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5 Common Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

By Dr. Sherri L. Dehaas

5 Common Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

It’s easy to dismiss a minor ache or pain as something insignificant, but it can also be a serious mistake. Sure, we all suffer from a twinge here and a spasm there. In most cases, it’s nothing. It’s the cases where those subtle red flags turn into full-blown alarm bells that you want to avoid. With this in mind, here are five common symptoms that might not be as harmless as they seem. Fortunately, a telehealth specialist can help identify and treat them all.

 

Rashes

A rash can be indicative of several things including allergies, heat, autoimmune problems, medications, and infections. It’s tempting to grab an over-the-counter product and get on with your day, but treatment isn’t always that simple—especially if the rash is accompanied by other symptoms such as fever, swelling, aches, and joint pain. An online physician will not only identifying the type of rash it is and ensure it’s nothing more serious, but also provide a proper course of treatment.

 

Urinary Tract Infections

Left untreated, a urinary tract infection can travel to the kidneys and cause a host of medical problems that require antibiotics—and in severe cases, hospitalization. If you’re experiencing abdominal discomfort, burning sensations during urination, nausea, fever, or vomiting, keep hydrated and book an appointment with one of our telehealth specialists immediately.

 

Persistent Coughs

Coughing is the body’s natural way of removing mucus and foreign materials from the lungs and airways. It’s often a symptom of a viral illness, infection, chronic lung disease, reflux problem, postnasal drip, or smoking. Since coughs have distinctive characteristics and are usually part of a set of symptoms, it’s important to have a cough evaluated by a medical professional to determine the underlying cause.

 

Soft Tissue Injuries

The early assessment and prompt treatment of muscle sprains can help lessen the pain, reduce your drug intake, and promote faster healing. An accurate evaluation can also ensure the pain isn’t a result of a hairline fracture, dislocation, or bone bruising.

 

Sinus and Allergy Issues

Besides congestion, sneezing, headaches, coughing, and a sore throat, sinus and allergy issues can cause irritability, fatigue, interrupted sleep, and many other uncomfortable and painful symptoms. These issues can be recurring and become worse if not identified and treated. An online physician will diagnose and treat these problems while ensuring there isn’t an underlying condition that’s causing your chronic infections.

No matter how common or insignificant you think they might be, don’t ignore these symptoms. Trust your instincts and book an appointment with an online doctor before your condition worsens. If anything, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your symptoms aren’t the signs of something more serious.

 

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