Acute Care

Acute Care

Acute Care services offered in Phoenix and Sun City, AZ

Acute illnesses generally start suddenly and rapidly grow severe. At Prestige Medical Care,  Carla Aldaz, MSN, FNP, ANCC-BC, provides effective acute illness care when you need help fast. Request your appointment at the Phoenix, Arizona, office using the online scheduler or call the office today. 

Acute Care Q&A

What is an acute illness?

An acute illness is one that happens suddenly and, in most cases, has quite severe symptoms. Acute illnesses get better with treatment and sometimes resolve naturally over time.

In general, the sooner you come into the Prestige Medical Care office for care, the less impact the acute illness has on your body. 

How are acute illnesses different than chronic illnesses?

Acute illnesses affect the body for a limited time, while chronic illnesses are long-term conditions that could be permanent. In general, you need treatment for acute illnesses while medical management for chronic ones.

For example, diabetes and high blood pressure are chronic conditions. You can live with chronic conditions and even reclaim your health completely, but you need ongoing help from your medical providers at Prestige Medical Care. With acute illnesses, you can generally experience a full recovery if you get treatment immediately.

What are some common acute illnesses?

There are many acute illnesses, but some of the most common are: 

  • Common cold
  • Asthma attack
  • Bronchitis
  • Flu and other viruses
  • Pneumonia
  • Strep throat
  • Respiratory infection

There are many other acute illnesses, so it’s essential to be on the lookout for symptoms and seek help immediately if you’re experiencing them.

What are the symptoms of acute illness?

The symptoms of acute illness can vary by condition, but typical problems include:

  • Coughing
  • Sore throat
  • Neck swelling
  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Ear pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Headache

With acute illnesses, the symptoms start so suddenly that you might feel fine when you go to bed and then wake up feeling awful. Fortunately, acute illnesses are treatable when you get help from the team at Prestige Medical Care right away.

How do you treat an acute illness?

Acute illness treatment at Prestige Medical Care depends on what you’re dealing with, but your provider can help in many ways. They may prescribe medication, recommend home treatments like boosting fluid intake, and perform any other necessary care to help you get better quickly. 

Prestige Medical Care understands how terrible an acute illness can make you feel, which is why the team is committed to efficient, fast care. Call the office or book your appointment with the online scheduler to get help now.