What Cure’s Poison Ivy Fast?

July 29, 2022

At some point, you've more than likely come into contact with poison ivy, so you know how agonizing the rash and itch can be. Most people turn to conventional over-the-counter medications to cure the rash, but these often come with unwanted side effects. Learn about some at-home, natural remedies that can help cure poison ivy fast without any harsh chemicals. AFC Urgent Care Castle Rock provides diagnosis and treatment for poison ivy. Don't ...

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When Do You Need Your Ears Cleaned?

July 29, 2022

In most cases, your ears will be self-sufficient and clean themselves, so you never need to receive treatment. However, sometimes there are signs of a wax build-up. This can cause discomfort, itchiness, or ear infections if left untreated. If you use cotton swabs in your ears, you may be at higher risk for wax build-up. If you find yourself suffering from any of the following signs, visit AFC Castle Rock for a professional ear cleaning ...

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Springtime activities to boost current health

May 10, 2022

Spring, often known as springtime, is the second of the four temperate seasons, coming after winter and before summer. Spring is a time of new beginnings and happiness. Flowers flourish, and nature has a way of uplifting people's spirits. Fresh air, the scent of flowers, and newly fallen rain are precisely what we need to unwind and de-stress. Spring is also the perfect time of year to get your health back on track or ...

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What do I need an x-ray for?

April 26, 2022

X-ray is short for x-radiation. It is an imaging test that involves the emission of electromagnetic waves on the skin to help reveal the image of the structures inside the body, usually the bones. The beams of x-ray pass through your body, and they are absorbed in different amounts, depending on the density of material they pass through. To better understand an x-ray image, dense materials such as the bones appear as white. The air ...

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Does Omicron Cause More Breakthrough Infections Than Previous Variants?

April 14, 2022

You've likely noticed that more and more have been affected by “breakthrough” variants as of late, and this is no coincidence. The CDC has recently said to expect breakthrough infections to happen; while this is discouraging, it doesn't mean that COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots aren't working. Read on to learn more about breakthrough infections from our AFC Urgent Care Castle Rock team! What Are Breakthrough Infections? Breakthrough infections, according to the ...

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Is Mono Contagious?

April 14, 2022

Yes, it is. In fact, mono is often referred to as the “kissing disease” because it is commonly transmitted through direct contact with saliva. Our AFC Urgent Care Castle Rock team shares more important info on mono below, so keep reading! What Exactly Is Mono? Infectious mononucleosis, or “mono,” as it's known, can be caused by many different viruses. The most common culprit and cause of this viral infection, though, is the Epstein-Barr virus ...

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Does the Number of Viral Infections Increase During the Winter Months?

April 14, 2022

More people tend to get sick during the winter months, but why does this happen? Does cold weather cause more illnesses? Our AFC Urgent Care Castle Rock team provides some helpful answers below, so keep reading! Does Viral Activity Increase in the Winter? Yes, it almost always does. In fact, according to the CDC, viruses like the flu (and now, the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19) hit their peak between December and February. One of the ...

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What Is Ringworm?

April 14, 2022

Thankfully, ringworm doesn't have anything to do with an actual worm. Ringworm is a fungal illness that causes a rash that can often be treated quite easily with anti-fungal medicines or other home treatments. Read on as our AFC Urgent Care Castle Rock team provides more info on this pesky infection below! How Can I Know If I Have Ringworm? The most common symptom of ringworm is an itchy, circular rash with clearer skin ...

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Why Is the Immune System Important for Fighting the Flu?

April 30, 2021

We are entering into the colder months, and you know what that means? Flu season is headed our way in full force! Our team at AFC Urgent Care Castle Rock wants you to know how your immune system plays a role in fighting off the flu virus, as well as other ways you can prevent the flu this season. Why Is the Immune System Important to the Human Body? The immune system is made up ...

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What Exactly Is Asthma?

April 30, 2021

Asthma is an extremely common respiratory condition. In fact, about one in 13 Americans have asthma, which is why our team at AFC Urgent Care Castle Rock wants to you to know how you can eliminate asthma triggers this fall, as well as ways to prevent asthma attacks overall. Why Is Asthma Worse in the Fall? Many times people consider spring and summer to be the time of more asthma attacks because of the higher ...

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