Signs You Have Laryngitis

January 13, 2022

The AFC Urgent Care Waltham providers are here to help keep you healthy. From the flu to symptoms of laryngitis, we are here to help. Visit our walk-in urgent care center for medical care today, or make an appointment for COVID-19 testing now. Located in the neck (between the pharynx and the trachea) and taking the form of a tube, the larynx is an organ that houses vocal cords, muscles, and cartilage. It fulfills three ...

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Early Symptoms of Frostbite

January 13, 2022

Frostbite is a severe burn caused by exposure to cold. Physiologically it is the “freezing” of the skin and its underlying tissues. It most often affects mountaineers and people exposed to the direct action of cold that freezes the skin and the tissues under the skin. Under freezing temperatures (below 0.55 °C (31 °F)), the body tries to throttle the heat dissipation to the outside and directs the blood increasingly to the internal organs ...

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Do I Have the Flu?

December 23, 2021

The flu season wreaks havoc across the country every year, with many ill, hospitalized, and even several deaths. The flu virus shouldn’t be taken lightly because it’s contagious, and there’s no predicting how the flu season will turn out. You want to be on the right side of the flu season, and that means being protected from the risk of contracting the flu virus. How do you know if you have contracted ...

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Outdoor Winter Safety

December 23, 2021

The winter season is an excellent time as any to enjoy the outdoors. There are many activities that the whole family can participate in, have a good time, and build lasting memories. However, winter introduces a new set of hazards that you have to be mindful of, from freezing temperatures to slippery surfaces. You must take the necessary precautions to ensure safety first and minimize the risk of injuries. Knowing some outdoor winter safety measures ...

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Can Ear Infections Cause Fevers?

December 23, 2021

Have you noticed that tagging along with your ear infection was a fever? Although high-grade fevers can be frightening, all fevers are simply caused by your body’s attempt at fighting off infection. Viruses, bacteria, toxins, and other conditions are not supposed to be in the body. When the immune system fights back, fevers can result. So, yes, ear infections commonly cause fevers. AFC Urgent Care Waltham provides treatment for many illnesses. Our providers can ...

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Does the Flu have Different Variants?

December 21, 2021

Having the flu can put a damper on your days. Spending a week on the couch getting over your aches and other symptoms is not ideal for anyone. In an effort to prevent a week like this, you may have gotten the flu shot. If you heard a rumor that the flu shot fails to stop a particular variant, it is crucial to understand precisely what types of flu exist and the effectiveness of the ...

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Ways to Encourage Healthy Eating

December 21, 2021

Teaching your child how to lead a healthy lifestyle is one of the most important jobs you have as a parent. A healthy lifestyle includes physical activity, a good sleep schedule, and of course, healthy eating. Your child is never too young to start encouraging healthy eating habits. If you’re not quite sure where to start, we’re happy to help! AFC Urgent Care Waltham is committed to the health and safety of our ...

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How to Keep Kids Active at Home

December 21, 2021

Leading an active lifestyle is important for so many reasons. Being active is proven to reduce the risk for certain diseases, extend your life expectancy, and improve mental health. One of the best ways you can set your kids up for a happy and healthy life is to get them in the habit of being active at a young age! If being active becomes part of their everyday routine, they’re more likely to continue ...

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What are the Symptoms of the Delta Variant?

December 21, 2021

The Delta variant has a lot of uncertainty surrounding it. There are still a lot of unknowns that scientists are working together to figure out. With vaccinations also being a hot topic, there are concerns about whether or not it effectively stops the Delta variant. AFC Urgent Care Waltham provides COVID testing for the patients who need it. Whether you are experiencing symptoms or you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive, you ...

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Back-to-School Health & Safety

December 21, 2021

Beginning on your child’s first day back to school, it’s important to be conscious of their health and teach them healthy habits. With COVID-19 still around, the health and safety of our communities are of utmost importance. AFC Urgent Care Waltham is here to help provide all members of our community with urgent care. Learn more about back-to-school healthy and safety tips, and visit AFC Waltham for injury or illness treatment today. Take ...

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