Acute illnesses often appear quickly and can be accompanied by symptoms that require urgent care. In many cases, acute illnesses get better once treated, although some acute illnesses, such as the common cold, may go away on their own.
Some acute illnesses may require hospitalization due to the urgency of the symptoms. However, if the illness is successfully treated, the patient can often go home and return to their normal life.
Some symptoms that commonly accompany an acute illness include:
- sore throat
- severe cuts and scrapes
- unusual rashes
- animal or insect bites