What Are The Symptoms Of Syphilis?

February 26, 2024

Perhaps you’ve heard the reports of increasing syphilis numbers in the Charlotte, NC metro area. If so, you are wise to try and understand the disease better—how it spreads, what its symptoms are, and your own risk of contracting it. North Carolina has seen syphilis cases double since 2018, and Mecklenburg County is experiencing the largest statewide increase in cases while the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services struggles to fill ...

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Can Kids Get Pneumonia?

February 3, 2024

It’s hard seeing your child sick and suffering, especially when you can tell they are struggling with thick mucus and cannot seem to get comfortable. It can be difficult to know if your child is dealing with a cold, the flu, bronchitis, or even pneumonia, and the winter months are challenging due to respiratory illnesses spreading at lightning speed. Continue reading for tips and information provided by our AFC Urgent Care Statesville team to ...

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How Long Do Kidney Stones Last?

January 30, 2024

Kidney stones, a prevalent and painful condition affecting nearly one in 10 Americans each year, necessitate a comprehensive understanding for effective management. Kidney stones typically last around a month, with factors such as size and composition influencing the duration. Smaller stones, under 4 mm, often pass within one to two weeks, while larger ones over 4 mm may take two to three weeks. Upon reaching the bladder, stones typically pass within a few days, though ...

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How Can I Reduce My Child’s Ear Infection Pain?

January 24, 2024

As your child’s ears continue to grow and develop, it’s important to be aware of their increased susceptibility to ear infections compared to adults. This vulnerability is due to their developing immune system and the higher likelihood of swelling and infection in their drainage pathways, especially after experiencing a cold. Children under three years old face significant statistics – a five out of six chance of experiencing an ear infection. Since ear infections are ...

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Does Cold Weather Make Your Skin Dry?

December 28, 2023

Does Cold Weather Dry Out Your Skin? As winter settles across Statesville, North Carolina, a chill in the air adds a touch of coziness to the season. It’s the perfect time to enjoy hitting the slopes of nearby Sugar Mountain, taking the kids to Pla Mor Lanes for cosmic bowling, or taking a tour at Fort Dobbs Historic Site. However, the winter air also brings an unpleasant dryness that can leave your skin suffering ...

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Can I Prevent the Flu with My Humidifier?

December 21, 2023

Can I prevent the Flu with my Humidifier? Whether you call Statesville, NC, home or are a visitor this holiday season, soak in the welcoming atmosphere of this charming community. Immerse yourself in the fascinating exhibits at the Iredell Museums or explore Lake Norman State Park for an outdoor adventure. Treat yourself to some craft beers at Red Buffalo Brewing or unwind with a cup of coffee at Lake Mountain Coffee. As you gather with ...

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What Should I Do to Stay Healthy During the Holidays?

November 15, 2023

‘Tis the season for caroling, wrapping gifts and all of your favorite holiday traditions! We love this time of year for many different reasons, but our favorite is all of the time spent with friends and family. While spending more time together can be a blessing as you reconnect and make more memories, that close proximity also increases your risk of getting sick at the most inconvenient time. We want you to stay as healthy ...

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How Can I Tell if My Baby Has a Severe RSV Infection?

November 3, 2023

The thought of your baby contracting RSV can be an overwhelming concept for many new parents. You’ve read all the information and heard all the scary stories, and it be all-consuming every time your baby spikes a fever or coughs. While it is important to remember that not all RSV infections become severe, knowing what to look for can help you stay in control and get help when you need it. Our AFC Urgent ...

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Should Children Get the Flu Shot Every Year?

October 24, 2023

Now that our children are back in school and spending significantly more time around other children and adults, the risk of getting sick goes up drastically. This is especially true as the fall and winter seasons approach because we are all spending much more time indoors. While we can’t always prevent illness in our kids, it is our duty to do what we can to keep them as healthy as possible. That’s where ...

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Is My Sore Throat Due to COVID-19?

October 1, 2023

You are finally in the swing of things around your home and your family has figured out the routine of work, school, sports and activities. Things are going so smoothly that you finally feel like you are in control! Then someone gets sick. That is bound to happen in almost every household this season because that’s just how life works sometimes. Getting sick is never convenient, so finding out what is causing your symptoms ...

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