Croup Symptoms in Babies

January 11, 2022

Babies are very susceptible to various diseases during their formative years. This is due to their body system not being fully developed with adequate antibodies necessary to fight off the encroaching virus. It isn't far to see the reason they need special care. One illness quite prevalent in babies and young children is the Croup infection. The providers at AFC Urgent Care North Andover have the health of our community at top of mind ...

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Can You Treat Acute Bronchitis?

January 11, 2022

Acute bronchitis is a short inflammation of the brochure. The bronchial tubes are responsible for transporting oxygen from your windpipe to the lungs. This bronchitis is mainly caused by cold viruses and often occurs with or after a cold. Symptoms include coughing, which can persist for a long time after acute bronchitis has subsided. Acute bronchitis can be uncomfortable and persistent, but it is usually not serious in otherwise healthy people. Acute bronchitis usually heals ...

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What’s the Difference Between Headaches & Migraines?

June 16, 2021

" Headaches affect around 50% of the global population. Typical symptoms include pain in the face, neck, and head that vary in severity. Migraines typically cause the same type of symptoms that are more intense and debilitating. AFC Urgent Care North Andover provides treatment for headaches and migraines for all patients. Visit our center today to receive the treatment you need. Types of Headaches Primary Headaches Primary headaches are referred to as independent conditions that cause ...

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What Happens when you’re Bit by a Tick?

May 25, 2021

" Tick bites are a common thing that normally isn’t a big deal as long as you know proper tick bite first-aid. Ticks are more common in some regions of the US, and those who spend more time outdoors are more prone to tick bites. After a hike, camping trip, hunting, or other outdoor adventure, you should always check your body for ticks. A tick that’s not found quickly after biting can lead to ...

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Allergens in Your Home

May 11, 2021

" Did you know there are allergens in your home right now? Even in the cleanest of homes, dust and other allergens are hiding in plain sight. There’s nothing you can do to eliminate allergens completely. Still, you can target some of the most common problem areas of the home to limit the number of allergy attacks plaguing your family. Let’s break it down one room at a time to learn more about the ...

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Is the COVID Vaccine Effective?

April 26, 2021

" Accurate information about medical choices is very important. Information about COVID-19 vaccines is just as critical as information about the virus itself. There have been many myths and rumors associated with the COVID-19 virus. Many have refused to get vaccinated due to fears and misguiding information about the virus.  Proper education and information about the use and benefits of getting vaccinated against the COVID virus are essential. It is beneficial to both individuals and the ...

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What Viruses have Vaccines?

April 9, 2021

" Certain viruses and diseases can be prevented through vaccinations, and many doctors recommend getting them at the appropriate time. Many of these illnesses can be life-threatening, especially to those with weakened immune systems. Some of these diseases have been nearly eradicated in the United States due to vaccines, but they may still be prevalent in other countries. AFC Urgent Care North Andover provides many vaccines to all patients for different reasons. Be sure to call ...

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Preventing Kidney Disease

March 24, 2021

" Kidney disease can be prevented by making healthy lifestyle changes. The good news is that many of the healthy changes we can make can improve your overall health, including heart health and other vital organs. Learn more about the many ways to prevent kidney disease with AFC Urgent Care North Andover. Our physicians can provide resources for you to help improve your overall health. Make your health a priority, and visit our primary care physicians ...

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Common Cold vs. Influenza

March 19, 2021

" Feeling feverish, congested, and achy, but can’t quite tell if it’s the common cold or flu? You are not alone. Many people have that same episode when they experience those symptoms and cannot tell the difference. Both conditions are respiratory illnesses with some shared similarities, which makes it often confusing to differentiate between the two. Knowing whether you have symptoms of the common cold or influenza will boil down to knowing how to ...

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Benefits of Exercise for the Heart

February 19, 2021

" Exercise is one of the best ways to reduce the risks of heart disease. Even thirty minutes of exercise daily will control your blood cholesterol, slim you down, keep you in shape, and reduce your blood pressure by nearly seven points. Visit AFC Urgent Care North Andover for any ailments or injuries. Our physicians can help answer any preventative care questions you may have about your general health. If you are having sudden and sharp ...

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