Do I have a UTI?

March 27, 2024

Embarking on a long-awaited family vacation, with a thrilling helicopter tour in the plans, should be a joyous occasion. However, for some, it can be overshadowed by the relentless urge to use the restroom, hinting at a potential urinary tract infection (UTI) looming ahead. Our bodies often send signals when something isn’t quite right, urging us to pay attention and decipher their messages. What is a UTI? That uncomfortable burning sensation during urination, coupled ...

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Do I have Pink Eye or a Stye?

March 12, 2024

by Julianna Atchley | Mar 13, 2024 | Family Health There isn’t much like a visit to the local aquarium to excite children. Not only are there massive tanks full of delightful fish, but the interactive displays beg children to learn as they touch and explore. Along with all the touching comes contact with germs. Lots of them! Children are absent on millions of school days annually across the U.S. due to pink eye infections ...

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Can Tanning Beds Help My Psoriasis?

February 22, 2024

The daffodils are pushing up through the soil and will soon be showing off their delicate white and yellow blooms meaning the warmer days to come will make for pleasant long walks along Chattanooga’s Riverwalk. If you suffer from psoriasis, you might be among those who have found that the long days of summer offer you a measure of relief from the flare-ups that can make your life miserable. What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is ...

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How Serious Is Bronchitis?

February 1, 2024

Is Bronchitis Serious? Bronchitis is a quite common respiratory illness affecting millions of people in the U.S. every year and is often what we consider to be a ‘chest cold’. It’s important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of bronchitis so you can help limit its spread to others and be sure to get enough rest so you can heal. What Is Bronchitis? Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of ...

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Will an Ear Infection Cause Hearing Loss?

January 22, 2024

Ear infections are a frequent issue among children. In fact, statistics show that by age three, 83 percent of children will have experienced an ear infection. It’s a major reason for pediatric visits to healthcare providers. If your child has an ear infection but delay medical attention, there could be significant consequences. Our team at AFC Urgent Care Chattanooga is here to help you understand more about the risks and consequences of untreated ear ...

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What Happens if I Get Salmonella While Pregnant?

January 16, 2024

When you’re pregnant, watching what you eat is crucial for your baby’s health. So, if you start feeling sick after eating, it’s normal to be concerned. With recent salmonella outbreaks from cantaloupe and charcuterie meats in the U.S., everyone is a little more vigilant about what they’re eating – especially expectant mothers! Is Salmonella Dangerous for Pregnant Women? No one likes to get food poisoning, but it’s extra tricky when ...

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How Do I Treat Kitchen Burns?

December 2, 2023

What Should I Do If I Burn Myself While Cooking? Trying to cook at home more in 2024? The Sweet & Savory Classroom’s hands-on classes and The Chattery’s cooking workshops are perfect for both beginners and seasoned chefs. Before you dive into new recipes and cooking tricks, don’t forget that safety comes first. Kitchen burns happen to the best of us. They sting, they scare, and they can make you avoid the kitchen ...

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What Are Some Good Ways to Stay Healthy During the Holidays?

November 15, 2023

With all of our favorite holidays right around the corner, you may be consumed with the tasks of shopping, decorating and making plans to see family and friends. While you are busy looking forward to all of the fun that is to be had soon and the memories to be made, illnesses are lurking right out of sight that could appear and derail all of your plans. Common illnesses like colds, the flu and strep ...

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Why Is My Skin So Dry?

November 12, 2023

Why Is My Skin So Dry in the Winter? Whether you’re finding deals at Hamilton Place Mall, staying at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo, or exploring the seasonal festivities at Rock City, there’s nothing like Chattanooga in the wintertime. But when your skin feels rough or you’re distracted by itchy skin, it’s hard to embrace this time of year. Don’t let dry skin keep you from enjoying the cold weather. Start following ...

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When Is RSV Dangerous?

November 3, 2023

Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is an upper respiratory infection that can affect your child’s ability to breathe normally. Most otherwise healthy adults will experience mild symptoms from RSV, but it can be especially dangerous for kids. Our AFC Urgent Care Chattanooga team understands how serious RSV can be, so we want to arm you with the knowledge you need to help your entire family stay safe and healthy. Read on to learn more ...

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