All Blocked Up? Here Are a Few Sinus Infection Cures

February 27, 2023

A sinus infection, or sinusitis, is a frustrating ailment that causes a runny nose, congestion, swollen and/or itching eyes, a sore throat, headaches, and other symptoms. While there isn’t necessarily a quick sinus infection cure, there are certainly ways that you can ease your discomfort and speed up your recovery.  If you’re suffering from sinusitis, know that you aren’t alone; approximately 90% of patients with colds have an element of viral ...

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The Many Benefits of Visiting an Urgent Care Provider

February 22, 2023

Local urgent care centers in Farragut, or family walk-in clinics, offer patients convenient and affordable urgent healthcare services. When you visit a family walk-in clinic, you can expect quick, quality care at a fraction of the cost of your local emergency room.  Emergency rooms tend to be very busy and crowded and are associated with longer waiting times and higher fees. By going to a walk-in doctor’s office for a non-life-threatening illness or injury ...

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How Can I Stay Active Through the Winter?

February 15, 2023

When the temperatures drop and there are fewer hours of daylight in the winter months, it can be hard to stay motivated to keep moving your body and get outside. Exercise and daily light exposure are crucial to your overall health, so it is important to find what works for you! In addition to your increased risk of weight gain, staying inside and not moving your body puts you at an increased risk of a ...

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Urgent Care vs Emergency Room: The Key Differences

February 3, 2023

What is an urgent care clinic? And how does it differ from the emergency room? When should you go to the emergency room, and when should you go to an urgent care center? Whatever questions you may have, AFC has the answers.    What Is An Urgent Care Clinic? Urgent care is the level of healthcare that lies between your primary care physician (PCP) and the emergency room. When you go to urgent care, you can ...

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What Makes Chest Infections So Dangerous?

February 1, 2023

Like any infection, chest infections can cause you to feel pretty miserable for a while. What makes them a little different, though, is their potential to become serious infections relatively quickly. While both bronchitis and pneumonia can often be treated at home with some simple remedies and OTC medication, they could become serious situations if the infection spreads. If you are worried about your most recent chest infection or symptoms, stop by AFC Urgent Care ...

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