Does the Flu Require Medical Treatment?

January 25, 2024

Getting the flu can force you to stay at home to self-isolate and recover for days. Identifying your symptoms early and seeking medical care for flu-like symptoms can ensure that you are treating your symptoms correctly and ensuring a fast recovery. Avoid missing valuable workdays by learning how to identify flu-like symptoms before they progress and when you should seek medical care for your symptoms. AFC Urgent Care Southcenter offers same-day illness diagnosis and treatment ...

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Physical Requirements of Obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License

January 25, 2024

If you’re interested in pursuing a commercial driver's license or driving a commercial vehicle for work, it is important to understand the required qualifications and medical examinations required you to obtain a commercial driver's medical exam as well as renew your license every one to two years. Obtaining a DOT physical is a required step to obtaining a commercial driver's license or driving commercial vehicles. AFC Urgent Care Southcenter offers same-day ...

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Can I Get A DOT Physical At Urgent Care?

December 30, 2023

DOT physicals are a critical part of maintaining a commercial driver's license (CDL). They ensure that you are both mentally and physically fit to drive commercially. For many, having a valid commercial vehicle license is vital to their employment. Visit AFC Urgent Care Southcenter for DOT Physicals available 6 days a week on a walk-in basis. How Long Does A DOT Physical Take? If you require a commercial driver's license for your job ...

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Should I Get Tested For COVID-19 If I Have Mild Illness Symptoms?

December 30, 2023

Although the days of the COVID-19 pandemic are behind us, many healthcare professionals have warned that COVID-19 is here to stay. With COVID-19 still circulating this cold and flu season, COVID-19 is very much still an illness to be aware of. Although the COVID-19 virus is thought to mutate every year like the flu, the symptoms of COVID-19 seem to continue to mimic other minor illnesses such as the common cold. If you’re feeling ...

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Why You Should Get Your Flu Shot Before The Holidays

November 13, 2023

Staying healthy going into the fall holiday season is essential to ensure that you and your family can enjoy a happy and healthy holiday season. One important step to ensuring that you stay healthy during cold and flu season is getting your flu shot. Learn about the benefits of the flu shot so that you can stay healthy this flu season. When Should You Get the Flu Shot? The flu shot is a great way ...

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Common Symptoms of Whooping Cough to Watch Out For

November 13, 2023

During the winter months, illnesses spread faster than ever due to the increase of indoor activities. Previously thought to be a childhood disease, whooping cough is a contagious infection affecting the respiratory tract. Find out more about whooping cough, its symptoms, and how to stay healthy this fall. Causes & Symptoms of Whooping Cough Whooping cough is a serious respiratory infection that is caused by a bacteria. It is contracted through direct contact with an infected ...

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Bronchitis Causes & Symptoms

October 31, 2023

Although it is not as common as the common cold or flu during the early fall months, bronchitis is a health condition to watch out for as the weather changes. Due to the severity of the symptoms, familiarizing yourself with the causes and symptoms of bronchitis is crucial so that you can know when to seek medical treatment. This blog post will explore the multifaceted causes, the spectrum of symptoms, and the populations most at ...

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Does the Flu Cause Vomiting?

October 31, 2023

The flu, or influenza, is a transmittable respiratory disease well-known for its easily detectable symptoms like fever, chills, body aches, and a nasty cough. However, beyond the common symptoms, many people wonder if the flu can also cause vomiting. This blog discusses the causes and symptoms of the flu, the connection between the flu and nausea/vomiting, and how getting a flu shot and seeking flu treatment at an urgent care facility can help you ...

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Difference Between Cold & Allergy Symptoms

September 18, 2023

It is estimated that over 100 million adults in the United States suffer from seasonal allergies, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These symptoms are particularly common around September as medical professionals record a sudden increase in cold and feverish cases. September sniffles are gradually becoming more prevalent than ever due to climate change which is causing more extreme seasonal changes. This change tends to favor pollen longevity in the atmosphere ...

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Illnesses to Watch for in the Fall

September 18, 2023

As fall approaches, certain ailments such as allergies, colds, the flu, sore throats, and ear infections increase in frequency. To stop their spread, it's crucial to be aware of the ailments that thrive in the fall and winter. In this article, we highlight common illnesses to watch out for in September. We also outline a few ways you can protect yourself from these illnesses this fall. Common fall illnesses & their symptoms Due to the ...

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