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What can a home doctor treat?
Each evening after-hours, our doctors visit patients in their homes, at hotels, in student accommodations or even caravan parks for many different reasons. These reasons can vary from severe infections to acute illnesses and each of our home doctors ensure they provide each patient with the required medical attention.
So, what are some examples of what a home doctor can treat? Here is a list we have put together.
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Sprains, strains, and pains
Potentially one of the most common reasons a patient will make a booking for a home doctor is because of a sprain, strain, or varying pains. These can range from acute sprains either from a sporting or work injury, to neck, back, or hip pain. Depending on the severity, each sprain, or strain will require a different type of medical attention, including a home doctor.
A few signs you should be seeing a doctor can include:
  • ·        Feeling pain when you try to walk a few steps;
  • ·        Feeling as though you cannot move the affected area;
  • ·        Feeling numbness near the affected area.

If you are uncertain whether you are suffering from a sprain or strain, some initial symptoms you will notice include:
  • ·        Swelling;
  • ·        Bruising;
  • ·        Pain;
  • ·        Heat (this will be caused from inflammation in the muscle or joints);
  • ·        Tenderness;
  • ·        Feeling pain when you try to move the affected area.

Although some patients often believe their injury is minor and does not require medical attention, it is needed to exclude the possibility of a severe injury which will then need advanced treatment.
Examples of treatment methods a home doctor can advise include:
  • ·        Anti-inflammatory medication;
  • ·        Rest;
  • ·        Ice;
  • ·        Heat;
  • ·        Pain-relieving medication;
  • ·        Referral to an emergency department for further assessment.

Skin infections
There are many skin infections our home doctors are called out for, including:

·        School sores (or impetigo): Given away by its common name, school sores are particularly common with children and is highly contagious, therefore requiring medical assessment as soon as possible. Some main symptoms of school sores include:
  • Red skin (particularly around the nose or mouth);
  • Itchy skin; 
  • Blisters.

Depending on the seriousness, treatment of school sores can include prescription antibiotics, creams, or ointments.

·        Hives (or urticarial inflammations): The main cause of hives is typically an allergic reaction and they tend to look similar to mosquito bites as they are red, itchy welts usually in various shapes or sizes. Examples of treatment for hives can include antihistamines, with both over the counter and prescribed available, depending on the severity).

·        Cellulitis: This skin bacterial infection will usually occur on the lower legs and is caused when bacteria enters the skin and spreads under the skin to tissue. Once affected, the area will look swollen, red, and will feel tender when touched. The reason medical attention is required for this infection is because it is more common with older people and therefore requires the correct treatment as soon as possible.

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