Why Does My Skin Get Dry During Winter?

December 27, 2023

Why Does My Skin Get So Dry When It’s Cold Outside? As winter settles across Charlotte, North Carolina, a chill in the air adds a touch of coziness to the season. It’s the perfect time to enjoy winter activities such as ice skating at the US National Whitewater Center, discover a winter wonderland at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, or warm up with a cozy meal at Camp North End. However, the winter air ...

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Can using a humidifier prevent the flu?

December 15, 2023

Do Humidifiers Prevent the Flu? Whether you’re a local or a visitor in Charlotte this holiday season, the vibrant community offers a warm and inviting atmosphere. Visit the Museum of Illusions Charlotte or District 57 for a day of fun and new experiences. Grab a bite to eat at Main Street Bistro or a get cup of coffee at 200C Banh Mi & Coffee. As you celebrate with loved ones, remember to prioritize your well-being ...

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Can I Stay Healthy Throughout the Holiday Season?

November 15, 2023

We love the holiday season in the Charlotte area, and we are sure you do as well. The delicious food, holiday traditions, cozy evenings by the fire and flowing drinks can make this a wonderful time of year for everyone. However, all of these joyous celebrations can be hard on your body. Running around trying to find the perfect present or staying up late trying to reconfigure that elf into yet another creative situation can ...

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What Does RSV Feel Like?

November 3, 2023

The answer to that question varies greatly. RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, can be a minor illness that causes a small cough and a fever, or it can progress all the way to a medical emergency in the form of respiratory distress. Severe RSV disproportionately affects young children and older adults, which is why it is important to keep a close eye on your loved ones when they are sick. Our AFC Urgent Care Monroe ...

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Will the Flu Shot Help Keep Me Healthy This Season?

October 24, 2023

Believe it or not, we are already heading into the cold and flu season for 2023 and 2024. It seems like only yesterday we were talking about influenza and the flu vaccine! We are already starting to see a rise in cases across the country. Because of that, it is time to start talking about the flu vaccine! Getting your flu vaccine early in the season offers you the most comprehensive protection all year. Stop ...

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Does COVID-19 Cause a Sore Throat?

October 1, 2023

The cold and flu season is upon us once more, and we are gearing up for another season mixed with the flu, COVID-19 and other common illnesses like strep throat. Feeling sick is never fun, so finding the most accurate treatment for your illness is crucial to feeling better faster! Unfortunately, many of the common illnesses share symptoms so it can be hard to tell on your own. That’s where AFC Urgent Care Monroe ...

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Have the Symptoms for COVID-19 Changed?

September 15, 2023

The seasons are changing, and there is a lot to look forward to about this time of year. Football, holidays and time spent with friends and family can all make this season one to remember. One part of the fall and winter that isn’t so pleasant is the rise in illnesses. Colds, the flu and strep throat are more common during the colder months, and we also expect a rise in COVID-19 cases like ...

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When Is a Fever a Serious Situation?

September 14, 2023

Back-to-school season is in full swing once more, and we hope you are finding the right balance in the chaos of homework, sports, activities and your own work. We also hope that you have avoided the first round of illnesses that have swept through the school already. We all know that this time of year is common for kids to get sick from viruses, stomach bugs or other infections. One of the most common symptoms ...

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Can I Get a Blood Test at AFC Urgent Care Monroe Road?

August 15, 2023

Everyone has been sick at least once in their lives, and it can be a really frustrating experience when you wake up feeling less than your best. While many illnesses have telltale symptoms and you can receive a diagnosis quickly after a physical exam, others may take a bit more investigative work to diagnose. That’s where our amazing team and our resources come into play! We have a variety of diagnostic tools at our ...

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What Are Some Ways to Quit Smoking?

August 1, 2023

We are so glad you asked. Even just thinking about quitting is a step in the right direction. Addictive habits can be really hard to break, especially if yours has been a part of your life for years or even decades. However, it is possible if you stick your mind to it and focus your efforts on getting healthier. Smoking is bad for your health in every way, and it impacts your body daily. In ...

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