Common illnesses: Does it require a doctor’s office visit?
You wake up feeling the recognizable pain and the immediate urgency to pee. You have a urinary tract infection (UTI). You know the ritual, trying to get an appointment with your doctor, hoping they have an opening as soon as possible, and spending the rest of the morning unable to spend more than five minutes without using the bathroom. You may have some of that convenience store over-the-counter UTI medicine, but it only relieves some of the discomfort without actually treating the issue like meds your doctor prescribes to you. Since you’ve been through this before (possibly several times), you’re aware that all you really need in this moment is that prescription to make this pain go away. So, why do you have to wait hours and even days for a doctor’s appointment so they can tell you something you already know… “You have a UTI.” This scenario can apply to many other common illnesses, such as allergies, colds, upset stomach, and many others! Wouldn’t it be nice to skip the in-person doctor’s office visit all together for this type of common illnesses?!
In many cases, common illnesses, like colds, UTI’s, and migraines, can be easily detected and treated without stepping foot in a doctor’s office. How can this be possible, you ask?! With the expansion of telemedicine, companies like Sniffle are giving patients the ability to have a consult with a doctor virtually and receive the treatments they need without having to visit a doctor’s office. It’s always important to get treated and keep doctors in the loop whenever you’re experiencing common illnesses. We (at Sniffle) make it easier to reach them (via our app), speeding up your recovery time! It’s important to note that services, like Sniffle, are for non-emergency medical issues. If you are having a medical emergency, call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room!
So, what common illnesses can be treated without visiting a doctor’s office? The following conditions can be treated on Sniffle:
- Cold and Flu
- Upset Stomach
- Sinus Infections
- Pink Eye
- Sore Throat
- Upper Respiratory Issues
- Bladder and Urinary Tract Infections
- Rashes and Skin Condition
Now, you can say goodbye to common illnesses faster, like avoiding that dreadful UTI ritual! That’s right! Next time you’re feeling that burning sensation of a UTI, allergies nearing in, or you wake up with an eye pinker than a bazooka bubble gum, you can open up that Sniffle app and contact a doctor (of your choice). If your common illnesses, like seasonal allergies, begins to worsen, your Sniffle doctor can recommend a specialist. The best part is that you don’t have to switch doctors if you use Sniffle. You, as the patient, have a choice as to which doctor you want to see via our app! Is your favorite general doctor not on Sniffle yet? Worry not, you can invite them to join today! Nobody wants to deal with an annoying common illness (think back to that time when allergies took over your life for weeks) without receiving treatment! The doctors on Sniffle are here to guide you to receive the optimal treatment. Don’t wait until your symptoms get worse, feel better with Sniffle today!