Infectious Disease Treatment in Salinas Valley
Experienced Medical Care for Viruses & Illness
There are trillions of micro bacteria in your body at any given time. This
is generally a good thing, as a majority of bacteria in the human body
performs beneficial functions. It is only when our system is invaded by
malicious bacteria, viruses, fungi and other microbes that an infection
is classified as a disease. Some infections are mild and the body may
be able to repel them on its own, but it can be difficult to determine
what kind of infection you have until it enters its advanced stages. You
should consult with a doctor any time you have a fever in case it turns
out to be something serious.
Salinas Valley Medical Clinic offers infectious disease treatment to the
Salinas Valley, Monterey Peninsula, Central Coast, and surrounding areas.
Our highly experienced staff is skilled at identifying major problems
quickly and prescribing effective treatments.
When to See a Doctor
Everyone is susceptible to infectious diseases, and many are contagious.
Stay at home and rest to avoid spreading the disease to others. It is
always recommended that you see a doctor, but if you are hesitant to go
have someone keep track of your symptoms. Certain conditions are serious
enough that a doctor must be consulted to avoid major complications.
See your doctor if:
- A recent wound is not healing and appears dirty
- You are having trouble breathing
- You experience chest pains
- You have open wounds from an animal attack
- You have a constant fever
- You are having trouble seeing
- A mysterious rash appears on your body
- A cough persists for more than a week
Treatment for an infection depends on the type of disease. Doctors may
recommend little more than rest and medication, but surgery may be required
for more serious conditions. Salinas Valley Medical Clinic is prepared
to help patients with both simple and life-threatening diseases.