Infections

Infections Specialist
Infections can occur in almost any part of your body, from your skin to your urinary tract. When you have an infection, treatment is often required to help you recover completely. Dr. Effideen Ameerally can effectively diagnose infections and prescribe the best treatments. If you think you have an infection, please contact The Medical Clinic in Mesa, Arizona, to make an appointment with Dr. Ameerally.

Infections Q & A

What types of infection are most common?

Infections occur when a pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria, invade your body and multiply. In most cases, the pathogen infects a specific system, such as your respiratory tract or urinary tract. Some of the most common infections include:

  • Urinary tract infections (UTI)
  • Upper respiratory infections (URI)
  • Pneumonia
  • Skin infections
  • Eye infections
  • Ear infections
  • Influenza
  • Norovirus (stomach flu)

What are the symptoms of infection?

Different types of infections cause different symptoms. For example, if you have a UTI, you’ll experience symptoms related to urination. However, if you have stomach flu, symptoms affect your gastrointestinal system. In general, you should consider making an appointment with Dr. Ameerally for a possible infection if you experience:

  • Pain
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Pus from any part of your body
  • Coughing and/or sneezing
  • Excess mucus production
  • Redness

In most cases, patients with infections have more than one of these symptoms. If you aren’t sure whether you should make an appointment based on your symptoms, please call the office for guidance.

How are infections diagnosed and treated?

If you come to The Medical Clinic with symptoms of infection, Dr. Ameerally begins by performing a thorough physical exam and asking you specific questions about your symptoms. Depending on the nature of your symptoms, he may also order tests to confirm or rule out certain causes of your condition.

After identifying the type of infection you have, Dr. Ameerally may recommend treatment. For example, if your infection is bacterial, you may need an antibiotic. If your infection is viral, Dr. Ameerally may simply suggest rest and self-care.

What is psoriasis?

Although it isn’t actually caused by a pathogen, psoriasis causes symptoms that may be mistaken for an infection. In reality, psoriasis is a skin condition that occurs when your body speeds up the lifecycle of your skin cells, causing extra skin cells to collect on the surface of your skin.

Some of the symptoms of psoriasis include red or scaly patches of skin, pain, and itching. Dr. Ameerally can diagnose psoriasis accurately. He also offers several treatment options for this condition.

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