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Acute Conditions

Acute Conditions services offered in Pearland, TX

Acute Conditions services offered in the greater Pearland, TX area

Acute conditions often hit you at the most inconvenient time, but they don’t have to derail your life for long if you reach out to Botany Wellness. Board-certified family medicine doctor Jennifer Ukwu, MD, treats acute conditions such as urinary tract infections, upper respiratory infections, and rashes in the Pearland, Texas, office and via telemedicine visits online. Book your appointment online or phone the office to get treatment now.

Acute Conditions Q & A

What are acute conditions?

An acute condition is one that develops suddenly and goes away within days or weeks. Some of the most common acute conditions that Jennifer Ukwu, MD, treats at Botany Wellness are:

  • Urinary tract infections
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Bronchitis
  • Flu
  • Rashes
  • Back pain 
  • Allergies
  • Asthma attacks
  • Ear infections

Dr. Ukwu also treats many other acute conditions, so if you have a new health issue, contact the office for help immediately.

Do acute conditions always require treatment?

Although acute conditions do go away, they often require specific treatment to start or speed up recovery. 

For example, if you have the flu, you can wait it out with lots of rest and hydration. But, if you seek medical care, you can also get medication that may reduce the severity and duration of your symptoms. 

Although there’s never a convenient time to get sick, acute illnesses tend to disrupt your life at the worst possible times. Acute care at Botany Wellness can help you fight back so you lose less time to your illness and feel better again quickly.

Are chronic conditions and acute conditions different?

Yes, chronic conditions are different. They develop slowly and tend to worsen gradually over months or years. 

While acute conditions often stem from infections, inflammation, or allergic reactions, chronic conditions are often caused by unhealthy eating, extra weight, smoking, and lack of exercise. 

Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, hypothyroidism, and osteoarthritis are a few of the most common chronic conditions Dr. Ukwu treats at Botany Wellness. 

Chronic conditions require more ongoing care than acute conditions. In fact, people with two or more chronic conditions may enroll in chronic care management (CCM), which includes monthly telemedicine visits.  

How do doctors treat acute conditions? 

Botany Wellness offers in-office care and telemedicine for the majority of acute conditions. Dr. Ukwu reviews all your symptoms and performs an exam as needed. 

She prescribes medication, performs minor office-based procedures based on your needs, and gives you a recovery plan to follow at home. 

Because she’s already your primary care physician, Dr. Ukwu has immediate access to all your recent health records. She accesses your current medication list, medical history, and other relevant information to ensure the treatment she prescribes integrates well with your whole-person health plan.  

For expert acute care right away, call Botany Wellness or book an appointment online now.