Is It Bad to Let Strep Throat Go Untreated?

Is It Bad to Let Strep Throat Go Untreated?

In short, yes, it is. Although strep throat is relatively harmless when it is treated in a timely manner, it can cause some serious complications when it’s left untreated. Our AFC Urgent Care Indian Trail team further explains below, so keep reading! How Common Is...

What Is the Flu, And Why Does It Cause a Fever?

Flu season is officially upon us. According to the CDC, about 8% of the U.S. population gets sick with the flu every year. While it can be tough to avoid the flu between the months of October and February, it’s possible to do so! Our AFC Urgent Care Indian Trail team...
What to Do If You’ve Fallen at Home

What to Do If You’ve Fallen at Home

Falls happen quite frequently among adults aged 65 and over. In fact, according to the CDC, one in four older adults will fall at home in a given year, and only half of these people will alert someone. If you fall, it’s extremely important to tell your doctor, a loved...
Does Sinusitis Always Cause a Headache?

Does Sinusitis Always Cause a Headache?

When many of us think of sinusitis (more commonly known as a sinus infection), we think of lots of congestion and lots of mucus. While both of these symptoms are equally common and icky, they aren’t the only signs of sinusitis to watch out for. Our AFC Urgent Care...
How to Get Rid of an Upset Stomach

How to Get Rid of an Upset Stomach

Having an upset stomach and feeling nauseous isn’t fun. It can ruin your day and make normal, daily activities much harder than they need to be. Thankfully, feeling nauseous isn’t typically a cause for concern and can be adequately treated at home! Our AFC Urgent Care...
Can Yeast Infections Only Happen to Women?

Can Yeast Infections Only Happen to Women?

It’s true that yeast infections are most common among females, but they can also happen to males, too. But, why? Our AFC Urgent Care Indian Trail team provides some helpful answers below, so keep reading. How Do Yeast Infections Happen to Males? A yeast infection is...
What Are the Types of Bronchitis?

What Are the Types of Bronchitis?

When many think of “bronchitis,” they think of one type of respiratory illness that affects the airways that lead to the lungs. While they’re not wrong, bronchitis is actually a bit more complicated than that. There are two types of this respiratory illness: chronic...
Who Needs to Be Tested For STDs?

Who Needs to Be Tested For STDs?

While STD rates are the highest they’ve ever been in the United States this year, they’re most common among young adults between the ages of 15 and 24. Even though STDs are most common among this age group, everyone who is sexually active should get regular STD tests...