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Acute Illness

Internists & Primary Care Practice located in Asheboro, NC

Acute Illness services offered in Asheboro, NC

Acute illnesses like the flu and sinus infections can cause days or weeks of downtime if you don’t treat them promptly. At Triad Internal Medicine in Asheboro, North Carolina, Chelsea Poe, FNP, Kirstie Ferrell, NP, and  Keung Lee, MD, PhD, MHA offers comprehensive care for acute illnesses, including same-day appointments. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to start recovering from an acute illness.

Acute Illness Q&A

What is an acute illness?

An acute illness is a fast-developing one that can last for a couple of days to several weeks. Given time, acute illnesses generally resolve on their own. However, with early treatment, you can lessen symptoms and reduce illness duration.

Which acute illnesses are treatable?

Nearly all acute illnesses are treatable. As a full-service primary care practice, Triad Internal Medicine specializes in comprehensive medical care.

Acute illnesses most often include:

  • Flu and other viruses
  • Common colds
  • Sinus infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Bronchitis
  • Gastrointestinal illnesses
  • Migraines and other severe headaches
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Strep throat 

Some chronic conditions cause flare-ups that appear suddenly, just like acute illnesses. For example, asthma causes asthma attacks, which are periods of intense breathing difficulties. 

Triad Internal Medicine treats all types of acute illnesses and also offers chronic disease management for conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and arthritis. Additionally, patients can visit the practice for prompt help with injuries like sprains, minor lacerations, and mild burns. 

Why do I need to treat an acute illness right away?

Treating an acute illness right away gives you fast symptom relief. In many cases, immediate treatment can also shorten the course of the illness and help you return to work faster. 

Also, when you schedule an appointment right away, Triad Internal Medicine can make sure that your acute illness symptoms aren’t a sign of a serious health issue. 

What does acute illness treatment involve?


Acute illness treatment starts with a phone call or visit to the Triad Internal Medicine office. Be sure to mention that you’re requesting an acute illness appointment specifically, as the practice can usually schedule you the same day. 

Your treatment plan depends on your medical history and symptoms. After reviewing your health history and discussing the type of pain or concerns you have, your provider offers acute treatment to help you recover. They may recommend oral medication, injections, and in-office care like breathing treatments. 

How can I prevent acute illnesses?

Preventive care can help you avoid acute and chronic illnesses. Triad Internal Medicine recommends regular physical exams, disease screenings, and a healthy lifestyle to keep you healthy and well. 

Along with reducing your risk of illness, preventive care ultimately lowers your medical bills and lessens the amount of urgent medical care you need long-term. 

Call Triad Internal Medicine or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about acute illness treatment.