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Dr. Suvadeep Sen, Critical Care Specialist Online
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Apollo 24|7

Dr. Suvadeep Sen

Critical Care Specialist

12 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MD, FNB (CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE), EDIC

You pay 2000

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150

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Hindi, English, Bengali

Apollo Hospitals CBD Belapur, Mumbai

Available in 33 mins

Available in 3 mins

Dr Shivaji Rao, General Physician/ Internal Medicine Specialist Online
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Dr Shivaji Rao

General Physician/ Internal Medicine Specialist

30 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MD, DNB

You pay 800

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120

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English, Hindi, Kannada

Apollo Clinic, JP nagar, Bengaluru

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Available tomorrow at 12:00 PM

Dr Varun Panicker, Family Physician Online
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Dr Varun Panicker

Family Physician

5 YRS Exp.

MBBS

You pay 650

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English, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam

Apollo Clinic, JP nagar, Bengaluru

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Dr. Shamim Anjum, Family Physician Online

Dr. Shamim Anjum

Family Physician

15 YRS Exp.

MBBS, M MED (Family Medicine)

Starts at ₹ 300

Language

English, Hindi

FAMILY CARE CLINIC, Hyderabad

Available in 3 mins

Available in 18 mins

Dr. Krishna Ramanathan, Ent Specialist Online
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Dr. Krishna Ramanathan

Ent Specialist

10 YRS Exp.

MBBS DNB

You pay 750

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Apollo Clinic, JP nagar, Bengaluru

Available at 9:30 AM

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Dr. Vinay D, Infectious Disease specialist Online
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Apollo 24|7

Dr. Vinay D

Infectious Disease specialist

17 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine), FNB (Infectious Diseases)

You pay 1200

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72

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Apollo Hospitals Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru

Available at 9:30 AM

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Dr Baset Hakim, General Physician/ Internal Medicine Specialist Online
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Dr Baset Hakim

General Physician/ Internal Medicine Specialist

7 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MD (Medicine)

You pay 650

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98

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English, Hindi, Marathi

Apollo Clinic, Viman Nagar, Pune

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Available in 3 mins

Dr Darshana R, General Physician/ Internal Medicine Specialist Online
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Dr Darshana R

General Physician/ Internal Medicine Specialist

9 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MD, DNB (Internal Medicine), Diploma in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology , Fellowship in Diabetes

You pay 650

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98

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Apollo Clinic, JP nagar, Bengaluru

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Dr. Harish, Infectious Disease specialist Online
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Dr. Harish

Infectious Disease specialist

5 YRS Exp.

M.B.B.S ,MD, FIID.

You pay 500

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30

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Apollo Clinic, Velachery, Chennai

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Dr. Venkat Ramesh, Infectious Disease specialist Online
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Dr. Venkat Ramesh

Infectious Disease specialist

5 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MD, MRCP, FNB (Infectious Diseases), FRSPH

You pay 1500

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90

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English, Hindi, Telugu

Apollo Hospitals Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad

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Available in 48 mins

What is Infectious Disease?

Infectious disease is a medical speciality that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of infectious diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites. These diseases can range from common illnesses such as colds and flu to more severe conditions such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and meningitis. Infectious diseases can be spread through various means including contaminated food or water, direct contact with an infected person, insect bites, and exposure to other environmental factors such as mould.

Infections can occur anywhere in the body and can range from mild to severe. The human body has an immune system that helps fight off these infections, but in certain cases, the immune system may not be strong enough to combat the infection. That is where an infectious disease specialist comes in.

Who is an Infectious Disease Specialist?

An infectious disease specialist, also known as an infection specialist or infectious disease doctor, is a medical professional who specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. They have extensive knowledge and training in identifying and treating infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. They work closely with other healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive care for patients with infectious diseases.

When Should You Consult an Infectious Disease Specialist?

If you are experiencing symptoms such as fever, chills, cough, diarrhoea, skin rash or other signs of infection that do not improve with standard treatments, you may want to consider consulting an infectious disease specialist. You may also need to consult them if you have been exposed to someone with a contagious disease or if you are planning to travel to a region where infectious diseases are prevalent.

What Medical Conditions Do Infectious Disease Specialists Treat?

Infectious disease specialists treat a wide range of medical conditions caused by infections. Some of the common infections they treat include:

  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Respiratory infections such as pneumonia and tuberculosis
  • Skin and soft tissue infections such as cellulitis and abscesses
  • Bloodstream infections such as sepsis
  • Gastrointestinal infections such as food poisoning
  • Central nervous system infections such as meningitis
  • Hepatitis B and C
  • HIV/AIDS

What Are the Different Types of Procedures Conducted by Infectious Disease Specialists?

Infectious disease specialists use a variety of procedures to diagnose and treat infections. Some of the common procedures they perform include:

  • Laboratory testing to identify the specific microbe causing the infection
  • Imaging studies such as X-rays and CT scans to identify the location and extent of the infection
  • Blood tests to monitor the response to treatment and the progression of the disease
  • Antibiotic therapy to treat bacterial infections
  • Antiviral therapy to treat viral infections
  • Antifungal therapy to treat fungal infections

How Can I Consult an Infectious Disease Specialist?

If you are experiencing symptoms of an infectious disease or have been referred by your primary care doctor, you can consult an infectious disease specialist at Apollo 24/7. They offer teleconsultation services that allow you to connect with an infection specialist from the comfort of your home. During the consultation, the specialist will review your medical history, discuss your symptoms, and recommend appropriate diagnostic tests and treatment options.

The Role of Infectious Disease Specialists in Healthcare

Infectious disease specialists play an important role in healthcare by helping to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious diseases. They work closely with other healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive care for patients with infectious diseases. They also play a key role in public health by identifying outbreaks of infectious diseases and working to prevent their spread.

If you are experiencing symptoms of an infectious disease or have been exposed to someone with a contagious disease, it is essential to consult an infectious disease doctor. They have the knowledge and expertise to diagnose and treat a wide range of infections and can provide you with the best possible care. At Apollo 24/7, you can connect with an infection specialist through teleconsultation services from the comfort of your home. Remember that early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent serious complications and improve your chances of full recovery.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some common infections that an infectious disease specialist treats?

Common infections treated by infectious disease specialists include HIV/AIDS, influenza, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and sexually transmitted diseases.

Yes, simple preventive measures such as washing hands regularly, avoiding contact with sick individuals and maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle can help prevent infections.

Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria evolve and become resistant to antibiotics that used to be effective against them, making it harder for infectious disease specialists to treat these infections.

You should consult an infectious disease specialist if you have an infection that is difficult to diagnose or treat.

An infectious disease specialist uses lab tests and medical exams to diagnose infections by identifying the cause of the illness.

Maintaining good hygiene, exercising regularly and eating a balanced diet are some small lifestyle changes that can help reduce your risk of getting an infection.

Untreated infections could lead to complications like sepsis, organ damage or even death.

Yes, repeated exposure or vaccination can help a person build immunity against certain infections over time.

Infectious disease specialists work closely with other healthcare professionals such as primary care doctors, surgeons, and nurses to coordinate treatment plans and ensure the best possible outcome for their patients.

Yes, an individual may be a carrier of an infectious disease without showing any symptoms, making it easier for the disease to spread to others.