Infectious Diseases

As human beings, we are susceptible to all kinds of infectious diseases that can plague just about every part of our bodies. Some infectious diseases go away with rest and medication while others can be trickier to treat. Regardless of the kind of disease you have, it’s in your best interest to see a physician who can help you treat it right away.

Common Infectious Diseases

There are hundreds, thousands even, of diseases that threaten our wellbeings. Some of the most common ones include:

  • Flu – We’ve all heard of the flu. The flu can cause muscle aches, high fevers, and cold-like symptoms. A yearly flu shot can help to stave off the flu, so it’s important to get one, especially since the flu can lead to other more serious diseases such as pneumonia.
  • Cellulitis – Cellulitis is a skin bacterial disease that can cause serious complications if left untreated.
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases – STDs are transmitted via intercourse. Some are caused by bacteria and viruses and others are caused by parasites. If you think you may have one, talking to your doctor can help.
  • Urinary Tract Infections – UTIs are quite common. They happen when your kidneys, urethra, or urinary tract becomes infected with bacteria.
  • Pneumonia – When you have pneumonia, the air sacs in your lungs become inflamed and may even fill with fluid, causing serious complications.

Other common infectious diseases include strep throat, ear infections, and herpes. Your best bet for having them treated is to talk to your primary care physician who may also refer you to a specialist who can help you get better.


Finding the Right Physician

If you’re looking for a new primary care physician or a specialist in the El Paso or Las Cruces area who can help you overcome an infectious disease, the Southwest Association of Nigerian Physicians can help. The members of our association come from all kinds of practices and disciplines, including primary and pediatric care, emergency medicine, and radiology. Infectious diseases can take a toll on your life if left untreated. Finding a good physician to help you is a crucial step in getting better.

If You Want to Join the Association

If you’re a Nigerian physician looking to engage with a group of physicians who can help you feel close to home while also progressing your career, the Southwest Association of Nigerian Physicians is the perfect association to join. Contact us today to learn more!

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