Do COVID Symptoms Come On Suddenly?

January 26, 2022

Amid the current global pandemic happening worldwide, people are naturally anxious about the symptoms of the virus. People often overstress themselves anytime they develop symptoms similar to that of COVID-19. Luckily, vaccines are now available to take care of the deadly virus. You can be sure of a certain degree of protection against the virus. That, however, does not mean you shouldn't adhere to the laid down COVID-19 guidelines. Prevention is better than cure ...

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Symptoms of RSV

January 26, 2022

Respiratory Syncytial Virus is a prevalent respiratory virus that causes mild, frosty symptoms in children and adults, affecting your lungs and making it difficult to breathe. It was first discovered in 1956 when scientists isolated a virus from a population of chimpanzees with respiratory illness.  This highly contagious virus can be spread through droplets, and they are released into the atmosphere when the carrier sneezes, coughs, or blows his nose in the presence of others ...

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Is Bronchitis Contagious?

January 7, 2022

The illness that falls between the common cold and severe pneumonia is referred to as bronchitis. It happens when the bronchioles (air-carrying tubes in the lungs) make too much mucus due to inflammation. AFC Urgent Care Short Hills provides diagnosis and treatment for patients suffering from bronchitis symptoms. All patients will experience high-quality care while tended to by our providers. Visit our center today for care! Types Of Bronchitis: Acute Bronchitis This is more frequent ...

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How long Does Food Poisoning Last?

January 7, 2022

Food poisoning is an illness that can result from the consumption of food or drinks that has been contaminated with specific viruses, bacteria, toxins (chemicals), or parasites. The most usual signs and symptoms of food poisoning are diarrhea and vomiting. If you find yourself suffering from food poisoning this winter, call or visit AFC Urgent Care Short Hills for care. Our providers can make recommendations for your health and make sure you feel your best ...

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What Does a Poison Ivy Rash Look Like?

June 23, 2021

" A poison ivy rash results from a person coming into contact with the poison ivy plant, which is found in almost every region in the United States. The poison ivy plant sap called Toxicodendron radicans contains an oil- urushiol, the irritant that results in an allergic reaction and the development of a rash. Direct contact with the plant or its oil or secondary transfer can cause an allergic reaction. Receive treatment for your poison ivy ...

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Why Your Child Needs a Camp Physical

June 10, 2021

" Summer camps are a great way for your child to receive exercise while they aren’t in school. Summer camps help kids make friends, teach them additional skills they don’t learn in school and allow them to get their heart pumping more than they would on a normal school day. AFC Urgent Care Short Hills provides comprehensive sport and camp physicals on a walk-in basis. Visit us today to have your child receive theirs ...

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Most Common Summer Health Problems

May 27, 2021

" When people think of illnesses, they often will think of flu season and winter. However, the warm summer months bring their own form of diseases to the table. AFC Urgent Care Short Hills wants you to be safe and healthy this summer. That is why we’re letting you know about possible conditions that we can treat here in our center. Visit us any time you need us; no appointment necessary. Insect Stings Many different ...

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Top Vaccines to Get Before Traveling

May 19, 2021

" Traveling to a new country is an exciting and nerve-wracking experience. One of the things that need to be on your to-do list before you leave for the trip is getting any necessary travel vaccinations. Travel vaccinations help protect you against diseases and illnesses that spread around other areas of the world. Since you’ve likely never encountered those illnesses before, your body has no immunity to them. Without a vaccine, your fun trip can ...

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What’s the Difference Between STIs and STDs?

April 9, 2021

" Both STDs and STIs refer to infections that are transmitted through sex. It’s estimated that by age 25, one in two Americans will have contracted an STI. Understanding both STDs and STIs and how they can be prevented is the key to avoiding getting them. April is STD Awareness Month, and at AFC Urgent Care Short Hills, your health is our priority. That is why we provide convenient and confidential STD testing for all ...

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Occupational Health & AFC Urgent Care

April 9, 2021

" There are a variety of occupational health services available at AFC Urgent Care Short Hills. Occupational health is necessary for all businesses to function. Our center provides integrated programs to help all employers and their employees stay safe and healthy while at work. From drug screenings to physical exams to vaccinations, AFC Urgent Care Short Hills is there to help prioritize your employee’s health. Call or visit our center today to get more information ...

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