Navigating Similar Symptoms: Cold, Flu, Covid, or RSV - AFC Urgent Care Short Hills is Your Trusted Advisor

January 18, 2024

As the seasons change, so do the common illnesses that can affect us. It's not uncommon to experience symptoms that could be attributed to a cold, flu, Covid-19, or RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus). Understanding the differences and seeking prompt care is crucial. AFC Urgent Care Short Hills, located at 704 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills NJ, is here to help you differentiate and provide expert care. Common Symptoms: Cold, Flu, Covid, and RSV 1. Cold ...

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Minor Burn Treatment Options at Urgent Care

November 20, 2023

Between the hustle and bustle of the holidays, the travel, and the emphasis on cooking during the holiday season, the holidays are a common time for minor burns. Although no one ever intends to injure themselves, it is important to understand your options if a minor burn does occur so that you can get appropriate treatment. Learn about burn symptoms, categories, and where to seek treatment for minor burns. How to Know If a Burn ...

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The Difference Between Cold & Flu Symptoms

November 20, 2023

Fall and winter are peak cold and flu season. Although the common cold is a relatively minor illness, it shares many symptoms with the early stages of the flu. This makes it important to understand how they both impact your body so that you can seek treatment early and prevent severe symptoms from manifesting. Cold & Flu Causes Although distinctly different illnesses, the common cold and the flu actually have similar origins: they both stem from ...

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Tips for Avoiding a Cold this Fall

October 15, 2023

Having a cold can make it difficult to go about your daily life comfortably. With no real treatment options available except for rest and over the counter medications, avoiding a cold this fall is the best way to ensure you’re feeling your best. Find out how to fight off the irritating symptoms of a cold and how to avoid catching one in the first place. What Causes a Cold A cold is a viral ...

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Is a Cough Always Contagious?

October 15, 2023

Having a cough can be an annoying symptom to manage. Sometimes, a cough can be a tell-tale warning sign to stay away from someone because they’re sick. Other times, coughing is just a reflex. Read on to learn more about the causes of coughs and when to seek medical attention for them. What Causes a Cough? Simply put, a cough is just a reflex. Coughing is triggered subconsciously by your body to clear your ...

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What To Expect From the 2023 Fall Allergy Season

September 14, 2023

As the calendar turns to fall in 2023, many individuals brace themselves for the arrival of seasonal allergies. The autumn months bring unique allergens that can leave allergy sufferers reaching for tissues and antihistamines. In this article, we'll explore fall allergy causes, symptoms, and triggers, shedding light on what to expect from the 2023 fall allergy season. We'll also provide insights into this year's allergy and pollen forecast and offer valuable advice ...

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Are You More Likely to Get Sick When The Seasons Change?

September 13, 2023

As the seasons transition, many wonder if they are more susceptible to illnesses during these shifts. This article will explore why people get sick when the seasons change. Additionally, we'll provide some valuable tips on staying healthy and preventing illness. Lastly, we'll discuss the healthcare options available at urgent care centers to address seasonal health concerns. Reasons Why People Get Sick During Changing Seasons Seasonal changes, especially the transition from summer to fall ...

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Can UTI Symptoms Linger After Treatment?

August 22, 2023

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common health issue that can cause a fair level of discomfort and inconvenience. While prompt treatment with antibiotics is generally effective in relieving symptoms and clearing the infection, it’s not uncommon for some individuals to experience lingering symptoms– even after completing a full course of antibiotics. In this blog, we’ll explore why UTI symptoms may persist after treatment and what steps you can take to address this ...

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Do I Need The Pneumococcal Vaccine?

August 21, 2023

In the world of preventive healthcare, vaccinations have come a long way in combating various diseases that once posed significant threats to public health. One vaccine that often raises questions is the pneumococcal vaccine. Who needs it? What does it prevent? In this blog, we’ll delve into what a pneumococcal vaccine is, who should consider getting it, and why it’s an important aspect of safeguarding your health! For same-day vaccinations, visit the walk-in ...

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Recognizing and Treating Poison Ivy and Other Summertime Rashes

July 14, 2023

Summertime often means spending more time outdoors, but it also increases the risk of coming into contact with plants like poison ivy that can cause irritating rashes. Identifying these rashes and knowing how to treat them is essential for enjoying the season to the fullest. In this blog, we will explore the main points of recognizing and treating poison ivy and other common summertime rashes and when it's necessary to seek professional treatment. For ...

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