WHAT ARE ACUTE ILLNESSES?
Lawrence Family Practice Center is pleased to provide acute illness care and management to kids, teens, and adults in Lawrence, KS. Acute illnesses, also called acute symptoms, are usually brought on by sudden sickness or injury. These types of illnesses often come about unexpectedly and usually only last for a short period of time. Most of the time, acute illnesses work themselves out on their own or with the help of OTC (over-the-counter) medication. However, for more serious cases, short-term treatment might be required for your health. Our seasoned team of family physicians and medical professionals is able to diagnose your condition and provide you with the best solution to reduce your symptoms and restore your comfort.
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types of acute conditions
There are various kinds of sicknesses and bodily traumas that cause an immediate surge of issues or symptoms. Some of the most frequently occurring types of acute illnesses are:
- Heart attacks
- Broken bones
- Sinus infections
- Asthma attacks
- Common colds
Acute Illnesses FAQ
What is the difference between an acute illness and a chronic illness?
Acute illnesses typically arise quickly, lasting for a shorter time. Chronic illnesses are ongoing and may be life-long conditions like diabetes, asthma, or heart disease that require daily management and care.
When should you go to the doctor for an acute illness?
Some common signs that you need to seek a doctor's care include:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Persistent high fever
- Sudden unexplained weight loss
- Severe body pain (chest, pelvic area, or abdominal area)
- Persistent vomiting or diarrhea
- Bright flashes in your vision
- Difficulty concentrating or staying awake
- You have a cold or flu that become very bad
- Unexplained mood changes
What are the most common symptoms of an acute illness?
Common acute illness symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, fever, sore throat, nausea, runny nose, sneezing, cough, and earache.
fast, reliable care
If you find yourself unexpectedly sick or hurt, reach out to our team at Lawrence Family Practice Center in Lawrence, KS to schedule an appointment with one of our physicians. Our team specializes in comprehensive care for your whole family, and we take the time to properly diagnose and address your issue.