Guide to Health Habits during September | AFC Urgent Care Stoneham

September 14, 2022

Maintain Health Habits during September in 2022 A new season is the perfect time for a fresh start! September marks the celebration of “Healthy Aging Month,” a time we can use to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older. The campaign was established 15 years ago as a way to bring awareness to physical health, mental health, and diet – all factors that contribute to successful and healthy aging. AFC Urgent Care Stoneham ...

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Back to School Wellness | AFC Urgent Care Stoneham

September 14, 2022

Back-to-School Wellness Tips for the 2022-23 School Year With summer coming to an end, the importance of getting children ready to go back to school begins. A new school year brings new classes, teachers, friends, and unfortunately– increased coughs, colds and sickness. Germs can linger on classroom desks, tables or door knobs for your child to be exposed to on a daily basis. September is a great time for parents to talk to their kids ...

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Are bee stings supposed to itch days after?

September 6, 2022

It's been days since you were stung by that pesky bee, but the itch just won't go away. You may be wondering if the sting is supposed to cause an itch long after the event. Wonder no more! Here we will explore everything about post-sting itching, what could be causing it, and how to make it stop. Visit AFC Urgent Care Stoneham for treatment for any insect bite or sting. Our medical providers ...

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What is the standard treatment for a UTI?

September 6, 2022

Most people have heard of UTIs or urinary tract infections. But many don't know what the standard treatment is for this common infection. In this blog post, we'll take a look at the most common ways to treat a UTI and when it's time to see a doctor. AFC Urgent Care Stoneham treats patients with UTIs consistently. Our board-certified medical providers are here to diagnose your symptoms and conduct STD testing if ...

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Stages of Mono

July 20, 2022

There are three very distinct stages of mono that can all impact a patient differently. In 90% of cases, mono is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. There is also a chance of getting the virus that causes mono but not actually getting mono. AFC Urgent Care Stoneham is here to help diagnose your symptoms and provide the best recommendations for treatment. Mono can cause painful symptoms, so you want medical care when you need it ...

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Can Urgent Care Treat a 2nd Degree Burn?

July 20, 2022

Patients no longer need to wait for hours in the emergency room to receive medical treatment when they want it. Second-degree burns can be extremely painful, and you want medical care as soon as possible. It’s important to understand what burns can be treated in urgent care and which should be seen at the hospital. AFC Urgent Care Stoneham has the necessary equipment to treat minor to moderate burns. If your burn is larger ...

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Does COVID Affect your Period?

June 28, 2022

It seems like every day, there is a new virus or health concern making the rounds on social media. So, it's no surprise that questions about the impact of COVID-19 on menstruation are starting to surface. AFC Urgent Care Stoneham offers COVID-19 testing, pregnancy testing, and additional health resources. Visit our walk-in center today to receive care for any urgent medical need you have. Here's what you need to know about the possible ...

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When Should You Go to the ER for Dehydration?

June 28, 2022

When you're feeling dehydrated, the last thing you want to do is go to the ER. However, there are some cases in which it is medically necessary. There are steps you can take to avoid an ER visit, but it's important to know the warning signs in children and adults. AFC Urgent Care Stoneham provides treatment for minor to moderate signs of dehydration. Our providers can use IV fluids to help you get ...

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What are the 3 Types of Asthma?

May 17, 2022

There are several types of asthma, however, there are three types that are more common than the rest. Asthma causes breathing problems due to airway inflammation and excessive mucus. It becomes increasingly difficult to breathe during asthma attacks, and the symptoms can become severe. Understanding the type of asthma you have can help avoid triggers and lessen the severity of attacks. AFC Urgent Care Stoneham is here to help you understand your asthma and work ...

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Can Sunscreen Prevent Skin Cancer?

May 17, 2022

When used correctly, sunscreen can work to decrease the risk of a patient developing skin cancer and precancers. Regularly using SPF 15 can reduce the risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma by 40% and melanoma by 50%. Additionally, sunscreen can prevent premature signs of aging. This includes wrinkles, sagging, and age spots. AFC Urgent Care Stoneham can provide you with the information you need to protect your skin this summer. The health and wellness of ...

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