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Common Cold vs. Allergies

Can’t tell if it’s a cold that you have, or if it’s your allergies acting up? It can be hard to tell the difference between the two if you don’t know what to look for. Your watery runny nose and sneezing could make you think that you have a cold when it’s your allergies that …

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Will a UTI go Away on its own?

Urinary tract infections are caused by bacterial infections, and they are more common in women than men. While they are relatively harmless, they can be painful at times and irritating. AFC Urgent Care Torrington can provide treatment and relief for UTIs. Visit us today to receive a diagnosis and treatment for any potential illness. Symptoms of …

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Common Respiratory Illnesses in Adults

Respiratory illnesses affect parts of your lungs, such as the airways or other structures. Some of the most prevalent illnesses you can note are chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, pulmonary hypertension, and occupational lung diseases. Several risk factors cause these illnesses, including tobacco smoke, dust, occupational chemicals, and air pollution. Visit AFC Urgent Care …

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Symptoms of Lung Infections in Children

Three common types of lung infections in children include pneumonia, bronchitis, and bronchiolitis. They often show similar symptoms, but pneumonia can be fatal for some children. If your child feels under the weather, visit AFC Urgent Care Torrington to get a diagnosis and treatment. We provide treatment for all children beginning at age 1. What are the …

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Is Dry January Beneficial?

Dry January is a trend of abstaining from alcohol for a month. It is all part of a campaign to enhancing health and detoxify the body. Socializing with friends and family during the holidays can have your body feeling poorly from alcohol intake. If you have any questions about general health, call AFC Urgent Care …

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Early Signs of Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is a disease that occurs in women, usually at the age of 30. Women with HPV may develop the condition but not every woman with HPV develops cervical cancer. HPV or human papillomavirus is a sexually transmitted disease. You can easily prevent HPV before it turns into cervical cancer. Getting tested regularly can help stop …

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What causes food poisoning?

No matter the cause of food poisoning, it is not a fun thing to deal with. While your risk of complications is low, it is possible to experience severe dehydration if not taken care of. It is estimated that 48 million people get food poisoning every year. If you think you are experiencing food poisoning, visit AFC …

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How to Self-Assess your Illnesses

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, hospitals and physicians are becoming more crowded and overwhelming. As flu season approaches, it’s important to be able to distinguish the source of a cough or sore throat that show up in the coming months. The common cold, the flu, and COVID share some similarities between them, but the …

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