Is Norovirus Contagious?

January 15, 2022

Norovirus is an intestinal infection that causes diarrhea and vomiting in infected people. This virus is highly contagious and can be contacted by people of all ages. young kids and the elderly are at higher risk of related complications. Norovirus is transmittable before you fall sick and even after you may have recovered from the virus. AFC Urgent Care Stoneham can help treat certain symptoms before they hit an emergency level. Dehydration is the biggest ...

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Do I Have a Sinus Infection?

January 15, 2022

Sinus infections (also known as sinusitis or rhinosinusitis) are caused when germs begin to grow in sinuses that are blocked and filled with fluid. This blockage of the nasal cavities occurs by inflammation of the sinuses and is commonly caused by a virus. In other cases, a sinus infection is caused by bacterial or fungus. Although there are different medications for treating sinus infections, no specific vaccine protects you against the infection. AFC Urgent Care ...

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Common Bee Sting & Insect Bite Reactions

December 24, 2021

Several insects in nature can deliver a bite or sting that could trigger an allergic reaction in someone who is sensitive to the toxin injected into the skin. What makes a bite or sting an allergic reaction? Most individuals do not have an allergic reaction to an insect bite or sting. Moreover, not all insect bites and stings trigger allergies. Still, it’s important to spot an allergic reaction if you get by one insect ...

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Winter Urgent Care Services

December 23, 2021

Urgent care facilities tend to be a lot busier during the winter. The winter season brings cold temperatures and hazards that you must take precautions to prevent terrible incidents. Roads become slippery, temperatures reach freezing, and a mixed bag of weather conditions can make for some unpleasant winter events. The unfortunate truth is that many people end up in urgent care each winter to treat illnesses and injuries. Luckily, urgent care facilities are available to ...

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Can I Visit AFC Urgent Care for COVID Testing?

December 23, 2021

Even with the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, there are still many new cases of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. If you suspect that you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, you may be wondering where you can go to get tested. Navigating care during the COVID-19 pandemic can all be overwhelming when need helps the most. While telemedicine has increased during this pandemic, in-person care is still necessary and relevant in some cases. Knowing how to ...

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Will Strep Throat Go Away on its Own?

December 23, 2021

Sometimes we approach an illness with a “wait-it-out” mindset. It is never fun feeling sick, but we feel as though it will get better with time. A sore throat is a sickness that many people approach with this thought. While this is partly true, is it possible that your sore throat is more than just a viral sickness. If your throat problems are actually strep, you might not want to wait it out. Visit AFC ...

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How to Celebrate Halloween During COVID

December 23, 2021

Halloween is a favorite pastime for many! Unfortunately, COVID-19 changed the much-loved holiday into something somewhat different. Where parents and children were once only concerned about cars and tampered-with candy, COVID brought something new to the celebration. Despite the risks involved, Halloween can still be celebrated safely. Knowing what to look for and how to prepare yourself and your children is vital to enjoying the holiday. AFC Urgent Care Stoneham provides COVID tests to all ...

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Benefits of Healthy Eating

December 23, 2021

The diet industry is a multi-billion-dollar business that targets people looking to be healthier. The truth is fad diets are the furthest thing from healthy! The best thing you can do for your body both inside and out is to maintain a consistently healthy lifestyle, not just a temporary diet. Let’s learn a little more about what healthy eating means and how it can benefit you in the long term. AFC Urgent Care Stoneham ...

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Health Tips for Students

December 23, 2021

Health can be considered many different things. It can range from stress management, mental health and physical health. There are a few tips to follow to try and keep yourself healthy and happy as you return to school and operate through COVID. AFC Urgent Care Stoneham is here to help with all minor injuries and illnesses this school year. Continue reading to learn helpful health tips to consider throughout the year to help keep you ...

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Ways that Yoga is Good for You

December 23, 2021

Practicing yoga regularly can have even the most novice of yogi’s feeling good. There are numerous benefits to yoga that include mental and physical health benefits. Learn more about the benefits yoga can have on your health by reading more! AFC Urgent Care Stoneham is here to help provide our community with health resources. We want to offer more than just urgent care services and COVID-19 testing in Stoneham. Visit our center for more ...

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