What Should I Do If I Burn Myself While Cooking?

December 29, 2023

What Should I Do If I Burn Myself While Cooking? As New Year’s resolutions spark a focus on health, many envision swapping takeout for home-cooked meals. While whipping up your own dishes offers undeniable benefits, remember to savor restaurant experiences too! South Charlotte offers several great restaurants like Hestia Rooftop and Harry’s Grille & Tavern. So, get ready to reignite your inner chef in 2024, but keep safety as your top priority. Before diving ...

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Why Do I Have Dry Skin?

December 15, 2023

Why Is My Skin Dry and Itchy Right Now? Winter in South Charlotte is a time for cozy nights in and festive outings. Whether you’re a student hustling between classes at Central Piedmont Harper Campus or a shopper running errands at the Carolina Place Mall, no one has time for the distractions of dry, itchy skin. When your skin feels tight, uncomfortable, and irritated, it’s hard to focus on the joys of the ...

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How Can I Be Healthier During the Holidays?

November 15, 2023

We all fall victim to the holiday season in one way or another. The delicious food, flowing drinks and cozy times all curled up on the couch together can make it a wonderful time of year, but all of that can also cause a strain on your health. Whether it means your body gets run down and you fall ill at the worst possible moment or you are just feeling sluggish after too much celebration ...

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What Do Chest Retractions Look Like?

November 3, 2023

RSV season is here already, and like most parents and caregivers, we all enter into this time period a little wary and anxious. RSV has the potential to be really dangerous to infants and small children, which can worry any parent. While it is important to remember that not all RSV infections become severe, it is important to know what symptoms to look for that indicate a medical emergency. Our AFC Urgent Care South Charlotte ...

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Should My Kids Get the Flu Shot?

October 24, 2023

Being a parent at this time of year is hard work. In addition to organizing all of the chaos of work, school and activities, you are also juggling sick kids and the process of calling out sick from all of those responsibilities as well. No one wants to get the call from school that their child has a fever or be woken up at night to hear the “I don’t feel good” phrase, but ...

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Can I Tell the Difference Between Strep Throat and COVID-19?

October 1, 2023

Getting sick at this time of year is common, and it will be even more common as the colder months approach. Spending more time indoors surrounded by people increases your exposure to all kinds of viruses and bacteria. If you start to experience a sore throat, it may be due to an impending infection. COVID-19, strep throat and influenza all have the ability to cause a sore throat, among other frustrating symptoms. Come see us ...

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Are COVID-19 Cases Rising in the Charlotte Area?

September 15, 2023

If you have started hearing about COVID-19 again in the news, it’s because cases are slowly starting to rise around the country. We have slowly started to see an uptick in cases in the Charlotte area as well, so it is time to refresh everyone’s memory about COVID-19 and its symptoms. We don’t want you to panic, but being prepared for the possibility of getting sick again can help you take action ...

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How Long Does It Take for a Fever to Go Away on Its Own?

September 14, 2023

The kids are back in school, fall sports seasons are well underway, and you hopefully have your new family’s routine down and it seems like its smooth sailing. Except wait—the school just called and one of your children has a fever. This time of year is common for kids to get sick when everyone comes back together under one roof again. Fevers are one of the most common symptoms of illness, so don ...

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What Is a CBC Test?

August 16, 2023

Feeling sick can make your entire week grind to a halt. It can be hard to run errands, head to work or even relax without feeling uncomfortable. Naturally, you want to get to the root of your symptoms as quickly as possible so you can feel better. That’s where we come in! Our team is dedicated to providing you with the most accurate diagnosis as possible, and we use a combination of our knowledge ...

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Why Is Smoking Bad for Me and My Family?

August 2, 2023

Smoking tobacco directly impacts your health in a negative way. In addition to increasing the risk of serious diseases and complications, this addictive habit can start to affect your physical appearance over time as well. You are introducing thousands of chemicals into your body every time you smoke, and those chemicals actually affect your family members as well. Taking steps to give up this unhealthy habit can help your entire family live a healthier life ...

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