How Long Does a Sinus Infection Last?

November 17, 2022

Sinusitis, commonly known as a sinus infection, can cause uncomfortable symptoms that can last anywhere from ten days to several weeks. There are multiple types of sinus infections– acute, subacute and chronic. The length of infection depends on which infection you have, and whether it was caused by a virus or a bacteria. In this blog, we’ll outline some of the common symptoms associated with sinus infections, explain the differences in infection types, and ...

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Thanksgiving Health Tips 2022

November 17, 2022

Thanksgiving is almost here, which means a lot of us are preparing to get together with friends and family to share a delicious meal. The holiday is celebrated by many, and offers multiple opportunities for fun and relaxation. However, it is more important than ever to prioritize your family’s health and safety.  Continue reading for some tips to enjoy a healthy Thanksgiving and plan a visit to the walk-in clinic at AFC Urgent Care ...

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Is RSV Contagious?

October 26, 2022

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a respiratory virus that can affect people of all ages. Most commonly, the illness is diagnosed in children under two years old, and can cause mild symptoms– similar to the common cold. Recently, cases of RSV have begun to spike in our communities, and you may be wondering… Is RSV contagious? Well, similar to many other viruses, RSV is contagious and can cause severe symptoms for those with compromised immune ...

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Are You Suffering From Sinus Pain?

October 26, 2022

Sinus pain can cause a lot of discomfort and leave us feeling unwell for weeks. When your nose is constantly stuffy, there are various general illnesses that could be the culprit. A stuffy nose and sneezing are typical symptoms of the common cold. If you’re experiencing sinus pain or pressure, your symptoms could be a result of a sinus infection, also called sinusitis. Continue reading to learn how to distinguish a sinus infection from ...

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Flu Season 2022 FAQs for Patients | AFC Urgent Care Aurora Saddle Rock

September 14, 2022

Flu Season 2022-2023 FAQs for Patients With each passing year, influenza viruses change. This means we must get vaccinated against flu every year to best protect ourselves and those around us from getting sick. Flu is a complicated and unpredictable illness, making it difficult to protect ourselves with natural remedies. The most successful way to prevent incurring flu each season is to receive flu vaccination. On behalf of the CDC and the team of medical ...

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How to Strengthen Your Immune System | AFC Urgent Care Aurora Saddle Rock

September 14, 2022

How to Strengthen Your Immune System Your immune system is a complex network of cells, tissues, and organs that help the body fight infections and other diseases. Having a strong immune system can protect your body from illnesses like cold, flu, and even COVID-19. There are things you can do to help boost your immune system and allow it to function optimally. However, there are no scientifically proven studies that connect lifestyle changes and enhanced ...

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What Happens if a UTI Goes Untreated for a Week?

August 30, 2022

If you've had a UTI, you're familiar with the uncomfortable symptoms that come along with it. Visiting the doctor to get an antibiotic for your UTI can seem daunting, so is it really necessary? An untreated UTI can cause serious, life-threatening conditions. It's important to receive any necessary treatments to ensure your symptoms clear up. AFC Urgent Care Aurora Saddle Rock is here to provide any patient with the necessary medication they ...

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Can you get COVID-19 and the flu at the same time?

August 30, 2022

It’s completely possible to get COVID-19 and the flu at the same time. Both conditions are caused by viruses, and it takes a certain amount of time for your body to fight them off. It’s not common to get both at the same time, but it is still possible. AFC Urgent Care Aurora Saddle Rock provides treatment and testing for the flu, as well as testing for COVID-19. AFC Aurora Saddle Rock is ...

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First Aid for Burns

July 28, 2022

No one expects to get burned, but it happens more often than you might think. Burns are some of the most common injuries and can range from being a minor annoyance to life-threatening. Knowing what to do when someone gets burned can mean the difference between minor discomfort and extensive medical treatment. AFC Urgent Care Aurora Saddle Rock has the tools and equipment to treat any minor to moderate burn. If you are suffering from ...

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Will Swimmer's Ear Go Away By Itself?

July 28, 2022

Ear infections are a common ailment, especially among children. Swimmer's ear refers to an infection of the outer ear canal that can be caused by prolonged exposure to water. AFC Urgent Care Aurora Saddle Rock can help treat any ear infection, including swimmer's ear. Kids get sick very easily, and you want them to receive treatment as soon as possible. Visit our center when it's convenient for you - including on weekends! We ...

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