When Should I Get an X-ray?

When Should I Get an X-ray?

What Are X-rays? X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation that can penetrate or pass through the human body and produce shadow-like images of bones and some organs. The images can reveal signs of disease and injury. There are several different types of X-rays...
Can I Treat My Kidney Infection at Home?

Can I Treat My Kidney Infection at Home?

What Is a Kidney Infection? A kidney infection, or pyelonephritis, is a type of urinary tract infection that generally begins in your urethra or bladder and travels to one or both of your kidneys. A kidney infection requires prompt medical attention. If not treated...
How Serious Are Ear Infections?

How Serious Are Ear Infections?

What Causes an Ear Infection? The most common type of ear infection among children is an infection of the middle ear, in which the middle ear doesn’t get enough fresh air from the Eustachian tube. Normally, the air in your child’s middle ear is passed through the...
What Are the Components of a Sports Physical?

What Are the Components of a Sports Physical?

What Will My Medical Provider Need to Know? A sports physical is a quick 15–25 minute physical with a provider that helps determine if it is safe for a child to play on a sports team, and there are two main components: your child’s medical history and a physical...
Will I Get Strep Throat This Year?

Will I Get Strep Throat This Year?

approximately 11,000 and 24,000 Americans every year. So, is it inevitable that you will get strep throat this year? Definitely not, and our team at AFC Urgent Care Sevierville explains why below. How Can I Get Strep Throat? Strep throat is caused by bacteria called...
What Are COVID-19's First Symptoms?

What Are COVID-19's First Symptoms?

What Symptoms Will I Experience First? Typically, according to recent studies, fever is the first symptom to manifest itself. Followed by cough, body aches and gastrointestinal distress. As we said earlier, though, COVID-19 symptoms tend to vary a lot in every case....
What You Need to Know About UTIs

What You Need to Know About UTIs

Here’s what to do: Figure out if what you’re experiencing constitutes a UTI. A few common symptoms include a burning sensation when peeing, frequent urination, cloudy or dark urine, urine with a strong odor, and a feeling of incomplete bladder emptying. What to do...
Will the Flu Shot Help Me Not Get COVID-19?

Will the Flu Shot Help Me Not Get COVID-19?

Why Get the Flu Vaccine? The winter months are prime time for the flu, and the flu vaccine works to protect your body against the virus. While the vaccine doesn’t eliminate your risk of actually getting sick with the flu, it does lower your chances of getting it and,...
How Worried Should I Be If I Get COVID-19?

How Worried Should I Be If I Get COVID-19?

How Likely Am I to Experience Serious Symptoms? There’s no way to really predict that. But the World Health Organization and the CDC alike state that most people who come down with a case of COVID-19 can expect to fully recover at home without special medical...