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Dr Nikhat Shamim, General Practitioner Online
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Dr Nikhat Shamim

General Practitioner

4 YRS Exp.

MBBS

You pay 450

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Hindi, Bengali, English

Location

Family Health Clinic., Kolkata

Available in 8 mins

Dr. Jyothi Rajesh, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Online
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Dr. Jyothi Rajesh

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

22 YRS Exp.

MBBS, DGO(DNB)

You pay 700

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42

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English, Kannada, Marati, Hindi, English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil

Location

Apollo Clinic Bellandur, Bengaluru

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Dr. Akshatha Manjunath, General Surgeon Online
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Dr. Akshatha Manjunath

General Surgeon

8 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MS

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Apollo Clinic Bellandur, Bengaluru

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Available at 3:30 AM

Dr. Chaithanya R, Internal Medicine/ Covid Consultation Specialist Online
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Dr. Chaithanya R

Internal Medicine/ Covid Consultation Specialist

15 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MD Internal Medicine, Fellowship in Diabetes(UK), CCEBDM(PHFI)

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English, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu

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Apollo Clinic Bellandur, Bengaluru

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Dr.shruti I, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Online
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Dr.shruti I

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

7 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MS (OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY)

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105

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English, Hindi, Kannada

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Apollo Clinic Bellandur, Bengaluru

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Dr. Renu Saraogi, General Physician/ Internal Medicine Specialist Online
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Dr. Renu Saraogi

General Physician/ Internal Medicine Specialist

21 YRS Exp.

MBBS, PGDFM

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English, Hindi, Bengali, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu

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Apollo Clinic Bellandur, Bengaluru

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Dr. Suresh G, General Physician/ Internal Medicine Specialist Online
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Dr. Suresh G

General Physician/ Internal Medicine Specialist

25 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MD

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English, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada

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Apollo Clinic Bellandur, Bengaluru

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Dr. Shamim Anjum, Family Physician Online

Dr. Shamim Anjum

Family Physician

15 YRS Exp.

MBBS, M MED (Family Medicine)

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English, Hindi

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FAMILY CARE CLINIC, Hyderabad

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Available at 4:30 AM

Dr. Harish, Infectious Disease specialist Online
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Dr. Harish

Infectious Disease specialist

5 YRS Exp.

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

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English, Tamil, Telugu

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Apollo Clinic, Velachery, Chennai

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Dr. Anusuya Shetty, General Physician/ Internal Medicine Specialist Online
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Dr. Anusuya Shetty

General Physician/ Internal Medicine Specialist

17 YRS Exp.

MBBS, DNB, (Gen. Med.), PGD (Clinical Endocrinology), Dip (APD & IPD), CCGDM

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105

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Kannada, Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, English, Tulu, English

Location

Apollo Clinic Bellandur, Bengaluru

Available in 18 mins

Available tomorrow at 9:00 AM

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 the most common diseases that infectious disease specialists treat?

Infectious disease specialists treat almost all diseases caused by microorganisms. Some of the most common ones are urinary tract infections (UTIs), HIV/AIDS, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and tropical diseases like malaria.

You may be referred to an ID doctor by your physician if your infection is difficult to diagnose, your infections are resistant to treatments like antibiotics, you have signs of high fever and infection, your illness is because of your travel history, and you are diagnosed with HIV/AIDs or Hepatitis B and C.

ID specialists may recommend you to get a couple of tests done to diagnose the type of infection. Some of these tests are blood tests, microscopy, cultures and sensitivity of blood, urine, sputum, stool, wound swab, and joint fluid. Sometimes you may also be asked to get imaging tests such as X-rays, ultrasound, MRI scans, and CT scans done.