Why is My Mucus Green?

May 13, 2024

by Isaac Zefo | May 13, 2024 | Healthy Living You are desperately trying to breathe—but your nose, and what feels like buckets of green mucus, are making it nearly impossible. Trail running is your favorite way to exercise, but it’s been a no-go for the last few days. It’s hard to run while holding a box of tissues. Concerned you might have a sinus infection; you are considering whether you should schedule a ...

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What Are The Benefits of Fiber?

April 27, 2024

by Isaac Zefo | Apr 28, 2024 | Healthy Living Ensuring your family gets enough fiber can be a challenge, especially with picky eaters and busy schedules. However, understanding the significance of fiber and incorporating it into your diet can have profound health benefits. So, what exactly does fiber do, and how can you ensure you’re getting enough? The Benefits of Fiber Fiber provides numerous health benefits beyond promoting regular bowel movements: Heart Health: Lowers cholesterol ...

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Do I Have Eczema or Psoriasis?

April 14, 2024

by Isaac Zefo | Apr 15, 2024 | Healthy Living Springtime ushers in a burst of new life, transforming yards and outdoor spaces. The allure of the great outdoors draws many, especially as the weather warms. One such spring ritual involves taking an ATV trip into the mountains, relishing in the late April bloom of wildflowers. However, there’s a hiccup this spring—a case of red, angry-looking skin casting a shadow on the plans. Distinguishing between ...

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Why Do I Keep Getting UTIs?

March 27, 2024

by Isaac Zefo | Mar 28, 2024 | Healthy Living Are you tired of those pesky urinary tract infections (UTIs) ruining your plans, like that long-awaited family vacation or a scenic helicopter tour? It’s frustrating, isn’t it? But fret not; your body’s trying to tell you something important. Let’s dive into why these UTIs keep bugging you and how you can tackle them head-on. What is a UTI? Ever felt that fiery sensation ...

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How Long Does Pink Eye Last?

March 13, 2024

by Isaac Zefo | Mar 14, 2024 | Family Health The days are getting longer and warmer, and soon children and parents alike will be looking for activities they can participate in with their friends. For some, spending time regularly at a bowling alley such as Sports Connection as part of a summer bowling program is an ideal activity to keep cool and dry. However, with all this closeness comes some risk if awareness and proper hygiene ...

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Is Tanning a Good Treatment for Plaque Psoriasis?

February 22, 2024

by Savannah Jones | Feb 23, 2024 | Healthy Living If mountain climbing around the Table Rock area of North Carolina is your thing, there is no doubt that you get your fair share of sunlight as you scramble around, across the ridges and up the mountain walls. If you also happen to struggle with psoriasis, then you may have noticed that your symptoms improve to a degree when you are outside more, or you may have ...

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What Is Acute Bronchitis?

February 1, 2024

by Social Joey | Feb 2, 2024 | Uncategorized There are two types of bronchitis: acute and chronic. Acute bronchitis is much more common and contagious, while chronic bronchitis is a form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that is much more common among those who smoke. Acute bronchitis is one respiratory illness to watch out for during flu season and as mutations of the COVID-19 virus continue to spread. What Exactly Is Acute Bronchitis? Acute bronchitis ...

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Why Do I Have an Earache?

January 22, 2024

by Social Joey | Jan 23, 2024 | Uncategorized Do you have sharp, dull, or burning pain in your ear? While earaches are common in children, adults get them, too. But, it can be difficult to know if it’s an ear infection or something else. If you’re wondering what might be behind that persistent, nagging ear pain, we’re here to help. There are several potential factors at play, and our team at AFC Urgent ...

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What Happens if Kids Get Salmonella?

January 15, 2024

by Social Joey | Jan 16, 2024 | Healthy Living, Urgent Care Clinic, Walk In Clinic When your kids aren’t feeling well, it hits hard. The stress and worry can skyrocket when your child is sick or hurting. Infections are often behind these tough times, and one infection to keep on your radar is salmonella. With recent salmonella outbreaks in the U.S., remain vigilant to avoid contaminated foods! Though salmonella infections are less common than ...

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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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