Acute Illnesses

Acute Illnesses

Acute illnesses come on suddenly and usually resolve fairly quickly, sometimes by themselves and sometimes requiring treatment. Most viral and bacterial infections come into this category, which also covers allergic reactions, some types of headache, fungal infections, urinary tract infections, some skin problems (eg sunburn, insect bites), and simple digestive upsets (see ‘digestive disorders’) as well as the usual coughs, colds, sore throats etc. (see ‘respiratory complaints’).

There are also a range of minor injury problems which can come on suddenly including back pain (gardener’s back!), sore or strained muscles, severe bruising from slips, trips or falls. These all respond well to early intervention which can prevent the development of a chronic inflammation.

If you are unsure about the cause of your symptoms, or if they persist or become severe, you should seek advice from a qualified health practitioner.

Traditional Treatments for Acute Illnesses