If you have an acute illness, like COVID-19 or the seasonal flu, seek treatment immediately. Intervention can prevent the infection from spreading and help you feel better. At LiveMed, board-certified internal medicine physician Saamer Siddiqi, MD, and the team offer same-day diagnosis and treatment for acute illnesses. They can help whether you’re experiencing gastrointestinal problems or a high fever. Call the office to receive treatment for an acute illness, or book an appointment online today.
An acute illness is a disease that develops rapidly and resolves within a few weeks. Often, they’re caused by contagious pathogens, such as viruses, bacteria, or fungi.
Acute illnesses typically improve with rest and at-home treatments, but if your symptoms continue or worsen, contact LiveMed. The team can identify the underlying cause and make treatment recommendations.
At LiveMed, the team diagnoses and treats various acute illnesses, including:
You should also seek treatment for an acute illness if you have gastrointestinal problems, such as diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting, lasting more than a day or two.
Make an appointment with the team at LiveMed if you have symptoms of an acute illness, like a cough, a sore throat, or a mild fever, and they don’t improve in 3-4 days. That’s especially true if the fever rises or your symptoms worsen and affect your sleep or quality of life.
At LiveMed, an acute illness consultation costs $59.99.
Your provider reviews your medical charts, asks about your symptoms, and completes a physical exam. They listen to your heart and respiratory rate, take your temperature and check your eyes, ears, nose, and throat. Your provider might also order lab tests, like bloodwork, urinalysis, or culture, to determine if you’re contagious.
After confirming a diagnosis, the team makes treatment recommendations.
Treatment of an acute illness depends on your age, the severity of your symptoms, and your general health. The LiveMed team might recommend:
The goal is to relieve uncomfortable symptoms as quickly as possible and encourage your body’s healing process.
You can reduce the risk of acute illness by practicing good hygiene. The team at LiveMed recommends getting vaccinated, washing your hands regularly with soap and warm water, and avoiding high-touch surfaces, such as doorknobs and elevator buttons.
Call LiveMed to receive treatment for an acute illness, or use the online booking feature today.