Before booking a home doctor, there are many thoughts which run through a person’s mind. Some of the common questions we have noticed tend to be whether or not a patient believes they need medical attention, or if a home doctor is the appropriate choice over visiting an emergency department.
In order to help, we have put together a list of some of the most common reasons patients book a home doctor.
Pains, sprains, or strains
One of the main reasons we have noticed patients will book a home doctor is for pains (such as neck, back, and hip), sprains (for instance, acute sprains) and strains (including those from sporting or work-related injuries).
Although some people may feel they might not require medical attention, a consultation with a doctor should take place if:
Another common reason for our home doctors to be called is for skin infections. The most frequent types have included:
As gastro is highly contagious, it is a very common illness where a doctor will be required to provide medical assessment. This is so the appropriate treatment can be provided, usually involving fluid replacement (such as oral rehydration drinks). Although symptoms of gastro (such as vomiting, diarrhoea, nausea, fever, and stomach pains) typically last up to two days, medical attention is still required so there is no major complications such as dehydration in severe cases.