Sickness never happens when we have time for it. Don’t you feel like it always occurs at the absolutely worst time, such as on a weekend?

Fortunately, our East Tennessee urgent care centers are open seven days a week for extended hours so that you can get the medical treatment you need when you need it, even on weekends.

Let’s take a look at one common condition we treat—bronchitis.

Do I Have Bronchitis?

Bronchitis occurs when the lining of the bronchial tube becomes inflamed. When you visit an AFC location, one of our doctors will examine you, review your symptoms and potentially order blood work or an X-ray. Based on their findings, they’ll suggest at treatment plan.

Bronchitis Symptoms

  • Chest pressure
  • Chronic cough
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Dry cough
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Post-nasal drip
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath

How Long Does Bronchitis Last?

The condition can last from two to four weeks, depending on the severity of your symptoms. While most symptoms go away after a couple weeks, a cough can linger for a week longer.

Bronchitis Treatment

  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Get rest and quality sleep.
  • If prescribed an antibiotic, take as directed.
  • Try OTC meds to relieve pain and cough.
  • Use a humidifier to add moisture to the air.

Feeling less than your best? Visit one of our AFC Urgent Care TN locations today to be seen by one of our knowledgeable and experienced physicians.