Is my condition Chronic or Acute?

Ever stood in front of a pharmacy isle thinking… Mmmmm is my condition chronic or acute? Now that’s the million dollar question! So instead I visited my GP, spent big bucks again only to end up taking a product that left me with vision-altering side effects….. wow, so back to the pharmacy isle again for a few hours contemplating on the correct severity of my condition. Perhaps if id brought my tablet along I could Google it!

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So what’s the difference in essence between acute and chronic… In a nutshell of course…

By definition, acute means the condition has been present for a short period of time and basically started rapidly; didn’t take long to occur or drag itself out from the onset. We then move onto sub-acute which is almost like the peanut butter between ones sandwich [the middle line so to say]. For me, sub-acute medication would be the next step I would take if the acute medication didn’t do the trick; and last but definitely not least is the chronic phase. A chronic condition has basically overstayed its welcome lasting for 4 weeks or more with certain days been worse than others. Some medications have the word chronic written on them whereas others stick to the term severe. Chronic medication is also often what GP or Specialist prescribed so you may find it difficult to locate these types of products on the pharmacy isle.

If all else fails and my guide to differentiating between acute, sub-acute and chronic doesn’t help, there’s always the friendly pharmacy assistants on standby to help you or like Sinus-Pro, there’s their trusty Sinus Diagnostics Tool… its almost the same as having your very own, dedicated pharmacist assistant to help you when you need… it’s just a click away…

Click for more information on Acute Sinusitis

Click for more information on Chronic Sinusitis

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