Acute Ailments

Urgent Care located in Detroit, MI

Acute Ailments

Acute ailments need immediate medical attention to ease your discomfort and pain and to provide the treatment needed to heal the problem. You can confidently turn to Deon Middlebrook, MD, and the medical team at Detroit Sherwood Urgent Care to get compassionate medical care for the full range of sudden illnesses, from colds and headaches to eye and respiratory ailments. They welcome walk-in patients, or you may connect online or call the office in Detroit, Michigan, to request a same-day appointment.

Acute Ailments Q&A

What are acute ailments?

An acute ailment occurs suddenly and usually causes symptoms that need prompt medical attention, like the flu, migraines, and ear pain or ear infections.

In most cases, an acute illness either runs its course or heals with treatment. However, it’s possible for a sudden problem to turn into a chronic (long-lasting) condition.

Detroit Sherwood Urgent Care performs on-site diagnostics, including X-rays, lab work, and COVID-19 testing if appropriate, and provides comprehensive care for acute ailments.

What acute ailments affect my eyes?

You should walk in or seek same-day care at Detroit Sherwood Urgent Care if you have eye ailments such as:

Conjunctivitis (pink eye)

Pink eye is an inflammation of the membrane covering your eyelid and eyeball (called the conjunctiva). Viral conjunctivitis is the most common type.

Bacterial eye infections

Bacterial infections may affect any part of your eye and range from a mild infection to a serious problem that could cause eye damage. Symptoms include eye drainage and red, swollen, inflamed, or painful eyes.

Objects in the eye

The Detroit Sherwood Urgent Care team removes objects stuck in your eye and cleans the area to prevent infection.

What respiratory conditions cause acute ailments?

You can develop a multitude of acute ailments in your respiratory system (the nose, mouth, sinuses, throat, windpipe, and lungs). Or you may have a chronic lung condition that causes sudden acute symptoms (a flare-up).

Detroit Sherwood Urgent Care treats all respiratory ailments, but these are three of the most common:

Strep throat

Strep throat is a contagious bacterial infection that causes inflammation, a very sore throat, fever, and swollen lymph nodes.


Asthma develops when the lung airways are inflamed and swollen, narrowing the airway and making it hard to breathe. Other symptoms include chest pain or tightness, wheezing, and coughing.


Bronchitis occurs when you have inflammation in the bronchial tubes, which carry air to and from your lungs. You may have acute bronchitis from a viral infection or chronic bronchitis caused by smoking cigarettes.

Chronic bronchitis is known for sudden, severe flare-ups and symptoms like coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, weakness, and dizziness.

Many people with bronchitis develop anemia. Anemia alone causes shortness of breath, dizziness, weakness, and tiredness. When combined with bronchitis, anemia magnifies your symptoms.

Walk into the clinic to get care for an acute ailment, or you can connect online or call Detroit Sherwood Urgent Care to schedule a same-day appointment.