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Flu Patients Inundate Texas Emergency Rooms
Date:10/7/2009

hy, and most importantly, when it's time to seek medical attention," said Rick Covert, COO at First Choice Emergency Room.

While most flu cases are treated by drinking plenty of clear fluids and getting rest, there are some symptoms to watch for, especially in children, which might call for a trip to the emergency room:

  • For children: Severe vomiting, dehydration, fast or troubled breathing, difficulty waking, irritability, not wanting to be held, bluish or gray skin color, and symptoms that improve, but return with an increased fever or worsened cough.
  • For adults: Fast or troubled breathing, abdominal or chest pains, severe vomiting, dizziness, confusion, and symptoms that return after improvement.

About First Choice Emergency Room

First Choice ER facilities are freestanding, fully equipped emergency rooms. All physicians are board certified in emergency medicine, and all FCE nurses are emergency trained. It offers an innovative concept in the delivery of emergency medical services for adult and pediatric emergencies, both major and minor. With seven locations in the Houston area, three in Dallas/Ft Worth area and another planned to open in Georgetown in early 2010, patients receive high-quality treatment with minimal wait times.

For more information, locations and hours, visit www.FCER.com or call 866-99-FIRST (34778)

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