Treating Your Acute Diseases

We all get sick and taking smart preventative measures is a must to halt escalation. Your Silver Spring, MD, providers, Florence Odubayo and Victoria Bassey, provide patients with knowledge as well as treatment plans at Exceptional Primary & Preventive Healthcare.

What are acute diseases?

An acute disease appears suddenly and ends shortly afterwards. A chronic disease is a long-developing syndrome that remains for several months.

What are some examples of acute disease?

Many acute diseases may go away on their own, or treated with antibiotics or other prescription medications. Examples of acute diseases are the common cold and influenza. Some acute diseases produce life-threatening symptoms, like a heart attack, asthma attack, pneumonia, appendicitis, organ failure, and acute bronchitis.

Call 911 or your local emergency room if you suspect any of a serious acute diseases requires urgent medical care. Seeking treatment for acute illness lessens complications or long-term health issues.

How to treat acute diseases?

You need to keep a lookout for symptoms of acute diseases through a physical examination by one of your Silver Spring providers. Florence Odubayo and Victoria Bassey examine, diagnose and create individualized-treatment plans. Here are a few common symptoms to note:

  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Sneezing
  • Earache
  • Diarrhea
  • Runny nose
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Headache

Treating Your Acute Diseases

Acute diseases vary in nature and therefore require varied treatments. A common cold will go away on its own but a broken bone will need immediate attention. Either way, people suffering from acute diseases usually recover.

Treating common symptoms using over-the-counter medications is a solution but speak with your provider about your symptoms to avoid acute diseases spiraling into a more serious issue.

Do you need to speak with someone?

Your Silver Spring, MD, providers, Florence Odubayo and Victoria Bassey, can help people at their office, Exceptional Primary & Preventive Healthcare. For more information call them at (301) 587-6464 today!

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