Symptoms to look out for:
Each infectious disease has its own specific signs and symptoms. General signs and symptoms common to many infectious diseases include:
Loss of appetite
When to see a doctor?
You should seek medical attention if you:
Are having trouble breathing
Have been coughing for more than a week
Have severe headache with fever or seizures with fever
Experience a rash or swelling
Have unexplained fever
Have been bitten by an animal
Preparing for your appointment :
What you can do?
You may want to write a list that includes:
Detailed descriptions of your symptoms
Information about medical problems you've had
Information about your parents' or siblings' medical problems
All the medications and dietary supplements you take
Do not forget to bring you Identification card and Insurance Card to the appointment.
Questions you want to ask the doctor
Preparing a list of questions for your doctor will help you make the most of your time together.
For infectious diseases, some basic questions to ask your doctor include:
What is likely causing my symptoms or condition?
Other than the most likely cause, what are other possible causes for my symptoms or condition?
What kinds of tests do I need?
Is my condition likely temporary or chronic?
What is the best course of action?
What are the alternatives to the primary approach you're suggesting?
I have these other health conditions. How can I best manage them together?
Are there any restrictions that I need to follow?
Is there a generic alternative to the medicine you're prescribing?
Are there any brochures or other printed material that I can take home with me? What websites do you recommend?
Don't hesitate to ask any other questions that may relate to you.
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