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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 […]

By |December 31st, 2020|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on What are Common Winter Illnesses in Kids?

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 […]

By |December 15th, 2020|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Can COVID cause Bronchitis?

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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How to Manage Your Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies, like other types of allergies, develop when the body’s immune system overreacts to something in the environment, usually during spring, summer or fall when certain plants pollinate.

Symptoms include itchy eyes, sneezing, nasal congestion, and wheezing.  Seasonal allergies affect millions of people in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that 19.9 million […]

By |April 8th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Manage Your Seasonal Allergies

Asthma Prevention 101: How to Control Asthma Triggers

Asthma is a condition in which a person’s airways become inflamed, narrow, and swell, producing extra mucus, which makes it difficult to breath.  Asthma affects millions of Americans in the United States and leads to a variety of uncomfortable symptoms and other debilitating health effects including asthma attacks.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), […]

By |April 5th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Asthma Prevention 101: How to Control Asthma Triggers

Uninsured? How to Get Medical Care Without Insurance

Millions of Americans in the U.S are uninsured even though federal law requires adults to have health insurance. The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that nearly 27 million people across the country don’t have insurance. So if you don’t currently have insurance what can you do to get medical care?

Many people don’t have insurance as they […]

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How to Manage and Treat Back Pain

Back pain is a problem for a significant number of  Americans. From injury to chronic conditions such as arthritis, there can be many different causes of your back pain. There’s good news for those suffering though – you don’t have to continue living with your back pain! Patients can access several forms of treatment services […]

By |March 8th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Manage and Treat Back Pain