Is Mesenteric Adenitis Life-Threatening?

Is Mesenteric Adenitis Life-Threatening?

No, it’s not. Mesenteric adenitis occurs when the lymph nodes in the abdomen become swollen as they try to fight off a viral or bacterial intestinal infection, but only in the rarest of cases would this condition lead to life-threatening symptoms. Read on to learn...
How Long Do Bug Bites Linger?

How Long Do Bug Bites Linger?

Bug bites happen, and they happen even more commonly in the summer and spring. Bugs like bees and ants actually do a lot of great things for the earth, but they can cause some pain by biting or stinging when the feel threatened. Luckily, most bug bites and stings...
How Are Kidney Stones Treated?

How Are Kidney Stones Treated?

When you get a kidney stone, it can sometime feel like there’s nothing in the world that will make you feel better. Kidney stones can cause a lot of pain, and it can feel unrelenting at times. However, there are lots of effective treatment options that exist. Read on...
What You Should Know When Visiting Our AFC Center

What You Should Know When Visiting Our AFC Center

Do you always get a little nervous before going somewhere to get medical care? If so, we understand. It’s hard to know what to expect when visiting a new doctor or urgent care center. You don’t have to worry when visiting us, though! What we advertise is what you’ll...
Do Some People Bruise Easier Than Others?

Do Some People Bruise Easier Than Others?

The short answer is yes. While it’s true that bruising is a part of life, there are a few reasons that can make some people more susceptible to bruising than others. Why does this happen, though? Read on as our AFC Urgent Care Indian Trail team shares some helpful...
How Are Gastrointestinal Diseases Treated?

How Are Gastrointestinal Diseases Treated?

We all have tummy troubles from time to time, but some stomach and abdominal issues are worse than others. In fact, if you experience certain symptoms, you could be dealing with a type of gastrointestinal (GI) disease. Most GI diseases are highly treatable, and our...
What Happens When You Get Mono?

What Happens When You Get Mono?

Do you have a teen or young adult child who has started to feel abnormally tired for a long period of time in addition to feeling feverish? If so, he or she may have mono, which is an infectious illness often caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). This is a common...
Why Do Viruses Spread More During the Winter?

Why Do Viruses Spread More During the Winter?

While grandma’s warning that you might catch a virus if you stay out in the cold isn’t totally correct, the concept is right on. Virus activity increases every winter, and the CDC states that viruses, such as the flu, reach their peak between December and February....