These are symptoms of common acute illnesses. When you notice these symptoms, it’s time to see a doctor for a diagnosis, as the condition may require treatment.
Symptoms of common acute problems include:
Abdominal pain – Pain that occurs between the chest and pelvic regions; can be crampy, achy, dull, intermittent or sharp.
Bladder infection – Pain and burning with urination, lower belly pain, fever, chills, vomiting.
Cold and allergy symptoms – Cough, sore throat, stuffy nose, sneezing, itchy eyes. Severe colds can cause fever and body aches.
Cough – Dry cough (without phlegm) and wheezing may be caused by a cold, sinus infection, acute bronchitis, pneumonia, whooping cough, asthma and environmental allergies.
Headache –Blurry vision, nausea, vomiting, fever, neck pain, sensitivity to light and noise. May occur occasionally or become chronic. Muscle tension headaches are most common. Other headache causes include fever, head injury, viral infections, sinusitis and migraine headaches.
Pink eye –Pink or red discoloration of eye whites, pain, itching, burning, gritty feeling, watery discharge or pus.
Sinus infection – Thick nasal discharge, pressure/pain around eyes and face, headache, congestion, post-nasal drip, fever, cough.
Sore throat –Pain in the throat, typically caused by inflammation due to a cold or other virus.