Posts for: April, 2019
Whether you know it or not, you've probably been affected by an acute disease at some point in your life. This category of illness includes health problems that come on suddenly and resolve relatively quickly. Some acute diseases, like colds, need to run their courses, but others do require medical intervention. Read below to learn more about three different acute diseases that are routinely diagnosed by Dr. Antoine Geffrard's Southfield, MI, practice, RMS Consultations.
Caused by Streptococcus bacteria, the hallmark symptoms of strep include a painfully scratchy, swollen throat and a high fever. Tender, enlarged lymph nodes just under your jaw are also a common sign of strep. A quick swab of your throat will test for the presence of the bacteria, and if it the condition is confirmed, antibiotics will be able to clear it up in a few days. It's important to have strep throat checked out and treated promptly to avoid the rare but potentially dangerous development of rheumatic fever.
Urinary tract infection
Burning pain during urination, an urge to urinate without much production, pelvic discomfort, and a low-grade fever are sure signs that you have a urinary tract infection (UTI). UTIs can be caused by bacteria or sexual activity and affect women more often than men. Getting tested for a UTI at our Southfield, MI, office will allow you to get the right antibiotics to clear up the condition.
Better known as pinkeye, bacterial conjunctivitis happens when germs get in the eye and cause the tissues inside to become inflamed and itchy. White or yellow discharge is also common, particularly in the morning. Pinkeye is a common issue amongst preschool and elementary-aged children due to lax hygiene and close quarters. This type of conjunctivitis typically responds well to antibiotic eye drops.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Antoine Geffrard's Southfield, MI, office, contact RMS Consultations today at (248) 663-5353!
When you have a medical condition that’s causing you pain and doesn’t seem to be improving with traditional treatments or therapies, it may be worthwhile to look into alternative or natural approaches. Many common medical remedies are not “one-size-fits-all”—a customized course of treatment may be best. An RMS consultation with Dr. Antione Geffrard at his office in Southfield, MI will allow you to explore varied health care solutions that could make you feel, function, and look better.
Alternative Approaches to Health Care
Alternative medicine is any procedure, treatment, or therapy that is considered a departure from traditional Western medicine. Alternative solutions are sometimes recommended by medical professionals before graduating to invasive surgery or standard medication. These are some of the alternative approaches to health care that your RMS consultant may recommend:
- Acupuncture (tiny needles are applied to the skin to reduce pain).
- Chiropractic care (adjustments of the body for pain management) and massage therapy.
- Homeopathic medicine (small doses of certain substances are administered to encourage healing).
- Vitamin or herbal supplements, and specific dietary changes (including fasting or detox programs).
Benefits of Natural “Medicine”
Most patients manage their conditions with medications to keep symptoms under control, but they can have side effects that cause other health concerns. Natural solutions, recommended by your Southfield, MI doctor at an RMS consultation, could address underlying issues with minimal side effects. For instance, you may have a vitamin deficiency that’s causing symptoms of fatigue or muscular pain.
Empowered with Options
When you spend time at an RMS consultation you may feel a lot more empowered and relaxed compared to a standard doctor visit. You’ll have 45 minutes to sit down with Dr. Geffrard, review your medical history, discuss current medications, and talk about alternative solutions. The purpose of this appointment it to give you information and recommendations that you can consider and discuss with your primary care doctor or specialist.
Call for an RMS Consultation
At your upcoming RMS consultation, you and Dr. Antione Geffrard will discuss alternative and natural approaches to health care among other important topics. Schedule your appointment at his office in Southfield, MI today by calling (248) 663-5353.