What Do I Need to Know About Bronchitis?

February 9, 2024

Bronchitis is a very common respiratory illness affecting millions of people in the U.S. every year with varying levels of severity. Though it is prevalent, if left untreated it may lead to more serious issues, so it is important to be aware of its signs and symptoms. What Causes Bronchitis? There are two distinct types of bronchitis, each with a different cause. Acute bronchitis is quite common and develops from a cold or other ...

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Does It Mean I Have an Ear Infection If My Ear Is Clogged?

January 23, 2024

If My Ear Is Clogged, Do I Have an Ear Infection? Even though a clogged ear doesn’t usually cause pain, feeling a blockage or the frequent urge to pop your ears can be quite a nuisance. So, what actually causes the feeling of a clogged ear, and is it related to an ear infection? Our team at AFC Urgent Care Farragut is here to help you get to the bottom of your clogged ear ...

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Is Salmonella Dangerous to Get While Pregnant?

January 17, 2024

Is It Dangerous to Get Salmonella While Pregnant? It’s no secret that your pregnancy diet comes with its own set of must-eats and must-avoids, courtesy of your OB/GYN. While it might seem a bit overwhelming, these guidelines are crucial for your health and your baby’s well-being, especially as salmonella outbreaks are on the rise. Let’s face it, food poisoning is the last thing anyone wants, but during pregnancy, it’s particularly ...

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What Should I Do If I Burn Myself in the Kitchen?

December 24, 2023

How Do I Treat Cooking Burns? Choosing to cook at home is a common New Year’s resolution, especially if you’re trying to improve your health. When you’re ready to venture out for an occasional meal, consider treating yourself to brunch at The French Market Creperie or a dinner at 35 North Bar and Grill when the mood strikes. Whether your goal is a healthier lifestyle or culinary exploration, prioritize safety as you ...

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Why Is My Skin So Dry When It’s Cold Outside?

November 16, 2023

Whether you call Farragut home or you’re just checking out Turkey Creek or Concord Park, dealing with dry skin in the peak of winter can be a real hassle. When you’re casually wandering through Farragut’s shops or making your daily trek between work and home, there’s nothing worse than your skin acting up—feeling itchy, tight, and downright uncomfortable. Follow some tips to prevent or treat dry skin so you can ...

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Can I Avoid Getting Sick During the Holiday Season?

November 15, 2023

No matter which holidays you celebrate or the traditions you observe, this time of year can be so wonderful for many different reasons. The increased time spent with family, finding the perfect gift and making memories with your loved ones are blessings every year. One aspect of this season that is not a blessing, however, is the rise in seasonal illnesses and the potential of getting sick right before a big party or gathering. No ...

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Do I Have RSV?

November 3, 2023

This season can be a really wonderful time of year with parties, holidays and family traditions, but it can also be a really frustrating or even a dangerous time of year. Respiratory infections are more common during the fall and winter months, especially when it comes to RSV. RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, can range in severity from mild cold-like symptoms all the way to a life-threatening infection. Our AFC Urgent Care Farragut team wants ...

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Is an Annual Flu Shot Necessary?

October 24, 2023

Can you believe that it is already time to start talking about influenza again for the year? It went by so fast! Flu season is getting underway, and we are starting to see cases rise around our community. While it is not always possible to avoid getting sick, tools like the flu vaccine can help you stay healthy. You should be getting your flu shot every year for the best protection. Come see us at ...

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What Infection Is Making Me Sick?

October 1, 2023

That’s the question no one wants to be typing into their search engines at this time of year. While we are busy making plans for holiday trips and planning out family adventures, getting sick is the last thing on your list. However, cold and flu season is upon us once more, and illnesses like strep throat, colds, the flu and COVID-19 are rising around us quickly. All of these illnesses can present with similar ...

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How Do You Treat COVID-19 in 2023?

September 15, 2023

The last couple of years have been tumultuous to say the least. We have felt the ups and downs of navigating a pandemic and mysterious illness, but we are so glad that the number of COVID-19 infections is much lower now than they have been in years past. Even though the official emergency status has expired, COVID-19 is still circulating in our community and has the potential to make you really sick. We don’t ...

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