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How to Keep Your Spring Allergies Under Control

Spring has sprung, and telltale sniffles are beginning to fill the air. For some people, this beautiful season is nothing but misery, due to the constant sneezing, congestion, itchy eyes and countless other exhausting symptoms. Seasonal allergies affect as many as 50 million Americans, and it’s not just a mild annoyance. As many as 55 …

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Why Urgent Care? Family Care

AFC Urgent Care Urgent Care in South Plainfield provides you and your family with the highest quality urgent care in the area. We treat patients of all ages, from infants to seniors, for a wide variety illnesses and injuries ranging from coughs to colds, cuts to bruises, and sprains to fractures. We also help to …

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Summer Camp Physicals

While specific requirements vary as between camp associations, routine sports physicals are an opportunity for physicians to discuss important health issues with children and their parents. Physicals help to ensure that the child is healthy and physically prepared to participate in activities. During the exam, the physician will review the child’s health history and ensure …

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Sports Injuries

Spring sports are beginning across the state of New Jersey. Here are a few tips for avoiding injuries: 1. Start slow: If you have not been active recently, you many need to ease into the sport. Start with light physical activity and gradually work your way up. 2. Get a physical: Most, if not all, …

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Sinusitis

Sinusitis is the inflammation of the tissue within the sinuses. Most cases of sinusitis are caused by a virus. Most cases go away on their own within a week. Symptoms include a stuffy nose, congestion and tenderness in the face. Your healthcare provider usually can diagnose acute sinusitis by noting your symptoms and examining your …

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Bronchitis

Bronchitis is the inflammation of passages in the lungs known as the bronchi. It can either be viral or bacterial in nature. It is classified as either acute or chronic. Acute bronchitis usually lasts one week; however, chronic bronchitis is a long-term ailment that may require significant medical attention. Those who smoke or are exposed …

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Spring Allergies

As flowers start to blossom, allergy suffers begin their annual ritual of allergy symptoms.  Over 35 million Americans suffer from seasonal springtime allergies. Springtime allergies are typically caused by pollen. When pollen particles enter the system of an allergic person, the immune system treats the pollen as it would bacteria, viruses, or other foreign organisms.  …

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Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection that affects the lungs.  Symptoms of pneumonia include a cough, fever and difficulty breathing.  These symptoms can range from mild to severe.  Severe pneumonia is most common amongst the elderly and those in poor health.  Diagnosis can be completed with an examination, chest x-ray or blood test.  Pneumonia is a treatable …

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Frostbite

As winter continues its icy grip, we want to offer tips for preventing frostbite. Frostbite occurs when the skin and tissue beneath it freeze. Typically, this affects exposed areas including fingers, nose, and ears.  Symptoms can range from mild to severe. Typically a bout of mild frostbite is easily treated by re-heating the skin with …

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Strep Throat

Strep throat is a common and contagious infection caused by Group A streptococcus bacteria. Although it can affect anyone; it is especially common among children. Strep throat is usually treated with an antibiotic. If one is prescribed to you, make sure to always finish the medication. To alleviate symptoms in the meantime, a pain reliever or …

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