Can a Change in Weather Make You Sick?

September 9, 2022

We’ve all been there– the cold weather creeps in and suddenly we aren’t feeling our best. Well, the term “under the weather,” makes a lot of sense when you think about how much our health seems to correlate with a change in temperature. But is it really the change in weather that’s making us sick? It’s important to understand how weather changes affect our well-being. Some of us may experience seasonal ...

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What Illnesses Peak in the Fall?

September 9, 2022

As we move into colder months, certain illnesses rise to their peak and spread throughout schools and workplaces. Our immune systems weaken during the fall due to temperature drops, dry cold air, and lack of Vitamin D from the sun. Children are back in school, and the cold air drives us indoors– all leading to an environment for germs to thrive. These factors increase our susceptibility to a number of illnesses, such as the common ...

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What's the difference between monkeypox and chickenpox?

September 6, 2022

Monkeypox and chickenpox are both caused by a virus, but there are some big differences between the two. Monkeypox is much rarer than chickenpox, and it can be more serious. Learn more about monkeypox in this post. AFC Urgent Care Bedford is here to provide chickenpox vaccines to any child or adult in need. We can also provide health recommendations for patients who test positive for monkeypox. If you think you may have either virus ...

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Are wasp stings worse than bee stings?

September 6, 2022

Walk outside on a summer day, and it's likely you'll see at least one bee or wasp. Both insects can deliver a painful sting, but are they really that bad? Let's take a closer look at the differences between bee and wasp stings to find out which is worse.  AFC Urgent Care Bedford can help patients with any insect sting. As long as symptoms are not at the emergency level, our medical ...

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Poison Ivy vs. Poison Oak

July 25, 2022

Both poison ivy and poison oak have a toxic oil that can cause an itchy rash for up to two weeks. This oil is called urushiol, and most people are allergic to it. There aren’t many differences between poison ivy and poison oak, but recognizing the plants can help save you an unpleasant few weeks this summer. AFC Urgent Care Bedford provides treatment for poison ivy. Depending on how much of your body the ...

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How Do I Know If I Have Mono?

July 25, 2022

Mono can cause painful symptoms, but they will typically go away on their own without medical intervention. It’s caused by a virus, so there isn’t a medical treatment that will make the disease go away. Patients can only maintain their symptoms. Symptoms are similar to that of the flu, so it can be easy to confuse the two conditions. AFC Urgent Care Bedford provides testing and treatment for mono. Don’t let yourself ...

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Potential Long-Term Effects from COVID

June 29, 2022

There is a lot of speculation going around about the potential long-term effects of COVID. Is it a plague? How will it affect our economy? What should we do to prepare? Scientists are still working to determine what the future holds, however, there are some things we can do to help minimize the risks. In this blog post, we'll take a look at what we know about COVID and its potential long-term effects so ...

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Illnesses More Common in Women

June 29, 2022

Millions of women currently live with or will have a major illness in their lifetime. While there are many illnesses that are more common in women, these diseases can affect anyone, regardless of gender. It's important to be aware of the most common illnesses affecting women so that you can get the appropriate treatment if needed. AFC Urgent Care Bedford offers both primary care and routine physicals to all patients. Our board-certified providers know ...

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What are the 4 Categories of Asthma?

May 18, 2022

There are four categories when it comes to asthma, and they are based on their severity. Asthma causes inflammation in the airway, which can make it difficult to breathe. Asthma attacks can be very severe and even life-threatening in some cases. It’s important to always have an inhaler with you to be prepared for an attack. If you think you may have asthma or notice your symptoms getting worse, visit AFC Urgent Care Bedford ...

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Do Tick Bites Itch While Healing?

May 18, 2022

Tick bites are the worst, there's no doubt about that. Not only is it disturbing to get the tick removed from your skin, but you need to also be aware of any symptoms of Lyme disease. Some people may experience itching at the site of the bite, so is this a sign of Lyme? The providers at AFC Urgent Care Bedford can remove ticks and remove a tick head embedded into your skin. Our ...

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