Are Rapid Flu Tests Accurate?

Are Rapid Flu Tests Accurate?

Flu rates have gone down drastically in the past year and a half due to social distancing and other health-safety precautions, but it’s still possible to get sick with the virus. If you suspect that you may have the flu, consider getting a rapid flu test! Our AFC...
Can I Treat a Rash at Home?

Can I Treat a Rash at Home?

No matter the cause of the rash, they can be extremely itchy and uncomfortable. While you can certainly seek medical care to take care of your or your child’s rash, there are some things you can do at home that can help treat it, too! Read on as our AFC Urgent Care...
What Should I Know Before Getting an X-ray?

What Should I Know Before Getting an X-ray?

Not only are the events leading up to an X-ray often unpleasant, but getting an X-ray in and of itself can be a little nerve-wracking. So, what do need to know before getting an X-ray, and is anything required of you that will end up being inconvenient? Our AFC Urgent...
What Is a Kidney Infection?

What Is a Kidney Infection?

Kidney infections are rare, but they can be severe. About one in every 30 cases of a UTI will lead to a kidney infection, and they are more common among women than men; although, they can affect anyone at any age. What exactly are kidney infections, though? Our AFC...
What Does Pain in My Ear Mean?

What Does Pain in My Ear Mean?

It’s safe to say that you’re aware of how common earaches are among children, but that doesn’t mean that you’re exempt from ear pain! You don’t have to have an infection, or even anything wrong with your ears, to have ear pain. Read on as our team at AFC Urgent Care...
How Necessary Are Sports Physicals?

How Necessary Are Sports Physicals?

Did you know? Before your child can begin playing a sport this spring, he or she will need a sports physical first! Our AFC Urgent Care Gastonia team explains why below, so keep reading! Why Is a Sports Physical Necessary? Sports physicals, or Pre-Participation Exams...

How Can I Make Sure to Not Get Strep Throat?

Strep throat is a very common virus. It is most common in the late fall and early spring and among children between the ages of 5 and 15, but adults can get it too. In fact, approximately 11,000 to 24,000 Americans fall ill to the infection every year. So, how can you...
Is Back Pain a Normal COVID-19 Symptom?

Is Back Pain a Normal COVID-19 Symptom?

Symptoms and COVID-19 are not a consistent match. In fact, medical experts across the globe have stated that symptoms are different in almost every COVID-19 case. Now, back pain has been making its way into the conversation. Is back pain something that you should be...