What Are the Common Symptoms of STDs?

What Are the Common Symptoms of STDs?

STD symptoms aren’t as common as you might think. Yes, there are common symptoms that show up when you get an STD, but many people who have an STD don’t even know they have one! Our team at AFC Urgent Care Ooltewah goes on to provide further information about STDs...
What to Know About Gout

What to Know About Gout

Gout can affect anyone, but it more often affects men than it does women. In fact, men can be three times more likely to get gout than women because they have higher levels of uric acid most of their lives. Our AFC Urgent Care Ooltewah team provides some more helpful...
Am I at Risk of Pulling a Muscle?

Am I at Risk of Pulling a Muscle?

You probably know that stretching and warming up before exercising is important, but do you know why? Physical exertion on cold, stiff muscles increases your risk of pulling a muscle, which is painful and can cause long-lasting discomfort. Our AFC Urgent Care Ooltewah...
What Should I Do If My Dog Bites Me?

What Should I Do If My Dog Bites Me?

Dogs are a man’s best friend, but sometimes even man’s best friend can be cranky. If your dog bites you, which can happen to anyone, what should your next steps be? Our AFC Urgent Care Ooltewah team answers that question and provides further helpful information below,...
Should My Child Get Tested for Strep?

Should My Child Get Tested for Strep?

Strep throat is very common among children between the ages of 5 and 15. In fact, it’s estimated that between the ages of 5 and 15, at least 15–40% of sore throat cases among children are actually caused by Streptococcus bacteria (strep throat). If your child...
Do Allergies Cause a Rash?

Do Allergies Cause a Rash?

Rashes can be caused by many things, whether it’s an allergy to a specific food, plant or medication, or whether it was spread by someone with a contagious infection. Whatever the case may be, rashes are uncomfortable and itchy, and no one wants to experience one....
How to Know If You Need Stitches

How to Know If You Need Stitches

Did you accidentally cut yourself? If you have, it happens, and it’s certainly easy to panic once you see blood flowing out of your arm or hand. It’s natural to think you might need stitches after getting cut, but that’s not always the case. Most shallow cuts will...
Should I Be Worried About Getting an X-ray?

Should I Be Worried About Getting an X-ray?

It’s never a fun situation when you have to schedule an X-ray. Although X-rays involve radiation and are usually scheduled because of injuries or things of that nature, they are generally safe to get. Our AFC Urgent Care Ooltewah team explains why below. What Are...
How Are Kidney Infections Diagnosed?

How Are Kidney Infections Diagnosed?

Kidney infections are rare, but they can cause serious complications if not taken care of quickly. How are you supposed to know if you have one? And if you do have one, how are they treated? Our AFC Urgent Care Ooltewah team provides some answers below. How Can I Know...
Can an Ear Infection Affect My Hearing?

Can an Ear Infection Affect My Hearing?

It can. We all know that hearing loss can be caused by lots of different factors, such as aging and injury, but an untreated ear infection can impair your hearing as well. How, you ask? Our AFC Urgent Care Ooltewah team provides some answers below, so keep reading....