Is a Kidney Stone a Cause For Serious Concern?

Is a Kidney Stone a Cause For Serious Concern?

Do you know someone who has had a kidney stone? If so, you likely have heard they are very painful and aren’t any fun at all to experience. While this is certainly the case, kidney stones are highly treatable. Our AFC Urgent Care Ooltewah team further highlights what...
How Can I Manage My Allergies This Spring?

How Can I Manage My Allergies This Spring?

Allergies affect millions of Americans every year. While some experience them in the fall and winter, most experience them during the spring, when trees, grasses, flowers and weeds begin to bloom at a rapid pace. It’s tough to enjoy the beauty of spring when you’re...
Why Does My Child Bruise a Lot?

Why Does My Child Bruise a Lot?

As much as we want them to be more careful, kids will do what kids do—they’ll run into things and fall down much more than we’d like them to. However, this is what it is to be a kid, and the more active your child is, the better! Is there a point when you should be...
Is My Stomach Pain a Sign of Something Serious?

Is My Stomach Pain a Sign of Something Serious?

Tummy troubles are very common. If we eat too much, eat something doesn’t agree with our system or feel queasy in the car, the feeling of uneasiness isn’t uncommon. Sometimes, though, persistent tummy troubles can actually be a sign of something more serious. Learn...
Is Croup a Cause for Serious Concern?

Is Croup a Cause for Serious Concern?

Is your child experiencing a scary-sounding cough that sounds like a dog’s bark? If so, he or she probably has croup, but you don’t need to worry. Croup is typically harmless, and you can usually effectively treat it in the comfort of your own home. Our AFC Urgent...
When Should Strep Throat Be Treated?

When Should Strep Throat Be Treated?

It can be tough to know whether your sore throat is simply a sore throat or if it’s something more, like strep throat. Strep throat is common during these winter months, and if you’re at all worried that you may have it, it’s best to get a rapid strep test at our AFC...
What Should I Know About the Flu?

What Should I Know About the Flu?

The flu often gets worse this time of year, and rates are already higher than they were last year. With fewer people wearing masks and little social distancing, you’ll likely need to be more intentional in preventing the flu this year. Our AFC Urgent Care Ooltewah...