This post was sponsored by PhysicianOne Urgent Care as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
If you have children, you can agree with this statement: Mom’s do not get sick days. Whether you’re a working Mom, stay at home Mom, or even work from home Mom, it isn’t very likely that you’ll get a full 24 hours to be sick in your bed. I’m here to share how to survive a sick day when you’re a Mom. One of the first steps is to find a PhysicianOne Urgent Care Center. Don’t wait to find out what is ailing you because the sooner you treat an illness the quicker you’re back to your normal self.
Step 1: Find a Doctor
When you’re a sick Mom you don’t have the time to make a doctor’s appointment somewhere the same day you’re feeling sick. Since I don’t have a primary care physician, I use the PhysicianOne Urgent Care whenever I’m not feeling well. I know they always provide high-quality, convenient, and accessible healthcare, with extended hours that fit my schedule.
Did you know PhysicianOne Urgent Care offers online check in? There is a center located in Hamden, CT, just 15 minutes away from me and I don’t have to leave my house early to wait in lines!
Step 2: Use a Drive Thru Pharmacy
Make sure your family uses a pharmacy with a drive thru window before you’re actually sick. Waiting in line for medicine when you’re feeling awful is the worst. If you have your kids home with you when you’re sick, the drive thru makes picking up your prescription so much easier.
Step 3: Stay Hydrated
Don’t forget to drink a lot of fluids when you’re not feeling well. If you have a fever you’re more likely to become dehydrated and if you’re body is run down from lack of fluids, you won’t get better. Make sure you keep a large bottle of water by your side at all times. Hate plain water? Add lemon slices or fresh fruit to flavor your water.
Step 4: Call in Reinforcements
Never hesitate to call family or friends to watch your kids for a few hours while you rest. We have a list of people who will gladly play with the girls for a few hours while I nap and I’m so very thankful for them. If you don’t have anyone trustworthy that can help with your children, use the television as a babysitter.
Step 5: Let Go of Normal.
When Mom is sick, all rules are thrown out the window. Let your kids watch tv, don’t worry about dirty dishes, and ignore the pile of laundry waiting to be washed. The only way you will get better is if you let go of normal and rest.
If you’re a Mom and unfortunate enough to catch one of the bugs your children bring home from school, don’t hesitate to visit a PhysicianOne Urgent Care center first. PhysicianOne Urgent Care centers are not just for sick Moms, but for the whole family. Before heading to the Emergency Room for non-life threatening injuries and illnesses for anyone of all ages, babies to the elderly, visit a PhysicianOne Urgent Care center. They also offer X-ray, lab, IV services and flu shots every day, no appointment necessary and almost all insurances are accepted. If you have children who play sports, right now PhysicianOne Urgent Care is running a promotion for $35 youth sports physicals until September 15th.
If you’re concerned about whether or not you can be treated at a PhysicianOne Urgent Care center, call 855.349.2828