Acute Illness Treatment Specialist Q&A
Our medical team at Medallus Urgent Care is dedicated to provide treatment for acute illness. For more information call us. We are conveniently located at 721A 1st Ave South Jamestown, ND 58401. We serve patients from Jamestown, ND and surrounding areas.
Table of Contents:
What is considered an acute illness?
What causes acute illness?
What are the signs of an acute illness?
What is the difference between acute and chronic disease?
The team of medical professionals at Medallus Urgent Care is dedicated to helping everyone in our community become the healthiest version of themselves. We treat many different conditions including minor burns, broken bones, chronic conditions, lacerations, and acute illnesses. Whether you’ve come down with severe flu or sprained your ankle going on a jog, Medallus Urgent Care is here to help! Below we’ve provided a few helpful answers to some of our most commonly asked questions about acute illnesses. Please continue reading to learn more about how our acute illness treatment specialist can support you through full recovery.
An acute illness is a short-term illness that can range in severity. Typically, symptoms of an acute illness will go away within a few days to a week. Some of the most common acute illnesses treated at Medallus Urgent Care include the following:
Pneumonia is an infection that occurs in the lungs causing a build-up of pus. Four major signs of pneumonia include persistent cough, fever, chest pain, and phlegm. Pneumonia can be dangerous for patients with weakened immune systems and can lead to respiratory failure.
Bronchitis is an acute illness that develops in the breathing tubes and causes major inflammation. Acute bronchitis otherwise referred to as a chest cold, will cause symptoms such as cough, chest discomfort, fatigue, shortness of breath, and clear or white mucus.
Similar to pneumonia and bronchitis, strep throat is caused by an infection. This bacterial infection is primarily found in the throat and can be treated with prescribed antibiotics. Symptoms of strep throat include sore throat, difficulty swallowing, red spots, and swollen tonsils.
Appendicitis is an inflammation in the appendix caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites. Symptoms of appendicitis such as severe abdominal pain, nausea, high fever, and complete loss of appetite. This type of infection is treated with intravenous fluids, antibiotics, and an appendectomy.
Acute illnesses can be caused by viruses, bacteria, and accidents that cause injury. These types of diseases are rapid onset and are most often caused by an infection. Once the infection is cleared, your symptoms will go away.
Common signs you have developed an acute illness include:
– Irregular bowel movements
– Muscle weakness
If you are experiencing any signs of an acute illness, visit an urgent care center or walk-in clinic right away. Your treatment plan will be highly dependent on the type of acute illness you have. Treatment can include plenty of rest, staying hydrated, over-the-counter medications, prescription medications, antibiotics, and in severe cases, surgery.
The biggest difference between acute and chronic diseases is time. Symptoms of an acute illness often develop quickly and go away within a few days or weeks. On the other hand, symptoms of chronic diseases develop gradually and tend to get worse over time without proper treatment. Generally chronic conditions can’t ever be fully cured.
For high-quality acute illness treatment, visit Medallus Urgent Care conveniently located in Jamestown, ND. Our compassionate team of medical staff can provide you with the primary care and urgent care services you need to go back to your normal self. Acute illnesses can make everyday life seem impossible. We’re here to get your symptoms under control quickly and healthily. If you have any additional questions about acute illness treatment or about Medallus Urgent Care, please reach out and our team will happily provide you with any further answers you need. We serve patients from Jamestown ND, Valley City ND, Devils Lake ND, West Fargo ND and Fargo ND.