What Is an Acute Disease?

An Acute Disease is a condition that comes on suddenly, not gradually. You will notice signs and symptoms of an Acute Disease quickly. Our Preventive Medicine doctor can help. Dr. Camille Dillard of Natural Health Center in Rome, NY, provides comprehensive Preventive Medicine services, including diagnosis and treatment of Acute Diseases.

What You Need To Know About Acute Diseases

Acute Diseases can cause signs and symptoms which vary in severity, from mild signs like a runny nose, to severe symptoms like breathing difficulties. Some of the most common Acute Diseases include:

  • Bronchitis
  • Laryngitis
  • Strep throat
  • A cold or the flu
  • Pneumonia
  • A respiratory problem
  • Appendicitis
  • Abdominal pain

Acute Diseases can be caused by exposure to a virus or bacteria. When you are exposed, your immune system is triggered, producing signs and symptoms which can include:

  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Coughing, sneezing, or wheezing
  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • A sore throat
  • Difficulty swallowing

You may be able to get relief from an Acute Disease or illness if you:

  • Rest, so your body has time to heal
  • Take over-the-counter medications to relieve acute symptoms
  • Avoid strenuous activity or stress so you can recover

If you are dealing with an Acute Disease that does not respond to home treatments, or if your signs and symptoms are getting worse, it’s time to visit our Preventive Medicine doctor, who may recommend:

  • Antibiotics if you have an infection
  • Antihistamines and decongestants if you have a cold

For more serious Acute Diseases like pneumonia, our Preventive Medicine doctor may recommend laboratory testing or imaging studies to better assess your condition.

Remember that prevention is the key to protecting your health, and our Preventive Medicine doctor is an expert. Take these simple steps to help prevent an Acute Disease from happening to you:

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Avoid touching your face with your hands
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick

Want To Know More?

To find out more about the diagnosis and treatment of Acute Diseases and how our Preventive Medicine doctor can help you feel better, call Dr. Camille Dillard of Natural Health Center in Rome, NY. You can reach her in the office by calling (888) 338-9355, so call today.

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