By seeking treatment for your acute illness as soon as possible, you lessen the chance for further complications or other long-term health issues.
Through a physical examination and identifying your symptoms, your doctor can provide a diagnosis and individualized treatment plan to care for your acute illness.
At some point in our lives we will all experience a health problem, whether it’s the common cold or the pesky flu. While some will go away on their own, there are health issues that require urgent medical attention, and it’s important to know when to seek proper treatment.
An acute disease appears suddenly and lasts for a short amount of time. This is different from chronic diseases, which develop gradually and remain for months on end. Some examples include the influenza virus and the common cold.