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What are Common Winter Illnesses in Kids?

Children are more likely to catch contagious illnesses during the cold winter months than at any other time of year. Between going to school and daycare, there are plenty of opportunities for children to get sick from each other. AFC Urgent Care Norwalk is here to help you understand the differences between each illness to […]

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Can COVID cause Bronchitis?

Bronchitis occurs when the lining of your bronchial becomes inflamed and swollen. It causes a cough that produces mucus and overall congestion in your chest. Most bronchitis cases are caused by other viruses. This means that COVID can cause bronchitis, especially since a common symptom of COVID is a cough. If you think you may […]

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What should I do if my fever gets worse?

Having a fever is not an illness itself but rather an immune reaction to a bacterial infection and other illnesses. Overheating in hot weather can cause heatstroke and can significantly raise your body temperature. While most people find fevers concerning, it aids the immune system to fight off infections that stem from harmful bacteria, viruses, […]

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What causes a sore throat?

A sore throat involves pain and irritation in the throat and can be the symptom of a disease. When you try to swallow, the pain gets more intense. The majority of sore throats are a result of viral infections like the common cold or flu. Usually, sore throats heal by themselves over the passage of […]

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Similarities and Differences Between the Flu, Cold, and COVID-19

Worrying about contracting COVID-19 is heavy on many people’s mind, but as we head in to cold and flu season that fear becomes much more complicated. If you get sick this fall or winter do you know how to distinguish rather it’s the cold, flu, or COVID-19? It’s impossible to know for sure without getting […]

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Celebrating Halloween Safely

Halloween is right around the corner, and this year will take a bit more preparation than previous holidays. With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, it is important to make sure you take necessary steps to keep yourself and your family safe if you participate in Halloween celebrations this fall. Instead of participating in higher risk activities […]

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Why You Should Be Getting Your Flu Shot This Year

The start of fall marks the start of another type of season: influenza. There are several ways you can prevent catching the virus this fall, with the most effective being by getting an annual flu vaccination from AFC Urgent Care Norwalk. Our urgent care center is open seven days a week and always welcomes walk-in […]

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Preparing for Flu Season During COVID-19

Flu season is quickly approaching, which starts in early fall and lasts through late spring. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative that you take preventative measures against contracting the flu as soon as possible this fall. Getting an annual flu shot is critical to protecting yourself as well as those around you against […]

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Preparing Your Child for Back to School

The school year is set to begin in only a few short weeks, with the Norwalk Public Schools beginning the year using a hybrid learning model between in-person and virtual learning. With the last days of summer ticking down, it’s important to start talking to your child about what the school year will look like […]

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Bicycle Safety Tips for Summer

While the summer of 2020 is without many of the activities that your children are used to including camps, sports and vacations, there are still things they can do to go outside for fresh air and exercise! One of the most popular activities children can participate in while maintaining social distancing is bike riding. Making […]

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