Is Mesenteric Adenitis a Cause for Concern?

Is Mesenteric Adenitis a Cause for Concern?

Mesenteric adenitis is a scary-sounding medical issue. While the name itself sounds rather intimidating, the infection is usually not something to worry too much about. It primarily affects children and teens and will typically go away without treatment in one to four...
When Should I Worry About a Bug Bite?

When Should I Worry About a Bug Bite?

Bug bites are common during this time of year. Whether it’s a mosquito, ant or bee, it’s not uncommon for one of these critters to let you know they exist in an itchy or painful way. While most bug bites aren’t causes for serious concern, some bites or stings can be...
What Should I Do If I Have a Kidney Stone?

What Should I Do If I Have a Kidney Stone?

Kidney stones are the worst. Although they most often affect people between the ages of 40 and 60, they can happen to anyone. Not to mention, they can cause extreme discomfort. Luckily, though, kidney stones are quite treatable and don’t often last for more than a...
Can Seasonal Allergies Be Cured?

Can Seasonal Allergies Be Cured?

Seasonal allergies affect millions of people across the globe every year. We would so love to do away with them, wouldn’t we? While in some cases it is possible to grow out of them as you get older, allergies can’t actually be cured, unfortunately. While this is a...
Do Some People Bruise Easier Than Others?

Do Some People Bruise Easier Than Others?

Some bruises are easy to trace back to their origins, while others pop up and you aren’t even sure how they got there. Unexplainable bruises are more common for some than they are for others, but why? Our AFC Urgent Care Chapman Highway team shares some helpful...
How Contagious Is Mononucleosis?

How Contagious Is Mononucleosis?

It’s not uncommon for teens and young adults to get mono. In fact, it’s not uncommon for anyone to get mono, as studies show that around 90% of Americans will get it by age 35, although not everyone will experience symptoms. So, how contagious is this virus, and how...
How Common are Omicron Breakthrough Infections?

How Common are Omicron Breakthrough Infections?

While an actual percentage of breakthrough omicron cases hasn’t been given yet, many people have become infected with the omicron variant, even if they’ve been fully vaccinated. So, does this mean that COVID-19 vaccines don’t work? It doesn’t. The COVID-19 vaccines...
What Causes Croup?

What Causes Croup?

While croup rarely, if ever, affects adults, it is a common respiratory infection among children. If your child is sick with croup, it can be tough to hear him or her labor through the “barking” cough that croup causes. So, what gives? How do kids get this...