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Different Types of Lung Infections

We can classify lung infections into three broad categories: bronchiolitis, pneumonia, and bronchitis. These three generally occur due to bacteria or a virus. Fungal lung infections are not very common, and generally, immunosuppressed people suffer from them. They receive immunosuppression mainly from types of HIV or cancer or consuming immunosuppressive medications. If you are suffering …

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How long are you contagious with the flu?

The flu is one of the most contagious illnesses every year. Millions of Americans get infected annually, and cases typically spike in February. The key to stopping the spread is understanding when you are contagious and how the flu spreads. If you suddenly begin to feel sick, visit AFC Urgent Care Saugus for treatment. We …

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Ways the Cold Weather Affects your Health

Winter comes with various health risks as it can trigger different conditions such as asthma, influenza, and allergic reactions. The cold winter air is also polluted with mold, dust, and other damaging lung irritants. This is a significant reason why people choose to stay inside, other than the freezing weather. For any winter-related illness or general …

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What Should I Know About Cervical Cancer?

Cervical cancer affects over 13,000 women each year between the ages of 35 and 44. It is a slow-moving yet preventable disease through the HPV vaccine. AFC Urgent Care Saugus offers STD screenings, treatment, and vaccinations for all patients. Visit us today to put yourself and your health first. Here is everything you may need to know about cervical …

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How Can I Prevent Frostbite?

While frostbite is a relatively uncommon side effect, it’s important to know early symptoms and prevention when spending time outside in the cold. Frostbite happens when skin and tissue freeze, and it can occur on someone’s face, fingers, or toes. AFC Urgent Care Saugus is here to help you prevent frostbite and other cold weather-related …

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Can I go to the walk-in clinic during COVID?

At AFC Urgent Care in Saugus, we offer many different services and treatments for non-emergency medical problems. With COVID-19 happening, we have had to change the way to operate on the day to day to keep you and your family safe. This includes adding coronavirus testing to our list of services. The short answer is …

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When should you go to the ER?

At AFC Urgent Care in Saugus, we offer many services that can help your daily life when you are not able to see your regular healthcare provider. It’s important to understand the differences between non-emergency issues and ones that require treatment from a hospital. We offer a low-cost alternative to non-emergency problems and a shorter …

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Telling the Difference Between the Flu, COVID-19 and a Cold

Fall and winter are commonly referred to as cold and flu season, but in 2020, it’s also COVID-19 season! COVID-19 cases have continued to rise in the US since March and there’s no sign that will be slowing down anytime soon. The flu, cold, and COVID-19 all present similar symptoms and not knowing what’s causing …

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Should I Get the COVID-19 Antibody Test?

As the research about COVID-19 continues to reach new findings, scientists and doctors have developed a COVID-19 antibody test. Since the antibody test is so new, many people are unsure about getting it done. AFC Urgent Care Saugus has answered some of the most frequently asked questions about testing, including who is eligible and when …

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