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Treatment of Acute Diseases

How your doctors in Austin, TX, can help you feel better.

Acute diseases can surprise you. They can come on suddenly, with very little warning. Fortunately, your doctor can help. The doctors at Margolin, Keinarth & Alberda in Austin, TX, offer a wide variety of medical services, including treatment of acute diseases, to help you feel better.

Acute diseases or illnesses can have a profound impact on your busy life. They can sideline you, preventing you from attending school or going to work. Acute diseases and illnesses may only last a few days, but during those days, you can feel miserable.

They are often caused by a viral or bacterial infection, such as the flu or a cold. You may experience a variety of signs and symptoms, including:

  • A fever or sore throat
  • Body aches or headache
  • Coughing and sneezing
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • A runny nose or watery eyes
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • A rash or other skin condition

During your visit, your doctor will record your symptoms and perform a medical evaluation. X-rays and lab tests may also be ordered to aid in diagnosis.

After a diagnosis is made, your doctor will develop a treatment plan designed to:

  • Control your symptoms
  • Relieve your discomfort
  • Help you regain your health

Treatment may include:

  • Antiviral medications
  • Antibiotic medications
  • Medications to relieve acute symptoms
  • Lifestyle modifications including rest and diet

Your doctor can treat many acute diseases, but there are some symptoms and conditions which should be treated as an emergency, requiring emergency care. These are:

  • Chest pain, which could be a symptom of heart problems
  • Chest pain radiating into your arm or neck, which could be a sign of a heart attack
  • Difficulty breathing or shallow breathing, which could be a sign of an asthma attack
  • Chronic, deep coughing, which could be a sign of acute bronchitis or pneumonia
  • Sudden, sharp abdominal pain which could be a sign of appendicitis

If you are experiencing signs and symptoms of an acute illness or disease, don’t ignore it! Visit your doctor as soon as you can. Early diagnosis and treatment means a healthier, better outcome for you.

To learn more about acute diseases and their treatments, call the doctors at Margolin, Keinarth & Alberda in Austin, TX. You can reach them in the office by calling (512) 459-9889, so call now.

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