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When to Call Our GP Service in Marbella For an Illness or Injury

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When you're injured or feeling unwell, it can be tricky to know when your condition is severe enough to contact a doctor. Thankfully, our GP service in Marbella is available 24 hours a day, every day - even Christmas day - so you can be sure you'll get the care you need when you need it.

To make sure you know exactly when you need to call our GP service in Marbella, our team have put together a few helpful tips for you.

Life-threatening emergencies

Call our GP service in Marbella if you have a medical emergency. For example, when someone is seriously ill or injured, and their life is at risk, then you should call our team immediately.

Medical emergencies can include 

  • loss of consciousness
  • an acute confused state
  • fits or seizures that aren't stopping
  • chest pain
  • severe bleeding
  • severe allergic reactions
  • severe burns or scalds.

Call our GP service in Marbella immediately if you or someone else is having a heart attack or stroke. With these conditions, every second counts, and medical help must arrive as soon as possible.

You should also make sure you call our team if you think someone has had significant trauma, such as after a severe road traffic accident or a severe head injury.

Non-life-threatening emergencies

If there's no life-threatening emergency and you or the person you're with doesn't need immediate medical attention, try to monitor your condition for a couple of days before you call a doctor. If your health doesn't improve or worsens over a couple of days, then call on our GP service in Marbella for a check-up.

Irritability and/or unrelenting pain

For most illnesses or injuries, you can manage crankiness or discomfort with a little TLC or over the counter medication. In most instances, the crankiness or pain comes and goes. But when it doesn't ease off, it can be a signal that you need medical attention. If your pain doesn't subside and you're always uncomfortable or in pain, call on our GP service in Marbella.

Trouble breathing

If you notice any tightness in your chest, are struggling to catch your breath or feel like you can't take in enough air, you need to call our GP service in Marbella immediately. We'll be with you as soon as possible to help ease your breathing trouble and get you checked out. Signs you're breathing needs checking out include:

  • Retractions - when you use extra muscles to help you breathe.
  • You are making a wheezing or squeaking noise when breathing.
  • Inability to talk because of breathlessness.
  • You are breathing fast.
  • You are looking pale — or worse, blue.

Red or purple rashes that don't get paler when you press on them

Most rashes, no matter what colour they are, should become paler when you press on them. If they don't, it could be that they're caused by bleeding into the skin. These types of rashes may also be caused by a life-threatening infection or other serious health problems.

Remember, our GP service in Marbella is on hand 24/7 so you can be sure you'll get the medical attention you need when you need it.