Back to School Physicals | AFC Urgent Care Waltham

September 14, 2022

Back-to-School Physicals for the 2022-2023 School Year As summer break wraps up, it’s important to refocus on preparing for the school year. Between buying school supplies and new school clothes, remembering to schedule your child’s back-to-school physicals should stay at the top of the to-do list. In order for children to perform at their best, they need to feel their best. Scheduling your child’s physical before the school year begins is beneficial ...

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How to Fight Flu this Fall | AFC Urgent Care Waltham

September 14, 2022

How to Fight Flu Season This Fall Fall is officially here! Which means preparing for the school year, new jobs, upcoming holidays, and of course–the flu season. Although flu season typically picks up around October, usually peaking between December and February, it’s highly recommended to get the flu vaccine early before the virus begins spreading in your community. It can take up to two weeks after vaccination for the protective antibodies to develop ...

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What is the best treatment for recurrent UTIs?

September 6, 2022

Urinary tract infections are extremely common, especially for women. UTIs can be frustrating and difficult to treat, as they often recur. Fortunately, there are several treatments available that may help prevent recurrent UTIs. This blog post will discuss the best treatment options for recurrent UTIs. AFC Urgent Care Waltham treats patients with UTIs almost every day. We're here every day of the week to help treat patients with urgent medical symptoms. Learn more about ...

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What should you do if you're exposed to monkeypox?

September 6, 2022

If you're ever exposed to monkeypox, don't panic! There are specific steps you can take to minimize your risk of contracting the virus. Read on for tips on how to stay safe if you're in an area where monkeypox has been reported. AFC Urgent Care Waltham is a leader in medical treatments for local patients. We provide high-quality care to those who need it and health resources to keep our community safe ...

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What Injuries Can Be Treated at Urgent Care?

July 28, 2022

When you get hurt, you probably want to receive treatment as soon as possible. Accidents happen when you least expect them to, so you want medical care when it's convenient. Waiting for hours in the emergency room is not convenient, and it's often very costly. AFC Urgent Care Waltham is open seven days a week. This means we can provide weekend injury treatment when you need it. What types of injuries are treatable ...

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Swimmer's Ear vs. Ear Infection

July 28, 2022

What are the major differences between swimmer's ear and an ear infection? Are they the same thing? Do I have one or the other? If you've ever suffered from the symptoms, you're not alone. In this post, we'll break down the differences between swimmer's ear and ear infections, as well as provide tips on how to tell if you have one or the other. AFC Urgent Care Waltham can help ...

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How Long Does Sun Poisoning Take to Go Away?

June 27, 2022

Sun poisoning can be a real pain in the neck. Literally. The symptoms – which include a headache, fever, and muscle cramps – are no fun at all. So how long does sun poisoning take to go away? Unfortunately, there's no easy answer. Depending on the severity of your sun poisoning, it could take anywhere from a few days to several weeks for the symptoms to disappear completely. But with some self-care and patience, you'll ...

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Does COVID Cause High Blood Pressure?

June 27, 2022

There is a lot of talk about COVID and its potential to cause high blood pressure. This blog will explore the potential link between COVID and high blood pressure, as well as how to lower and maintain a healthy blood pressure level. Blood pressure can become a serious concern as people age, so it's important to get ahead of it as quickly as possible. AFC Urgent Care Waltham provides COVID-19 tests and health resources ...

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Should I Workout on My Period?

May 18, 2022

You may be wondering whether or not it is safe for your body to exercise or perform rigorous workout sessions while on your period. In most cases, being on your period may make you want to avoid all activities in general, including exercise. The truth is, there is no scientific reason to avoid working out on your period. It may even have some benefits to help alleviate your symptoms. For more information on your health ...

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What is the Main Cause of Asthma?

May 18, 2022

Asthma often occurs in small children but sometimes does not develop until adulthood. When symptoms occur, the immune system views things like pollen, smoke, or dust mites as foreign substances and releases chemicals to fight them. These chemicals cause an asthma attack. Asthma attacks can cause wheezing, coughing, or difficulty breathing. Learn how to properly identify your asthma triggers and create a plan to manage them! Visit AFC Urgent Care Waltham today to get started ...

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