At-Home Remedies for Nausea

At-Home Remedies for Nausea

Experiencing nausea is no fun, and it’s hard to know what causes it at times. Even though nausea makes you feel pretty awful sometimes, there are many ways you can effectively treat it at home! Our AFC Urgent Care Chattanooga team highlights some effective ways you...
Are Yeast Infections and UTIs the Same Thing?

Are Yeast Infections and UTIs the Same Thing?

When people experience pain and discomfort in the genital area, it’s common to think that those symptoms are signs of a UTI. While this is often the case, many will be diagnosed with a yeast infection. But aren’t a yeast infection and a UTI actually the same thing?...
How Serious Is Bronchitis?

How Serious Is Bronchitis?

Bronchitis is a very common respiratory illness. In fact, around 3 million cases of bronchitis occur in the U.S. ever year! Even though it’s common, that doesn’t make it any less of a concern if you do happen to get it. Our AFC Urgent Care Chattanooga team explores...
Are STDs Permanent?

Are STDs Permanent?

STDs are certainly uncomfortable to talk about, but the fact of the matter is that more people suffer from these diseases than you might realize. In fact, the CDC estimates that one in five people have an STD. Because STDs are seldom talked about, many are left...
What to Know About Skin Boils

What to Know About Skin Boils

Boils are extremely uncomfortable to experience, but they’re actually more common than you might think. They may occur in hair follicles anywhere on the body but typically pop up in areas where hair and sweat coexist, such as the armpits. Read on as our team at AFC...
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...