The symptoms of an infectious disease will largely depend on the type you have. However, there are some common symptoms we can look for based on the type of infection you have.
Fungal infections are typically localised to a particular area of the body. Symptoms include rashes, itchiness and blisters. Other symptoms may also be present, including pain and aches.
Alternatively, viral and bacterial infections can exhibit symptoms in many areas of your body. These symptoms can include:
If you experience any prolonged or worsening symptoms, it’s important to see a doctor
You might be surprised by the wide range of conditions Bettr can take care of for you.
As long as it’s not a medical emergency, our doctors can help you with a wide range of health issues and healthcare services in the comfort of your home. For example, during a consultation, our doctors can help diagnose your issue, prescribe medication to treat acute (right now) symptoms and suggest lifestyle changes for long-term prevention where relevant.
Infectious diseases we can help treat through Bettr include the following:
Many other conditions not on this list will also be fine for online support. However, if your doctor thinks you need a face-to-face consultation for further treatment, they will discuss this with you to arrange the best next steps.
If you suspect you or a family member has an infectious disease, like the above, you can book an appointment with our doctors, who can often treat your condition online.
We offer same-day appointments and online prescriptions. There’s no app to download, no need to change GP and no registration; just immediate healthcare wherever you are. And should you become unwell because of an accident, we also offer ACC and injury care. Should you need a medical certificate, we can do that too.
Following your online consult, should you need to see a doctor face to face to treat your infectious disease, we can make it easy by referring you to one of our nearly 50 GP and medical clinics from Whangārei to Christchurch.