Moms don’t get sick days. Sorry, it’s just not in the benefits package of the job you signed up for. Mom Life is a 24 hour, 7 day a week position. If a mom catches the flu, her world doesn’t stop- no matter how sick she is. Diapers still need to be changed. School drop offs and pickups still need to be made. Meals still need to be made – well maybe meals can be bought and delivered – but kids still need to be fed. Moms also don’t have the luxury of what we know we need to get better, we can’t rest, much less get more sleep when we’re already sleep deprived, we can’t just “take it easy.”
So What’s A Mom to Do?
So what’s a mom to do? If sick days are not an option, a mom has to do everything in her power to try and avoid getting sick. If you find yourself hit with flu symptoms, such as a cough, fever or chills, or a sore throat, know that MD Now Urgent Care centers are the experts in flu treatment and MD Now will get you feeling better quickly. A MD Now Urgent Care physician can prescribe anti-viral medications to shorten the duration and severity of your symptoms. This could keep a mild case of influenza from becoming severe enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room. But the best part? They can get you in and OUT fast. In and out within an hour (but usually even quicker!)
But what steps are there that you can take to help prevent getting sick in the first place? Have you heard that this year’s flu season is being called an epidemic? Your first line of defense should be making getting your annual flu shot a priority, if you haven’t gotten one yet, it’s not TOO late to get your flu shot! Next, a mom on a stay-healthy mission tries to eat healthy meals (in-between handfuls of goldfish crackers), she sneaks in a workout when she can (even if it’s just pushing a stroller to the park), she uses those little antibacterial wipes that the grocery stores have to wipe down shopping carts, and SHE GETS A FLU SHOT. (Notice how I’m mentioning this again? It’s that important!)
I spend a lot of time driving up and down US1, and because of my BFF relationship with MD Now Urgent Care, I excitedly watched their newest Dadeland location being built and the banners on the corner of US1 and SW 67th Avenue go from “Coming Soon!” to “Open Now!” The BEST news? According to google maps, the Dadeland MD Now Urgent Care center is, get this: 6 minutes and 1.3 miles away from my home (Hello! Can you say convenient?!)
So I printed out my Flu shot coupon (psst! Click on the link below one below to save $10 on your MD Now flu shot!) and took my healthy self to MD Now to get my flu shot. In and out in no time at all. Picked up a salad from Giradino’s (eating healthy!), then treated myself to a new top at Blush Boutique (I think shopping counts as self care, doesn’t it?) since both are in the same shopping center as the new Dadeland MD Now and then I drove my healthy mom self to the school pick up line.
MD Now makes flu treatment more convenient
With more than 33 walk-in locations throughout Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties, MD Now makes flu treatment more convenient. Walk-in clinic hours extend from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. This allows those experiencing flu-like symptoms to get quicker diagnosis and treatment. Speed can be essential since antiviral medications tend to be most effective when administered within the first 48 hours.
MD Now Miami locations include Dadeland, Pinecrest, The Falls, Cutler Bay, North Miami Beach and Brickell. For more information about MD Now Urgent Care or to find which one of MD Now’s 33 South Florida locations is the most convenient to you, please check out the MD Now Urgent Care website.
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