Coccidioidomycosis is an infection that resembles the flu when it's in the earliest stages. Also known as valley fever, the condition can be either acute or chronic.
When it first occurs, it's considered to be in its acute stage. The symptoms are often mild and, in some cases, very few signs or symptoms may be present. The first signs of the disease appear within three weeks of being exposed.
Some people may become infected with the fever, but not realize it because they didn't experience any noticeable symptoms. A chest x-ray or blood test may show signs of the infection at a later date once you've fully recovered.
Valley fever is characterized by many of the symptoms associated with the flu virus. A few of the most well-known symptoms of valley fever include:
In the beginning, many of the symptoms are extremely mild. As the condition progresses, or if it becomes chronic, the symptoms may become quite severe. While the rash associated with valley fever normally only appears on the legs, it can also appear on the chest and back as the condition progresses.
The most important remedy for treating valley fever is rest. It's important to let the body rejuvenate and heal itself. There are several things that Dr. Gastellum can do to help support that process. Vitamin C IV therapy and the use of the Myer's Cocktail can provide an abundance of nutrients that boost the immune system and provide the body with what it needs to start the healing process.
Dr. Gastellum can also include conventional treatment options to support the immune system and alleviate some of the pain and discomfort that may be associated with some of the symptoms. Using a combined approach is often the most effective way to control illnesses that have numerous symptoms that can cause systemic discomfort.