Infections are the invasion of an organism’s body tissues by disease-causing agents, their multiplication, and the reaction of host tissues to these organisms and the toxins they produce. Infectious disease, also known as transmissible disease or communicable disease, is illness resulting from an infection in your body. At Meadowbrook Urgent Care we know how to diagnosis and treat many common infections.
Some common infections of the human body are:
Respiratory Infections (asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, URI, Sinusitis): are an infection that interferes with a person’s normal breathing. Respiratory infections usually begins as a viral infection in the nose, trachea (windpipe), or lungs. When respiratory infections are not treated, they can spread to the entire respiratory system.
Bladder/Vaginal Infections can infect any part of the urinary tract including the bladder, ureters, and in some extreme situations the kidneys. Yeast infections (also called Candida infections) and they tend to affect any body part including the vagina, mouth, breast and nipples, food pipe (esophagus), and even can affect the bloodstream.
Sore Throats can be the first sign of an cold however, could go away in a day or two. They can also accompany a runny nose and congestion. Strep throat is an infection do to the streptococcus bacteria and is another cause of sore throats and tonsillitis. With strep the throat is often more sore and persists. Tonsillitis is a painful infection of the tonsils tissue located at the back of the throat.
Rashes and Skin Conditions
Rashes and Skin Conditions (viral rashes, dermatitis, abscesses, poison ivy, insect stings, animal bites, allergic reactions) are noticeable changes in condition, texture and color of the skin. The skin may become bumpy, chapped, itchy, scaly and irritated. There are a wide range of reasons that can include environmental exposure, allergies, medications and various diseases.
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Diseases are usually spread by having vaginal, oral or anal sexual contact. An infection which is a bacteria, virus or parasite enters in your body and grows. Some STIs can be cured and others are life-long and manageable with proper treatments. STIs can cause health problems and are know to be directly related to infertility, pregnancy, organ damage and certain types of cancers.
Call Meadowbrook Urgent Care in Birmingham, MI to make an appointment to discuss and treat any infections you may have.