COVID-19 or Strep Throat? My Throat Hurts!

February 1, 2024

Have you ever experienced that irritating, scratchy sensation that initiates at the back of your throat and swiftly transforms into an uncomfortable burning feeling? The question arises: Could it be COVID-19, or is it possibly strep throat? While dealing with COVID-19 is certainly no walk in the park, strep throat, though not pandemic-level or life-threatening, can be a painful and potentially contagious ailment. Recognizing the potential confusion between COVID-19 and strep throat, AFC Urgent Care ...

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4 Strategies for Norovirus Treatment and Prevention

January 1, 2024

Have you ever fallen ill after consuming something questionable? The culprit could be the norovirus, often referred to as the "stomach flu" or "stomach bug." As the primary cause of foodborne illnesses in the United States, particularly prevalent during the winter months, it's essential to adopt preventive measures to prepare for a potential norovirus outbreak. Here are four effective tips for both treating and preventing norovirus: 1. Proper Hand Washing to Prevent Norovirus While ...

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Unwrapping Christmas Tree Syndrome: Could Your Festive Foliage Be Harming Your Health?

December 2, 2023

The holiday season is upon us, bringing the warmth and joy of Christmas. However, what if your beloved Christmas tree is the unexpected culprit behind your seasonal discomfort? Surprisingly, more than one-third of American households partake in the tradition of adorning a Christmas tree during this festive time. If you find yourself battling sneezing fits, a runny nose, and itchy eyes once your tree is up, you might be grappling with what is colloquially known ...

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Take Charge of Your Health this American Diabetes Awareness Month!

November 6, 2023

This American Diabetes Awareness Month, it's time to prioritize your well-being. Diabetes affects millions of people, and there are many who might not recognize the symptoms or risks leading to the more serious types of diabetes. Our message this holiday season is clear: don't become another statistic! We're addressing pre-diabetic individuals too, who are at a higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Your numbers matter, and it's crucial to understand ...

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Is It The Flu Or RSV? What’s The Difference?

October 2, 2023

As we enter the colder months, the prevalence of respiratory viruses such as the flu and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is expected to rise. These viruses, which tend to be more widespread during fall and winter, pose significant health risks, especially to vulnerable groups such as infants, young children, older adults, and those with compromised immune systems. AFC Urgent Care Danbury understands the nature of these illnesses and wants to help keep you informed about ...

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Navigating The Flu and RSV Season with AFC Urgent Care Danbury

October 1, 2023

As we step into the flu season, it's important to understand the potential threats posed by influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). These viral infections typically hit their peak during the fall and winter months in the United States, often escalating in October and peaking between December and February. A mild case of RSV causes mild, cold-like symptoms and is often confused with the flu. Both equally as bad, can turn a happy and ...

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The Importance of Immunizations: Keeping Your Child Healthy, Safe, And Up to Date

August 14, 2023

As August rolls in, signaling the arrival of "National Immunization Awareness Month," it's crucial to prioritize your child's health. Amidst the flurry of "Back to school" preparations, let's highlight the significance of immunizations and a special opportunity for eligible children to receive free "back to school vaccinations." As you work through your checklist for the upcoming school year, make sure not to overlook scheduling your child's back to school physical. Schools ...

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Ear Waves And Aches: A User's Guide to Tackling Swimmer's Ear with Ease

July 5, 2023

Swimmer's ear, medically known as otitis externa, is an infection of the outer ear canal that is commonly caused by bacteria or fungi. This condition typically occurs due to prolonged exposure to moisture in the ear, making it prevalent among swimmers. However, it can also develop as a result of excessive sweating, hot and humid environments, or trauma to the ear canal. At AFC Urgent Care Danbury Main St., our comprehensive guide, "Ear Waves ...

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Urgent Care for Broken Bones & Fractures: What Urgent Care Treats

June 12, 2023

If you have a broken bone or a fracture, urgent care may be able to help. Learn the different types of fractures (broken bones), what we treat, and when to go to the ER vs. urgent care. How Do You Know a Bone is Broken? Every year, millions of people break a bone. Broken bones typically result from a trauma like a fall, car accident, or sports injury. Medical conditions such as osteoporosis or repetitive ...

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Men's Health Month: Why It’s Important To Get A Check-Up

May 31, 2023

Men often overlook their health until they are confronted with a severe medical issue that they could’ve prevented if they took action. In honor of Men's Health Month in June, AFC Urgent Care Danbury is dedicated to assisting men in tackling these concerns head-on. Let's engage in a conversation about men's health issues and explore preventative measures together. The initial step is to raise awareness about these issues and recognize the ...

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