Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion

Heat exhaustion occurs when your body overheats, causing symptoms such as excessive sweating and rapid pulse. When exposed to high temperatures, especially under conditions of high humidity and strenuous exercise, dehydration, alcohol use, and overdressing can easily cause heat exhaustion. It’s a condition that requires immediate attention, and if left untreated, it could morph into …

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Reasons to Visit AFC Urgent Care vs. the ER

AFC Urgent Care Burlington can treat a variety of injuries and illnesses that require urgent care. You can save money and time by visiting our urgent care center over the emergency room. However, some conditions still require emergency medical care, and it’s essential to be able to understand the difference. AFC Burlington provides urgent care and preventative care, …

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Signs You Have Poison Ivy

Spending time outdoors is all fun and games until you come home with an itchy, uncomfortable rash that just won’t go away! Poison ivy is very common, and your chances of experiencing it at some point if you like to spend time outdoors is relatively high. Identifying the symptoms of poison ivy early can help …

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How to Treat a Sunburn

Sunburn is extremely common, but that doesn’t make it any less annoying. Sunburn happens when your skin is exposed to harmful UV rays for too long without protection. You can even get sunburnt on a cloudy or rainy day since the UV rays can get through the gloomy weather. If you’re suffering from a sunburn, …

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What Causes a UTI?

UTIs are common among women, and at least 50% of women will experience one in their lifetime. It is possible for men to get a UTI, however. A few different causes come into play, and symptoms can depend on your age and current health. A UTI can impact any part of your urinary tract, including …

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The Truth About Lyme Disease

According to the CDC, insurance records suggest that approximately 476,000 Americans are diagnosed and treated for Lyme disease annually. It’s among the fastest-growing infectious diseases in American. It’s a vector-borne disease, which, if left untreated, can have devastating consequences. Many patients are misdiagnosed, and some struggle with persistent infection after diagnosis and treatment. However, there are …

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What to Expect During a Strep Throat Exam

A strep throat exam helps determine the presence of group A streptococcus bacteria that causes strep throat. The entire process only takes a few minutes, so results are available within fifteen minutes of getting a sample taken. AFC Urgent Care Burlington conducts strep throat exams frequently every year. Visit us today to get your diagnosis and treatment …

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