Getting hurt can be a pain, literally! Even though you do your best to avoid injury and stay safe, accidents happen and they can leave you with a stubborn injury. Thankfully, many minor injuries like cuts, scrapes and strains will heal on their own. However, if you ever suspect a broken bone, you need to get it evaluated right away. You should always take bone injuries seriously because if you don’t treat them properly, they can get worse or never heal correctly. Read on →

For many of us, life is all about organizing chaos into a predictable routine, right? You probably wake up, get everyone out the door to school and work, get home, throw together dinner and chauffeur everyone around for evening activities. Finally, it’s bath, books and bedtime. Once your house is quiet, are you on the couch with the remote in hand? If that sounds familiar, you are not alone. It can be hard to do other things after a long day! Read on →

The summer season is a fun one for your children. School is out, the weather is beautiful and there are so many outdoor activities for them to enjoy. While you are busy being the chauffeur around town, don’t forget to pack the things your children need to avoid getting burned! Getting sunburnt at any age can be painful and damage your skin, but it is especially important to avoid sunburns as a child as your children’s skin is really sensitive and the effects can be long-lasting. Read on →

If you come down with a salmonella infection, it will probably cause some troubles in your intestinal tract. You can expect to feel the effects within eight to 72 hours after consuming a contaminated food or drinking compromised water. Initially, the symptoms associated with a salmonella infection are similar to symptoms of common stomach bugs, so you might not know the difference right away! Our AFC Urgent Care Indian Trail team explains what to expect from a salmonella infection below, so check it out. Read on →

Spring has arrived and we don’t know about you, but we are excited about the change in season! However, those of us who experience seasonal allergies always embrace this seasonal change with some hesitation. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you know just how frustrating they can be. They can cause a wide variety of symptoms and be particularly stubborn at this time of year. If you have seasonal allergies and are hoping to find some relief this year, our AFC Urgent Care Indian Trail team explains more below. Read on →

If you have kids in your house, you probably have dealt with an ear infection or two. They are incredibly common in children as well as adults. In fact, the vast majority of children have at least one ear infection before their third birthday! Since they are so common, it is important to understand the signs and symptoms so you can care for your child best. Our AFC Urgent Care Indian Trail team explains more below, so check it out. Read on →

The pandemic certainly upended many regular every day tasks, like going to a doctor’s appointment or even heading to the grocery store! Our community persevered, though, rolled with the changes and embraced the new processes in order to help keep people safe, and we are grateful for that every day. The pandemic’s emergency status is set to expire in May. While this may be a welcome change for many, it will also change certain conveniences, including aspects of virtual visits and telemedicine. Read on →

With all of the demands during a typical day as an adult and as a parent, it can be hard to get the sleep you need (and deserve). It is often the first thing to go when prioritizing your duties and tasks during a busy week. However, even just one night of shortened or poor sleep can cause unpleasant effects the next day. Getting the proper amount of sleep is crucial to your daily health as well as your long-term health. Read on →

If you are experiencing a hacking or barking cough, it might be bronchitis. Upper respiratory infections are common at this time of year, so if you aren’t feeling well, it is important to get diagnosed accurately so you can treat your symptoms and start feeling better. Upper respiratory infections like bronchitis and pneumonia can make you feel pretty crummy, so remember that our AFC Urgent Care Indian Trail team is always here for you to help you feel better. Read on →

Now that the holidays are over and a new year has begun, the remaining winter season can affect all of us differently. While some of us love the colder temperatures and winter activities, others may struggle with their mental health. Having minor periods of sadness throughout the year is common and usually not a concern for most people, but if you are finding that these periods are getting worse or more persistent in the winter months, you may have seasonal affective disorder. Read on →