Denver Medical Concierges

Acute Illnesses

Acute Illnesses

Acute Illnesses services offered in Denver, CO

If you’re sick and need diagnostic testing or treatment to minimize bothersome symptoms, turn to Denver Medical Concierges, based in Denver, Colorado. Doctorate-prepared nurse practitioner Mary Chambers, DNP, CNM, RN, and the team offer televisits for colds, flu, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), COVID-19, and other acute illnesses. Schedule a telehealth sick visit at Denver Medical Concierges by phone or request one online today.

Acute Illnesses Q & A

What are acute illnesses?

An acute illness is a sickness that often resolves on its own over time as your body fights the virus or bacteria causing your symptoms. However, sometimes, medical intervention is the best way to avoid troublesome or worsening symptoms. 

Examples of acute illnesses include:

  • Colds
  • Flu
  • RSV
  • COVID-19 
  • Strep throat
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)

The Denver Medical Concierges team diagnoses your condition and provides treatment recommendations that help you recover as quickly as possible. 

What are the symptoms of acute illnesses?

Symptoms of an acute illness include:

  • Sore throat
  • High fever
  • Long-lasting fever
  • Nasal congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Coughing
  • Rash
  • Frequent or painful urination
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches
  • Weakness
  • Shortness of breath

Acute illnesses may also contribute to dehydration, which can make your urine bright yellow in color and cause you to urinate less often than usual.

What are the risk factors for acute illnesses?

Anyone can contract acute illnesses, as many of them spread from person to person via droplets in the air when someone talks, coughs, or sneezes. You might become sick after touching a doorknob or another shared surface or shaking hands with an infected person and then touching your nose, mouth, or eyes. 

Avoid close contact with other people who exhibit symptoms of an illness, wash your hands often, and avoid touching your face with your hands to reduce the risk of acute illnesses.

What happens during acute illness evaluations?

Your Denver Medical Concierges provider visits with you virtually via your tablet, phone, or other electronic device. They discuss your symptoms, lifestyle, medications, medical history, and more. If you need diagnostic testing, they may suggest an in-home visit using the practice’s mobile service option.

How are acute illnesses treated?

Treating acute illnesses typically involves rest and fluids, over-the-counter medications, prescription medications, oxygen therapy, or referrals to a hospital or another specialist because of complications linked to acute illnesses.

Follow up with the Denver Medical Concierges team to ensure you’re feeling better or anytime you have concerns or questions about your health.

Schedule a telehealth appointment at Denver Medical Concierges by phone or request one online today to get evaluated for acute illnesses.