Treatment of Acute Illness
- Sore throat, also called pharyngitis, is a painful inflammation of the mucous membranes lining the pharynx. It is a symptom of many conditions, but most often is associated with colds or influenza. Sore throat may be caused by either viral or bacterial infections or environmental conditions. Most sore throats heal without complications, but they should not be ignored because some develop into or are caused by serious illnesses.
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
- UTIs may be serious infections that should be treated by a doctor. If not, the infection can travel from the bladder to the kidneys. Most cases of UTIs are easily treatable.
- Asthma is a chronic disease that causes inflammation of the lungs, making it hard to breathe.
- Bronchitis is an inflammation of the air passages between the nose and the lungs, including the windpipe or trachea and the larger air tubes of the lung that bring air in from the trachea (bronchi). Bronchitis can either be of brief duration (acute) or have a long course (chronic).
- Migraine is a type of headache marked by severe head pain lasting several hours or more.
- Intestinal ailments are common diseases or disorders of the intestine that may cause abdominal pain.
Conjunctivitis (Pink eye)
- Conjunctivitis is an inflammation or redness of the lining of the white part of the eye and the underside of the eyelid (conjunctiva) that can be caused by infection (either viral or bacterial), allergic reaction, or physical irritants such as chlorine in pools, or air pollution.
- The common cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory system, including the nose, throat, sinuses, Eustachian tubes, trachea, larynx, and bronchial tubes. Although more than 200 different viruses can cause a cold, 30-50% are caused by a group known as rhinoviruses. Almost all colds clear up in less than two weeks without complications.
- Influenza — commonly shortened to "the flu" — is an extremely contagious viral disease that appears most frequently in winter and early spring. The infection spreads through the upper respiratory tract and sometimes invades the lungs. Classic symptoms are fever, chills, bodyaches, headache, and fatigue lasting 3 to 4 days, sometimes followed by a dry cough, sore throat and runny nose for about another week.
- A rash indicates an abnormal change in skin color or texture. Rashes may be caused by skin irritation, (which can have many causes). Or a rash can be a symptom of something more serious such as an allergic reaction, or an infection in the body or skin.
- Acne vulgaris, or acne, is a skin problem that starts when oil and dead skin cells clog up your pores. Some people call it blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, or zits. When you have just a few red spots, or pimples, you have a mild form of acne. Severe acne can mean hundreds of pimples that can cover the face, neck, chest, and back. Or, there may be bigger, solid, red lumps that are painful (cysts). Acne can be treated topically (e.g., lotions or creams) or systemically (e.g., antibiotic pills by mouth).
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Coastal Carolina University
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Conway, South Carolina 29526