Should I Get an STD Test?

Should I Get an STD Test?

Scheduling an STD test can certainly be uncomfortable, but sometimes uncomfortable medical visits are the most important ones to make—especially when STD rates are as high as they are. According to the CDC, one in five people have an STD. To learn more about STDs and...
How to Know If You’re Experiencing Heat Rash

How to Know If You’re Experiencing Heat Rash

It’s safe to say that we’ve all heard of heat rash before. Even though you know what it is, how can you know that the new rash that has developed on your skin is, indeed, heat rash? Our AFC Urgent Care Sevierville team highlights what heat rash is and how you can...
What Happens When I Pull a Muscle?

What Happens When I Pull a Muscle?

It’s safe to say that we’ve all either heard of or experienced a pulled muscle before, but do you know what actually happens to the body when it suffers a pulled muscle? Our AFC Urgent Care Sevierville shares some helpful information on pulled muscles and muscle...
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...