Common Illnesses Specialist

Passaic Medical & Wellness -  - General Practitioner

Passaic Medical & Wellness

General Practitioners located in Passaic, NJ

Everyone comes down with common illnesses – that’s what makes them common. When you need advice and treatment to help you or your child get over a common illness, the experienced team at Passaic Medical & Wellness in Passaic, New Jersey, is on hand. The highly-qualified staff members have extensive experience of helping people of all ages recover from common illnesses, so call Passaic Medical & Wellness today or book an appointment using the online tool.

Common Illnesses Q & A

What are common illnesses?

Common illnesses are the everyday health problems everyone gets at some point. Most of them aren’t life-threatening, although they can be painful and make you or your child feel miserable.

For some patients, common illnesses do represent more of a threat. For instance, respiratory infections like the flu can be a serious problem for the elderly, infants, and anyone whose immune system isn’t working properly.

At Passaic Medical & Wellness, the highly-experienced team members have the expertise and clinical skills to diagnose and treat a wide variety of common illnesses and minor injuries and care for the most vulnerable patients to ensure their speedy recovery.

What common illnesses might I get?

There are several types of common illnesses:

Infections

Infections are illnesses that a virus, bacteria, or fungus usually cause. Common infections include:

  • Colds
  • Flu
  • Laryngitis
  • Sinus infections
  • Bronchitis
  • Bladder infections
  • Ear and eye infections
  • Gastroenteritis (stomach flu)
  • Strep or sore throat
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Swimmers ear

Minor injuries

Many visits to Passaic Medical & Wellness take place because of minor injuries such as:

  • Cuts and minor lacerations
  • Fingernail or toenail injuries
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Splinters
  • Sprains and strains

Other common problems include allergies, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, and rashes. You can also visit Passaic Medical & Wellness for help with health problems that aren’t illnesses or injuries, such as ear wax removal.

Do children get the same common illnesses?

Children can get all the common illnesses adults do but are also prone to other common problems such as:

  • Skin conditions
  • Acne
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Cold sores
  • Eczema
  • Impetigo
  • Minor burns and rashes
  • Minor skin infections
  • Minor sunburn
  • Poison ivy/poison oak
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringworm
  • Swimmer’s itch
  • Warts

There are also common childhood infectious diseases that could make your child sick, like hand, foot and mouth disease.

How are common illnesses treated?

Often the best approach to common infectious illnesses like colds and stomach upsets is to rest, drink plenty of clear liquids, and take good care of yourself.

Antifungal medications can take care of fungus infections like athlete’s foot, and antibiotics can treat bacterial infections. Viral infections don’t respond to antibiotics, though, so your provider at Passaic Medical & Wellness uses alternative treatments. There are antiviral drugs available, but most common illnesses a virus causes don’t require special treatment.

Minor wounds might need stitches and a clean dressing, and you might need drops for eye problems, medications to clear up diarrhea, or topical medications for skin problems. Your provider at Passaic Medical & Wellness can usually sort out all your common illnesses quickly and effectively, also making sure there aren’t any signs of a more serious problem.

When you have a common illness, call Passaic Medical & Wellness, or book an appointment using the online tool.