this type of headache may actually be experiencing a tension or even a migraine. Conferring with our medical professionals is portant so you can ensure proper treatment.

Tension Headaches

Tension or stress headaches are the most common type of headache for adults. The pain involved is dull and aching, and can range from mild to moderate. We can help stop a tension headache with either over the counter or prescription

medications such as pain-relievers, combination medications, or triptans.

Migraines

A migraine is a severe, throbbing headache that often occurs on one side of the head. Migraine symptoms include muscle tension, nausea, and vomiting, as well as increased sensitivity to light and sound.
The providers at Makana North Shore Urgent Care can help stop your migraine headache with acute treatment and migraine medication.




Severe Cough

Coughing is the body’s way of removing foreign material or mucus from the lungs and upper airway passages or of reacting to an irritated airway. Coughs have distinctive traits that can be recognized. A cough is only a symptom, not a disease, and often the importance of your cough can be determined only when other symptoms are evaluated by a Doctor or Provider.

Productive Coughs

A productive cough produces phlegm or mucus (sputum). The mucus may have drained down the back of the throat from the nose or sinuses or may have come up from the lungs. A productive cough generally should not be suppressed-it clears mucus from the lungs. Productive coughs can be caused from a variety of reasons, such as: viral illnesses, infections, chronic lung disease, smoking or other tobacco use and others.

Non-Productive Coughs

A non productive cough is dry and does not produce sputum. A dry, hacking cough may develop toward the end of a cold or after exposure to an irritant, such as dust or smoke.There are many causes of non-productive coughs, such as: viral illnesses, allergies, medications, asthma,

and others Come to Makana North Shore Urgent to receive proper diagnosis and treatment for your cough.


Pneumonia & Bronchitis

Pneumonia is a respiratory infection that affects the lungs. It is a fairly common illness that may affect just one lobe, the whole lung, or both lungs.

Most of the time pneumonia is caused by a bacterial infection, but it can also be caused by a virus, fungus, or parasite. The infection causes inflammation in the lungs and causes the air sacs within the lungs – the alveoli – to fill with fluid or mucus. This fluid makes it difficult to breathe and limits the amount of oxygen the lungs can take in.

Pneumonia symptoms include:

  • Chest pain.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Cough, which may be productive.
  • Fatigue.
  • Fever, shaking, and sweating chills.
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
  • Bronchitis symptoms include:

  • Cough
  • Mucus present when coughing
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Slight fever and chills
  • Sore chest
  • Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes, which carry air to your lungs. There are two types of bronchitis: acute and chronic. Acute bronchitis is common and usually is brought on by a cold or other virus. After you’ve been treated for acute bronchitis, you may have a lingering cough for several weeks.

    Chronic bronchitis, however, is a constant inflammation of the bronchial tubes, usually caused by smoking. Bronchitis is considered chronic when it lasts at least three months, with recurring bouts of coughing that happen for at least two years in a row.




    Allergies

    Allergies affect more than 50 million Americans each year! And while there is no cure for this pesky condition, you can manage your symptoms with prevention and treatment.

    The Kauai environment is one of the wettest in Hawaii and produces uniquely beautiful and plentiful fauna. So, the island

    can affect those that are susceptible to pollens and outdoor molds that are more prevalent here.

    Beyond pollens and plants there are many alternate sources of allergies no matter where you
    are: Foods, insect bites, reactions to medicines, etc. can all result in allergic reactions.

    Makana North Shore Urgent Care medical professionals are well versed in the allergies more common to Hawaii and Kauai, and will diagnose your allergies accurately and prescribe the best possible treatment for your relief.

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