What Does It Mean to Pull a Muscle?

What Does It Mean to Pull a Muscle?

If you’ve stood up too quickly or bent the wrong way and you’ve felt a sharp pain go up your back or down your leg, you’ve likely pulled a muscle before. We’ve probably all heard the term “pull a muscle” before, but do you actually know what it means? Our AFC Urgent...
What Should I Do If I Get Bitten by a Dog?

What Should I Do If I Get Bitten by a Dog?

Even if your dog is friendly and you’re both playing nicely together, bites can happen. Sometimes, they’re nothing to worry about, and sometimes they are. So, is there a certain protocol you’re supposed to follow if you get bitten by your dog or somebody else’s dog?...
Are AFC’s Rapid Tests Accurate?

Are AFC’s Rapid Tests Accurate?

They are! If you believe you may have the COVID-19 virus or another type of contagious illness, our AFC Urgent Care Chattanooga team offers rapid flu, strep and COVID-19 tests that provide accurate results within minutes! We provide some further helpful information...
What Does An Allergic Rash Look Like?

What Does An Allergic Rash Look Like?

Red, bumpy, itchy skin can be irritating, painful and, at times, embarrassing. Rashes can be caused by many things, including an allergy to a plant or medication, a food allergy or an illness. If you aren’t sure what the red, bumpy spots on your skin mean, our AFC...
Basic First Aid for Minor Cuts

Basic First Aid for Minor Cuts

Having some first-aid skills is an invaluable tool, especially for parents! Kids get cuts and scrapes all the time. And in some cases, they also get deep cuts that will require stitches. Whatever the case may be, having some working knowledge on how to dress wounds is...
What’s the Purpose of an X-ray?

What’s the Purpose of an X-ray?

It’s safe to say that no one actively wants an X-ray, but when you’re experiencing worrisome pain, they are extremely helpful tools. Although things like bone X-rays are so common, what actually happens when you get an X-ray? Our AFC Urgent Care Chattanooga team...
How Can I Treat a Kidney Infection?

How Can I Treat a Kidney Infection?

Kidney infections are relatively rare, but they can happen at any age, especially among women. In fact, women are six times more likely to get a kidney infection than men. If you believe you have a kidney infection and aren’t sure what to do about it, read on as our...
Will an Ear Infection Cause Hearing Loss?

Will an Ear Infection Cause Hearing Loss?

Does your child often get ear infections? If so, you’re not alone, as five out of six children will have at least one ear infection by their third birthday. In fact, ear infections are one of the most common reasons parents bring their kids to the doctor! But what...
Why Should My Child Get a Sports Physical?

Why Should My Child Get a Sports Physical?

Whether it’s at East Hamilton Middle or East Brainerd Elementary, your child will need a sports physical before he or she can dive into spring sports! Not sure why or what sports physicals even are? Read on as our team at AFC Urgent Care Chattanooga shares some...
How Do I Know If I Have Strep Throat?

How Do I Know If I Have Strep Throat?

Strep throat is a very common infection—especially among those between the ages of 5 and 15. While this infection is very common, it can also turn quite severe if not treated quickly and effectively. With one of strep’s most common symptoms being a sore throat, how...