Month: December 2016

How to Know if it’s Strep Throat or Just a Sore Throat

Lately, we have been seeing  people walking into our New Britain urgent care center with strep throat like symptoms. It can often be tough to differentiate between strep, or “Streptococcal pharyngitis”-a bacterial  infection of the throat and the tonsils, and a sore throat, which can often times be viral, and not treatable with antibiotics.  This is why …

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Preventing Christmas Tree Syndrome

AFC Urgent Care New Britain wants you to have a wonderful holiday season, one that does not include an allergic reaction to your Christmas tree….because that could really ruin your holiday.  Christmas Tree Syndrome is an allergic reaction to both real and fake trees.  The symptoms could be caused by factors such as  the smell of …

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