Acute Illness

Acute Illness

Acute Illness services offered in Houston and Sugar Land, TX

Acute illnesses like the common cold and various infections can make your life miserable for several days or weeks, but they won’t stick around forever. The team at Core Primary Care in Houston and Sugar Land, Texas, has the necessary training and resources to manage your acute illness so you can safely return to work and your favorite activities. To schedule an in-person sick visit or telehealth appointment, call Core Primary Care or book online today.

What are acute illnesses?

Acute illnesses are health conditions that affect you for a short time — usually a few months or less. Often, they only last for a few days.

You’ve likely had an acute illness at some point in your lifetime, even as many as a few in a year. Some of the most common acute illnesses are:

  • Cold and flu
  • Rashes
  • Ear infections
  • Strep throat
  • Covid-19
  • Headache and migraine
  • Stomach flu

The team at Core Primary Care assesses you with a basic physical examination followed by possible diagnostic tests based on your symptoms, like a rapid strep test or Covid test. 

What should I do when I have symptoms of an acute illness?

When you have symptoms of an acute illness, it’s time to schedule a sick visit at Core Primary Care. Sick visits can happen within a few days of your appointment request. If your illness is contagious, or if you’re out of town, you can book a virtual sick visit with telehealth. 

Some of the most common acute illness symptoms include:

  • Cough
  • Sneezing
  • Sniffles
  • Sore throat
  • Stomach ache
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

Even if your acute illness doesn't have a singular cure, there are often plenty of ways to manage symptoms. The team at Core Primary Care can answer your questions about your diagnosis and make sure you know how to manage it. 

How should I manage symptoms of an acute illness?

Acute illnesses often require medications to treat. For example, you can alleviate most bacterial infections with antibiotic medications. If you get an antibiotic or any other prescription from Core Primary Care, be sure to follow its instructions in detail while taking it. 

Lifestyle changes can also be a key part of treating an acute illness, even if they’re temporary. The team might advise you to stay home from work or class for a few days as you recover. This also helps stop the transmission of contagious illnesses like the common cold and Covid-19.

Acute illnesses happen, and it’s easy to recover from most of them. Call Core Primary Care or schedule an appointment online for your next sick visit today.