What Should I Do If My Cat Bites Me?

What Should I Do If My Cat Bites Me?

Cat bites can happen to anyone, and they certainly aren’t pleasant when they do happen. If your cat has bitten you and you aren’t sure what to do next, read on as our AFC Urgent Care Hixson team provides some helpful information on the necessary next steps. What...
When Should I Get a Rapid Test?

When Should I Get a Rapid Test?

Even though more and more people are getting vaccinated and COVID-19 cases have been declining as of late, it’s still possible to get the virus, plus other contagious illnesses as fewer and fewer people are wearing masks in public. If you believe you might be sick...
When to See a Doctor for a Cut or Laceration

When to See a Doctor for a Cut or Laceration

Picture this: You’re cutting up vegetables for dinner, the knife slips and you cut yourself on accident. What do you do? Do you just bandage up the wound and wait for it to heal on its own, or do you visit the doctor for more professional care? When dealing with cuts,...
What Should I Do If My Child Needs an X-ray?

What Should I Do If My Child Needs an X-ray?

Generally, X-rays certainly aren’t something that parents look forward to scheduling for their child, but they are one of the greatest tools we have to make sure children are OK! If you haven’t taken your child to get an X-ray before, what should you know about them?...
Am I at Risk of Getting a Kidney Infection?

Am I at Risk of Getting a Kidney Infection?

You might be, but kidney infections are rare. They only affect one out of every 30 people that get a UTI, but they can be severe if not taken care of promptly and effectively. So, are there some people that are more likely to get a kidney infection than others? And if...
What Are Ear Infections?

What Are Ear Infections?

Ear infections are especially common among children as they affect five out of every six kids before they reach 3 years old. However, they occur among adults, too! To help you better understand these common infections, our AFC Urgent Care Hixson team provides some...
What Do I Need to Know About Strep Throat?

What Do I Need to Know About Strep Throat?

Strep throat is a common infection in the U.S., affecting around 11,000 to 24,000 Americans every year. While it is a very treatable infection, it can become severe if not dealt with quickly. Our team at AFC Urgent Care Hixson provides some further information...
What Are the Early Symptoms of COVID-19?

What Are the Early Symptoms of COVID-19?

Symptoms and COVID-19 are not a consistent match. While many have experienced a fever and a loss of taste, many that have been diagnosed with the virus haven’t had any symptoms. So, what gives? And are there any symptoms that we can generally rely on to show...