How Are Kidney Stones Treated?

February 7, 2024

We’ve all heard stories of the pain related to kidney stones, but what are they and how can we avoid them? For helpful tips from our AFC Urgent Care Indian Trail team, read on. What Is a Kidney Stone? A kidney stone is a hard deposit that forms in the kidney when substances in the urine, such as calcium and uric acid, turn into crystals. Many are the size of a pea or smaller ...

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What Happens If You Get Salmonella Poisoning While Pregnant?

January 27, 2024

If you are pregnant, you are probably doing everything you can to have a safe, healthy pregnancy. Exercising, eating properly, and getting enough sleep are necessary for anyone’s well-being, but it’s especially important while pregnant. Indian Trail has plenty of outlets for staying healthy with your pregnancy. Try out Club Pilates for a new exercise routine with the green light from your OB/GYN. If you miss drinking coffee, check out Raw Crunch ...

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Can Humidifiers Prevent the Flu?

January 18, 2024

Getting the flu is not fun and can be quite serious if it goes untreated. Every year, flu season hits Indian Trail and people try all kinds of home remedies to feel better. An unconventional flu prevention method rising in popularity is a common household item: the humidifier. Next time you’re in town shopping at spots like White Barn Marketplace or grabbing a bite to eat at favorite local restaurants like The Trail House ...

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Why Do I Feel Sad During the Winter?

December 28, 2023

Why Do I Feel Sad When It Gets Cold Outside? Get More Vitamin D this Winter to Tackle Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Have you ever heard someone say that they get seasonal depression in the winter? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a real condition, commonly referred to as seasonal depression. It strikes during the winter, because colder and shorter days prevent us from getting our daily sunshine intake. Indian Trail has plenty of spots to ...

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Preventing and Treating Burns While Cooking

December 21, 2023

Preventing and Treating Cooking Burns during the Holidays As the holidays draw near in Indian Trail, families are gearing up to prepare the most important meals of the year to share with family and friends. While our humble Charlotte neighborhood boasts a delicious food scene with restaurants like the popular Farm Haus or local favorite Johnny K’s Restaurant, the holidays are a time for families to gather in their homes and enjoy home-cooked meals ...

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What Are Some Ways to Stay Healthy Over the Holidays?

November 15, 2023

No matter what holidays you celebrate or observe, this time of year is wonderful for so many reasons! We all love the increased time spent with family, exchanging gifts, eating delicious food and partaking in family traditions. Since this time of year is so fun, it is natural to want to avoid getting sick in any capacity right now. You don’t want to be the only one to miss out on your activities because ...

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Is RSV Dangerous for Anyone?

November 2, 2023

Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a respiratory infection that can cause breathing troubles and can be really dangerous for certain populations. Older adults and small children are disproportionately affected by RSV, and they make up the vast majority of severe cases and hospitalizations across the country. Our AFC Urgent Care Indian Trail team wants you to stay as healthy as possible, so read on to learn more about RSV and the specific signs to ...

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Do I Need the Flu Shot if I Never Get the Flu?

October 24, 2023

Our health is our greatest asset, and a lot of times we can take that for granted while we run around during our day-to-day lives. Getting sick may happen often for some of you, while others feel like they never get sick, even when the flu and various colds are circulating around them. If you are part of that group that seems to never get sick, don’t let your guard down! While you can ...

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Can COVID-19 and the Flu Feel the Same?

October 1, 2023

You woke up with a sore throat, a mild fever and some body aches. You’re sick, but you don’t know what is causing it! Nowadays, it can be frustrating or even a little overwhelming to get sick, thanks to the pandemic. Many different illnesses share similar symptoms, including the flu, COVID-19 and strep throat, so it can be hard to figure out what illness is causing your symptoms at home. Thankfully, AFC Urgent ...

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Who Is Still at Risk for COVID-19?

September 15, 2023

Everyone is at risk. COVID-19 cases are on the rise again. Cases have spiked all across the country, especially here in the southern states. We know it’s frustrating! COVID-19 still has the potential to make anyone really sick, so it is important to know how to avoid getting sick or know what to do if you start experiencing symptoms. Our AFC Urgent Care Indian Trail team explains more below about who is at risk ...

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