How Can I Tell Between the Flu and COVID-19?

How Can I Tell Between the Flu and COVID-19?

The flu and COVID-19 are both respiratory illnesses, but they’re two totally different viruses. Even though they’re different, how are you supposed to know which one you’re sick with once you start to show symptoms? Read on as our team at AFC Urgent Care Gastonia...
What Do I Need to Know About Ringworm?

What Do I Need to Know About Ringworm?

Thankfully, ringworm isn’t quite as scary as it sounds. This skin fungus doesn’t actually have anything to do with worms at all, and it’s highly treatable. Our AFC Urgent Care Gastonia team provides more information on ringworm below, so keep reading! What Is...
How to Make an Upset Stomach Feel Better

How to Make an Upset Stomach Feel Better

Everyone has experienced an upset stomach before, but that doesn’t make it any more pleasant to experience when it does happen! Although an upset stomach and nausea are not fun, they aren’t usually causes for concern, and it is often possible to treat the symptoms...
How Can I Prevent Yeast Infections?

How Can I Prevent Yeast Infections?

Yeast infections are relatively common. In fact, nearly 75% of women will have at least one in their lifetimes. While yeast infections are most common among females, they can affect males, too. And, they don’t affect only the vagina, they can occur on the penis and...
How Common Is Bronchitis?

How Common Is Bronchitis?

Did you know? More than 3 million bronchitis cases occur every year in the United States. The good news is that bronchitis rates have been declining each year, but those who are over the age of 65 or under the age of 2 are still likely to get this infection. Our AFC...
What Should I Know About STDs?

What Should I Know About STDs?

STD cases are steadily increasing. According to the CDC, reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis have increased for the sixth consecutive year—reaching a new all-time high. STDs carry a lot of stigma, but the fact of the matter is that these infections...
What You Need to Know About Boils

What You Need to Know About Boils

Boils are rough to experience. They’re painful and itchy, and they look eerily similar to spider bites. Many people think of a boil as a large pimple that is “boiling over,” which certainly can help you identify one. If you have a boil that has developed on your skin,...
How Can I Recover From a Pulled Muscle?

How Can I Recover From a Pulled Muscle?

It’s no secret that pulling a muscle hurts. Plus, the time it takes to make a full recovery from a pulled muscle isn’t short; however, there are things you can do to potentially speed up the recovery time to get back on your feet sooner than later! Our AFC Urgent Care...