We live in a high-stress world and primary care or basic health care is not always enough anymore. You need to think about preventive care in order to stay healthy and reduce your overall medical care costs. At Exer Urgent Care, we offer safe and proven preventive care options to help you meet your long-term health, immunity-building, and general wellness goals.
Some of our widely chosen injectables, oral therapies, and other treatments in this category include immunizations, vaccinations, antibiotics, antihistamines, steroids, anti-pain, anti-nausea, vitamin B complex, and vitamin B12 shots. The right treatment options can help you stay on a healthy track and reduce your risk of developing serious health conditions. Whether you’re traveling to an exotic location, or you’ve been feeling sick due to a vitamin deficiency, our injectable treatments can be the solution you need.
What Are the Health Benefits of Vitamin B12 Shots?
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that is critical to maintaining a healthy nerve function and overall well-being. Unfortunately, the human body can’t produce it on its own. We need to eat foods rich in vitamin B12 – like meat, fish, eggs, and dairy products – to ensure we get a sufficient amount of this essential nutrient. This means if you are a vegan, vegetarian, or don’t eat a balanced diet, you may develop a vitamin B12 deficiency. And before you say that you eat “fortified foods” – please know that there is no fortified breakfast cereal or Greek yogurt in the world that alone can adequately replenish your body’s vitamin B12 levels.
In relation to this, when a patient undergoes a weight loss surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, or plastic surgery, their body’s ability to absorb vitamin B12 usually is compromised for a while.
In cases where the vitamin deficiency is too severe and oral supplements are ineffective, the primary care physician or other health professionals might prescribe a vitamin B12 shot to increase its levels rapidly.
Deficiency of this vitamin is associated with several serious ailments including constant fatigue, pernicious anemia, and permanent neurological damage. Unexplained weight loss, memory loss, fatigue, dizziness, depression, poor balance, weakness, and heart palpitations are common symptoms of a vitamin B12 deficiency. If you have a vitamin deficiency, your doctor may order vitamin B12 or other B vitamins injections to correct the deficiency.
Some of the benefits you can experience after receiving a vitamin B12 shot include:
- Higher energy levels
- Better immune system (decrease in allergic reactions)
- Reduced hair loss
- Improved mood and concentration
- Improved fertility
To get a vitamin B12 injection at Exer Urgent Care, you can either get a prescription from your own primary care physician or from our healthcare professional during your visit. If you are not sure whether you have a deficiency, our doctors can order a test for you right there and provide a diagnosis. Each Exer Urgent Care clinic has a state-of-the-art lab on premises to ensure our patients get timely medical attention.
A B12 injection usually lasts for one week. Your doctor will discuss your medical history, possible drug interactions (if you’re taking any medications), and a customized injection schedule to make sure you meet your health goals safely.
When Do You Need Antibiotic Injections?
Antibiotics are medications used to fight bacterial infections by either killing the bacteria or preventing them from multiplying. Medical conditions like strep throat, urinary tract infections, bacterial pneumonia, skin infections, bloodstream infections, and some ear infections are treated by antibiotic injections.
These shots can be given as an injection into the muscle or an infusion through an IV drip directly into the blood. They are usually reserved for severe infections.
When you visit an Exer Urgent Care center for antibiotic injections, our doctors and wellness professionals begin by thoroughly examining you and discussing your medical history. Some antibiotics are not suitable for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or people with certain medical conditions. If you have been drinking alcohol or you take certain medications (like an oral contraceptive), your doctor will need to know that as well since some antibiotics can react unpredictably with these factors.
Visit Your Nearest Exer Urgent Care for Safe and Proven Health and Wellness Treatments at an Affordable Cost
At Exer Urgent Care, we pride ourselves in providing best-in-class urgent care as well as preventive care treatments and procedures, 7 days a week.