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We’ve been a mess around my house, to put it bluntly. Colds and illnesses for everyone! My 10 year old had to stay home from school all last week because of a whopper of a double ear infection while my daughter was home for 2 days thanks to a cold complete with tummy ache. These are all ailments that could have been diagnosed and on their way to better with Walgreens Healthcare Clinic Peoria.
Luckily, there was a light at the end of that dark tunnel. We were able to get the medicine we needed at Walgreens and all my children are now back to school. While the #HealthcareClinic Peoria location is the closest, yet still a little too far away, I’m hoping my local Walgreens pharmacies begin to offer this service. With family care ranging from treatment of bronchitis to administering vaccinations, all with a walk-in wait of usually less than 20 minutes, we could be in and back home resting off our ailments well within an hour. Being a busy mom with a busy schedule, I appreciate being seen exactly when we need to be, unlike the doctor’s office where you’re never sure of wait times. I can list 3 times I could have used a Walgreens Healthcare Clinic just last week alone.
Top 3 Times I Needed a Walgreens Healthcare Clinic
(just last week alone)
1. Ear Infections
Not just an ear infection, but a double ear infection. Jedi, my son who was the unfortunate host of 2 very bad ears, was miserable for most of last week. His hearing was muffled and he complained of various aches. Then, there was the eye drainage. I’ve never experienced eye drainage with an ear infection before, but this was without question the worst of it, though apparently normal. If there was a healthcare clinic close by, this in itself would have warranted a trip just to ease both of our minds.
2. Skin Conditions
Walgreens Healthcare Clinics can diagnose and treat a number of skin conditions, including rashes. Jedi has had a rash on his hands that we have been trying to treat with a simple regimen of regular lotion. This rash wasn’t serious enough to miss school, thus I kept putting off getting it checked. We were able to get the hydrocortisone cream needed while seen for his ear infections, but the rash could have been treated sooner if we were able to walk in to a Walgreens Clinic around our schedule.
3. Cold & Cough
I can always tell when Abby, my 5 year old, doesn’t feel well because she’ll sleep when she’s usually go go go. For a few days last week, she slept a lot. I wasn’t sure if it was enough to be seen by a doctor, however, thus we took it a day at a time. I could have easily ran her up to a Walgreens Healthcare Clinic, just to make sure it wasn’t anything more serious. After a few days, though, she was mostly back to herself, coloring and loud, save for a cough that’s always the last to leave.
So much of parenting is second-guessing. Should she see a doctor? Why didn’t I get his rash checked sooner? With Walgreens Healthcare Clinics, there’s an answer when we need it. For now, I’m hoping this week continues to be better than last. It has to be, right?