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Why Does my Eczema Flare Up in Winter?

If you suffer from a host of skin problems during winters, such as itchiness, rashes, and inflammation, you are suffering from cases of eczema. Chronic eczema has seven types. These include stasis dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, nummular eczema, dyshidrotic eczema, contact dermatitis, and atopic dermatitis. Our physicians at AFC Urgent Care Vernon can help you determine …

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Symptoms of RSV in Babies

RSV is an infection of the upper respiratory tract and the lungs. It is extremely common in young children, but adults and older children can also catch RSV. While it is a very manageable illness, there are no specific treatment options or vaccines to stop it. AFC Urgent Care Vernon has information regarding symptoms and …

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Can you Treat Acute Bronchitis?

Bronchitis can feel like a never-ending cough. It can take up to ten days to clear up, and with COVID-19 looming around every corner, adding Bronchitis into the mix can leave you feeling exhausted. AFC Urgent Care Vernon has the answer to help you treat your acute Bronchitis this flu season. Since many illnesses stem …

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Do I have COVID or the flu?

COVID-19 and the flu share many similar symptoms, and with flu season right around the corner, it’s important to understand the differences between the two. Both viruses are spread the same way – through droplets from the respiratory system that are inhaled through the mouth or nose of another person nearby. It’s estimated that up …

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COVID-19 Travel Guidelines For Re-Entering Connecticut

ATTENTION AFC PATIENTS In Vernon Connecticut Per the Regional Travel Advisory (Connecticut, New York and New Jersey) Anyone coming from states with a significant Community spread of COVID-19 is directed to SELF-QUARANTINE for 14 days that starts from the time one arrives in CT, NY and NJ.  As many of you have questions about traveling …

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COVID-19 Antibody Testing at AFC Urgent Care Vernon, CT

AFC Urgent Care Vernon is now offering coronavirus antibody testing for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients seven days a week. The test is performed via a blood draw and is used to detect antibodies developed from past infection with coronavirus. Testing is performed in our walk-in urgent care center and results are typically available within 4-7 business …

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Fourth Of July 2020 and COVID-19: Health And Safety Tips

As we move forward through another holiday during COVID-19, some of us are trying to plan for the 4th of July…..because, frankly, we all could use an escape.  But, what’s safe and what’s not? The good news is that we’ve slowly begun to reopen businesses just in time for the warm weather.Since formal firework events …

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Antibody Testing: Frequently Asked Questions And Answers

Q: What is the difference between the COVID 19 swab test and the antibody serology testing?  A:  The COVID-19 Swab test (PCR) molecular diagnostic virus screening that detects the presence of Coronavirus in the nasal and throat area. It is administered by obtaining a sample from a nasopharynx or oropharynx or nasal cavity with a …

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