Causes of Food Poisoning

January 12, 2022

Microorganisms are present everywhere, whether on surfaces, in the soil, or in our foods. Some of these bacteria and parasites can affect our health.   In cases where a person consumes contaminated food, it will most likely lead to food poisoning or foodborne illness.   AFC Urgent Care Methuen is able to treat all patients for urgent medical conditions. If you are experiencing symptoms of dehydration, it's best to receive emergency medical care from the emergency ...

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Top 3 Winter Childhood Illnesses

January 12, 2022

In winter, we have a predominance of viral diseases, especially those that attack the airways. Colds, flu, bronchitis, laryngitis, tonsillitis are more common during this period. The colder temperatures and the dry climate cause a concentration of particles that allow these viruses to reproduce. Children are the most affected, especially those with a history of allergic respiratory diseases (such as bronchitis and rhinitis).  AFC Urgent Care Methuen is equipped to treat a variety of illnesses ...

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Why Do Summer Camps Require Physicals?

June 16, 2021

" Camp physicals are typically required for all children at summer camps throughout the state. If your child is planning on attending a camp, it can be assumed they’ll need a physical. At AFC Urgent Care Methuen, we provide sport & camp physicals to all children on a walk-in basis. Our providers are trained to give your child the best care possible. Visit our center today to get your child started on their summer activities. Why ...

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What is Considered Bad Sunburn?

May 26, 2021

When someone is out in the sun, the melanin in their skin acts as a UV protectant. This then causes a higher production of melanin, resulting in a tan. Without the added protection of sunscreen, the body will instead burn, causing a sunburn. Mild sunburns are extremely common, but in some cases, they can become severe. If you are suffering from a severe sunburn this summer, visit AFC Urgent Care Methuen. Our providers can recommend ...

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Allergies & Asthma

May 11, 2021

Living with allergies or asthma is an unpleasant reality for a large number of people. Unfortunately, asthma and allergies tend to go hand in hand. Understanding how they’re related and what the key differences are will make identifying and treating your symptoms more manageable. The providers at AFC Urgent Care Methuen can provide information and health recommendations for those who have asthma. Seasonal allergy treatment is also offered for those who may need it ...

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Everything to Know about Immigration Physicals

April 26, 2021

The United States Immigration medical exam is a mandatory test required of every applicant intending to migrate to the U.S. The purpose is to prevent the emigration of persons with health conditions of public health concerns, which tend to put the migrant and other host country members at risk. Such conditions include persons with an infectious disease of public health significance, physical or mental disorder associated with harmful behavior, and persons who fail to ...

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Does AFC Urgent Care provide Occupational Health Services?

April 9, 2021

Occupational health services are utilized when positions require employees to participate in strenuous physical activity. Many different services cater to the specific needs of each employer. Employers want their employees that are in these positions to be in the best health possible to avoid any injury. AFC Urgent Care Methuen provides multiple different occupational health services to all employers in the area. What is Occupational Health? Occupational health consists of health care that is dedicated ...

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How to Prevent Gastroenteritis

March 25, 2021

Gastroenteritis is extremely common in Winter and Spring months. It is extremely contagious and is typically transmitted through close contact with an infected person. Bacterial gastroenteritis can also be transmitted through undercooked or unwashed foods. Additionally, foods that are cooked but stored improperly can harbor bacteria. If you think you may have gastroenteritis, call or visit AFC Urgent Care Methuen. Our physicians can help provide treatment options for both viral or bacterial gastroenteritis. Symptoms of ...

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What is Lyme Disease?

March 19, 2021

It has become increasingly evident that Lyme disease is a growing healthcare problem in the United States. With more than 400,000 people being diagnosed and treated for the condition annually, there is the need to address the Lyme issue more seriously. What exactly is Lyme disease? It’s an illness that still has a cloud of mystery over it. What’s known are the cause, the symptoms, and signs, and complications that can develop ...

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Symptoms of Asthma

February 13, 2021

Asthma is a condition that causes your airways to swell and makes it difficult to breathe. This can cause coughing, shortness of breath, or a whistling sound when exhaling. There is currently no cure for asthma. It can be managed, however. Visit AFC Urgent Care Methuen for asthma treatment, as well as prescriptions for inhalers. If you are having difficulty breathing, visit the emergency room. Symptoms of Asthma Some patients with asthma can have infrequent ...

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