BayCareAnywhere® Virtual Health Care - Five Reasons to See a Doctor Online
School is officially back in session and families are adjusting to their fall schedules. With new routines come new sicknesses to treat, many of which we don’t always have time for. Below are the top five reasons to see a provider in real-time with BayCareAnywhere® from your smartphone or computer.
- Seasonal Allergies
Also known as hay fever or allergic rhinitis, the sneezing and sniffling you get from allergies can be difficult to manage. In the fall, ragweed triggers allergic symptoms and can feel like a nasty cold for many people. A doctor on BayCareAnywhere can help you understand if that scratchy throat is an allergy symptom or something more.
- Sinus Infection
Imagine all the joys of a bad cold or allergy flare up and add some facial pain and tooth sensitivity. That debilitating combo may be a sinus infection and is by far the most common condition for virtual treatment. The doctors on BayCareAnywhere can help determine if the infection is viral or bacterial, which can call for antibiotics.
- Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
A new school year means new germs to fight. Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is extremely common among children and can be very uncomfortable with itchy, runny eyes. It’s also very contagious, which makes it important to see a doctor and start a treatment plan as soon as possible.
- Upset Stomach
Whether caused by food poisoning or gastritis, an upset stomach can keep you home-bound for the entire duration of your symptoms. However, what you need to treat for is best determined by a doctor, and doctors on BayCareAnywhere can help from the comfort of your home. No matter what’s causing your symptoms, it’s important to rest and stay hydrated.
- Scrape, Scratch, or Bruise
Between new school activities and changing weather, it’s not hard to fall or trip and suffer a wound. No matter the cause, a skin wound or a rash can be hard to look at and should not be self-diagnosed. It can be difficult to determine whether your symptoms are part of the normal healing process or whether the area is actually infected so it’s important to see a doctor and get a better idea about what you can do for treatment.
BayCareAnywhere is always available as fall gears up and we enter our holiday season – from falling down to treating allergies, our doctors are on hand to help when you need it.