Disorders produced by organisms, such as bacteria, viruses, fungus, or parasites, are known as infectious diseases. Our bodies are home to a variety of creatures. In most cases, they are beneficial or even safe. However, certain microbes have the potential to cause disease in specific situations.
Some infectious diseases can spread from person to person. Animals or insects spread others. Moreover, you could contract others if you consume tainted food or water or come into contact with environmental organisms.
Fever and weariness are frequent signs and symptoms of infection, though they might vary depending on the organism causing it. While severe life-threatening illnesses may require hospitalization, mild infections may be treated with rest and home treatments.
Vaccines can prevent a lot of infectious diseases, including measles and chickenpox. Also, frequent, thorough hand washing can help shield you against most contagious infections.
Each infectious disease has distinct symptoms that are unique to it. Following are some general warning signs and symptoms that some infectious diseases share:
- muscle pain
Whenever to visit a doctor
Obtain medical help if you:
have experienced an animal bite
are having respiratory difficulties
Have a severe headache, and a fever Have a rash or swelling Have a prolonged or unexplained fever Have coughed for more than a week
experiencing sudden vision issues
Pathophysiology of disease.
Signs and symptoms.
NANDA diagnosis related to the condition (two)
Care of the patient in the Acute Setting and Nursing Interventions.