Acute Illness

Medical Treatment Services for Acute Illnesses

Acute illnesses are usually caused by viruses and start suddenly, but are short-lived. While an acute illness will typically run its course – regardless of drug intervention – a chronic illness will have formed over a period of time and requires medical supervision.

Examples of acute illness include:

  • Coughs
  • Colds
  • Strep throat
  • Sinusitis
  • Ear infection
  • Bladder infection
  • PMS
  • Sleeplessness
    Over the counter (OTC) medicines usually help with acute illnesses.

Examples of chronic illnesses include:

  • Kidney Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Diabetes
    Medicines for chronic illnesses are prescribed by your doctor.

When acute problems occur and your compare and contrast examples primary provider is not available, our Urgent Care medical professionals are available to help.


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