Acute Disease Treatment


Acute disease management

In the course of life, every individual encounters health disturbances, ranging from common ailments like a cold or the flu to more severe conditions that demand urgent medical intervention. Understanding the difference and knowing when to seek professional treatment is critical to managing your health effectively.

Acute diseases, by definition, are conditions that manifest rapidly and persist for a brief duration. They contrast chronic diseases, which typically develop over time and persist for months, if not years. Acute conditions can include illnesses such as the influenza virus and the common cold.

Common symptoms associated with acute diseases may encompass:

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

At Sunset Primary Care, our qualified medical practitioners can diagnose your acute condition through a thorough physical examination and symptom analysis. We then formulate a personalized treatment strategy aimed at effectively managing your acute illness.

However, it’s important to note that certain acute diseases are of a severe nature, appearing suddenly and producing life-threatening symptoms. Such conditions include:

  • Heart attacks
  • Asthma attacks
  • Pneumonia
  • Appendicitis
  • Organ failure
  • Acute bronchitis

While many acute illnesses can be self-limiting or treatable with simple medications, these severe acute conditions require immediate medical care. If you suspect you may have a severe acute illness, it is crucial to seek emergency medical attention by calling 911 or visiting your local emergency room. Prompt treatment for acute illnesses minimizes the risk of further complications and long-term health issues.