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Acute Illness Management

Acute Illness Management
Acute Illness Management services offered in Houston and Sugar land, TX

Illnesses and injuries need urgent medical care to treat the problem and relieve your symptoms. When you need acute illness management, Nneka Edokpayi, MD, and the team at Rapha Health and Wellness offer prompt appointments and provide skilled treatment for most acute health conditions, ranging from colds and flu to cuts and asthma flare-ups. To schedule an in-person or virtual visit, call the office in Houston or Sugar Land, Texas, or use the online booking feature as soon as you need help.

Acute Illness Management Q & A

What is acute illness management?

Acute illness management involves the diagnosis and treatment of health problems that need immediate attention. By definition, an acute illness appears quickly and lasts a short time (days or weeks) before it heals. 

Some acute illnesses (like a cold) may cause symptoms you can feel building for a few days, while others seem to appear overnight. Or you could sustain an injury.

You may need acute illness management for a sudden flare-up of a chronic disease. For example, conditions like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and inflammatory bowel disease cause acute flare-ups that need prompt medical care.


What conditions are treated during acute illness management?

The team at Rapha Health and Wellness provides comprehensive care for teens and adults who develop many types of acute illnesses. The most common include:

  • Flu
  • Sore throat
  • Common colds
  • Sinus infections
  • Asthma attack
  • Skin rash
  • Earaches 
  • Severe headaches
  • Stomachaches
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Cuts and abrasions
  • Sprains and strains

The team also treats acute respiratory infections such as bronchitis, COVID-19, and pneumonia.


Can acute illness management deal with medical emergencies?

Rapha Health and Wellness treats minor injuries, from cuts and minor burns to ankle sprains. But you need a different level of care for severe injuries and life-threatening conditions, such as:

  • Heavy bleeding
  • Seizures
  • Serious burn
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Compound fractures (broken bone with open wound)
  • Known or suspected poisoning
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke

Signs of a heart attack include chest pain or pressure, shortness of breath, dizziness, and pain in your jaw, shoulder, arm, or back.

A stroke causes symptoms such as weakness in one arm, difficulty speaking, and drooping or numbness on one side of your face.

During a medical emergency, call 911 rather than getting a ride to your local emergency room. The medical techs can begin immediate treatment that can save your life.


What services might I need during acute illness management?

Your Rapha Health and Wellness provider focuses on quickly diagnosing your condition and providing the immediate treatment you need to heal and get relief from your symptoms. They provide the full range of services and treatments, choosing the one that’s best for you.

If you need medical attention for an acute illness, call Rapha Health and Wellness or schedule an appointment online today.