There are so many reasons why we need a national home doctor. No matter where we are in the country, the services of a house call doctor make us feel confident and at ease that there is someone professional and reliable who can manage our family’s condition anytime, especially after clinic hours. Here are just three of the most common illnesses patients may complain about that warrant the need for a national home doctor.


National home doctor’s take on Asthma

Asthma has become one of the most common health scares residents of Brisbane have, after the November Queensland bushfire created a heavy cloud of smoke that could trigger attacks on patients who currently have asthma, and may cause serious respiratory illnesses to healthy residents. National home doctors see this as a precautionary opportunity to remind their patients that as long as you do not get in direct contact with the smoke, it is best to stay calm and composed because stress can also trigger asthmatic attacks. In cases where smoke is in the air, but your house is not in danger in any way, stay indoors and close all windows and doors so the smoke can’t get in. Home doctors are there to remind you of your Asthma Action Plan and how to administer first aid to patients having asthma attacks; however, in cases of emergency, it is still best to go to the nearest hospital to get immediate care.


National home doctor’s take on Muscle aches and pain

It is really a bother to experience muscle cramps and have strains and sprains happen in the middle of the night, when all you want to do is have a good night’s rest. Calling the national home doctor to treat your discomfort is the convenient way to address your condition. You may present complaints of being unable to walk, move the affected area, or you feel numb around the injury. Your national home doctor can alleviate the pain by prescribing you pain medications (and supplying you with your first doses to get your through the night), advise you on how to position your affected area, and use of ice packs or compress for the first 24-48 hours. If the pain persists or your condition worsens, your national home doctor may even refer you to the emergency department for further assessment and treatment.


National home doctor’s take on Gastrointestinal upset

We all know how unpleasant the feeling is of having stomach pain caused by contaminated food or drink, stress, bacteria, viruses, or worse, parasites. The most common effect of these causes is diarrhoea, which is sometimes accompanied by nausea and vomiting. A national home doctor assesses the situation, orders laboratory tests to confirm the cause of the gastrointestinal problem, and prescribes necessary medications to treat the illness. He can give you oral rehydration solution that helps replace fluid and electrolytes your body lost. He can also prescribe anti-diarrhoeal drugs and antibiotic medications once the cause has been established. Until then, he can advise you to increase your fluid intake so you can prevent dehydration.


These are just some of the common illnesses national home doctors encounter during their everyday medical consultations with patients. If you need urgent medical attention for a non-life-threatening condition, let the services of national home doctor address your issues so you can maintain your sense of comfort and convenience while ensuring your safety from common health illnesses.

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