A05 Feeling ill (ICD-10:R69)

January 23, 2024

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Introduction

Feeling ill is a common symptom that can be caused by various underlying conditions. This guide aims to provide healthcare professionals with a comprehensive approach to diagnosing and managing patients who present with feeling ill. By understanding the symptoms, causes, and appropriate diagnostic steps, healthcare professionals can effectively intervene and provide appropriate treatment options to improve patient outcomes.

Codes

– ICPC-2 Code: A05 Feeling ill
– ICD-10 Code: R69 Unknown and unspecified causes of morbidity

Symptoms

  • Fatigue: A general feeling of tiredness or lack of energy.
  • Malaise: A vague feeling of discomfort or unease.
  • Body aches: Generalized pain or discomfort in the muscles or joints.
  • Headache: Pain or discomfort in the head.
  • Nausea: A feeling of queasiness or the urge to vomit.

Causes

  • Viral or bacterial infections: Common cold, flu, strep throat, etc.
  • Chronic conditions: Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, etc.
  • Allergies: Seasonal allergies, food allergies, etc.
  • Medications: Side effects of certain medications.
  • Stress or anxiety: Psychological factors can contribute to feeling ill.

Diagnostic Steps

Medical History

  • Gather information about the patient’s symptoms, including duration, severity, and any associated factors.
  • Identify any risk factors or medical conditions that may contribute to feeling ill.
  • Ask about recent travel, exposure to sick individuals, or any other relevant factors.

Physical Examination

  • Perform a thorough physical examination, including vital signs, to assess the patient’s overall health.
  • Look for any specific signs or findings that may indicate an underlying condition contributing to feeling ill.
  • Palpate lymph nodes to check for any enlargement or tenderness.

Laboratory Tests

  • Complete blood count (CBC): To assess for any signs of infection or abnormalities.
  • Basic metabolic panel (BMP): To evaluate electrolyte levels and kidney function.
  • Urinalysis: To check for any signs of urinary tract infection or other abnormalities.
  • Infectious disease testing: Depending on the patient’s symptoms and risk factors, specific tests may be ordered to identify viral or bacterial infections.
  • Allergy testing: If allergies are suspected, allergy testing may be performed to identify specific triggers.

Diagnostic Imaging

  • Chest X-ray: To evaluate the lungs and assess for any signs of infection or other abnormalities.
  • Abdominal ultrasound: To assess the abdominal organs for any signs of infection or other abnormalities.
  • CT scan or MRI: If there is suspicion of a more serious underlying condition, such as a tumor or structural abnormality, further imaging may be necessary.

Other Tests

  • ECG: If the patient reports any chest pain or palpitations, an electrocardiogram (ECG) may be performed to assess heart function.
  • Pulmonary function tests: If respiratory symptoms are present, pulmonary function tests may be ordered to evaluate lung function.
  • Sleep study: If sleep disturbances are reported, a sleep study may be conducted to assess for sleep disorders.

Follow-up and Patient Education

  • Schedule a follow-up appointment to review test results and discuss further management.
  • Provide patient education on self-care measures, such as rest, hydration, and over-the-counter symptom relief options.
  • Discuss the importance of seeking medical attention if symptoms worsen or persist.

Possible Interventions

Traditional Interventions

Medications:

Top 5 drugs for feeling ill:

  1. Acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol):
    • Cost: $5-$10 for a bottle of generic acetaminophen.
    • Contraindications: Allergy to acetaminophen.
    • Side effects: Rare, but can include liver damage with high doses.
    • Severe side effects: Allergic reactions, liver failure.
    • Drug interactions: Alcohol, certain medications (e.g., warfarin).
    • Warning: Do not exceed recommended dosage.
  2. Ibuprofen (e.g., Advil, Motrin):
    • Cost: $5-$10 for a bottle of generic ibuprofen.
    • Contraindications: Allergy to ibuprofen, history of stomach ulcers.
    • Side effects: Upset stomach, heartburn.
    • Severe side effects: Stomach bleeding, allergic reactions.
    • Drug interactions: Blood thinners, certain medications (e.g., ACE inhibitors).
    • Warning: Do not exceed recommended dosage.
  3. Antihistamines (e.g., Benadryl, Claritin):
    • Cost: $5-$15 for a box of generic antihistamines.
    • Contraindications: Allergy to antihistamines, narrow-angle glaucoma.
    • Side effects: Drowsiness, dry mouth.
    • Severe side effects: Rare, but can include severe allergic reactions.
    • Drug interactions: Sedatives, certain medications (e.g., MAO inhibitors).
    • Warning: May cause drowsiness, avoid driving or operating machinery.
  4. Antiemetics (e.g., Dramamine, Zofran):
    • Cost: $5-$20 for a box of generic antiemetics.
    • Contraindications: Allergy to antiemetics, certain heart conditions.
    • Side effects: Drowsiness, constipation.
    • Severe side effects: Rare, but can include irregular heart rhythm.
    • Drug interactions: Sedatives, certain medications (e.g., SSRIs).
    • Warning: May cause drowsiness, avoid driving or operating machinery.
  5. Antibiotics (e.g., Amoxicillin, Azithromycin):
    • Cost: $10-$50 for a course of generic antibiotics.
    • Contraindications: Allergy to antibiotics, certain medical conditions.
    • Side effects: Upset stomach, diarrhea.
    • Severe side effects: Rare, but can include severe allergic reactions.
    • Drug interactions: Certain medications (e.g., warfarin, birth control pills).
    • Warning: Take the full course of antibiotics as prescribed.

Alternative Drugs:

  • Herbal remedies (e.g., Echinacea, ginger): Some herbal remedies may help alleviate symptoms of feeling ill. Cost: Varies depending on the specific product.
  • Homeopathic remedies (e.g., Oscillococcinum): Homeopathic remedies are diluted substances that may be used to treat feeling ill. Cost: Varies depending on the specific product.
  • Essential oils (e.g., peppermint, lavender): Some essential oils may have soothing properties and can be used topically or aromatically. Cost: Varies depending on the specific oil.

Surgical Procedures:

  • Surgical intervention is not typically indicated for feeling ill.

Alternative Interventions

  • Acupuncture: May help alleviate symptoms of feeling ill. Cost: $60-$120 per session.
  • Chiropractic care: Spinal adjustments may help improve overall well-being. Cost: $50-$200 per session.
  • Massage therapy: Massage can help relax muscles and reduce stress. Cost: $50-$100 per session.
  • Meditation: Mindfulness meditation can help reduce stress and promote relaxation. Cost: Free to practice, but may require guidance from a trained professional.
  • Yoga: Yoga combines physical postures, breathing exercises, and meditation to promote overall well-being. Cost: $10-$20 per class.

Lifestyle Interventions

  • Rest: Adequate rest and sleep can help the body recover and heal. Cost: Free.
  • Hydration: Drinking plenty of fluids can help flush out toxins and maintain overall health. Cost: Varies depending on the type of fluid consumed.
  • Healthy diet: Eating a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can support overall health. Cost: Varies depending on food choices.
  • Stress management: Engaging in stress-reducing activities, such as exercise, meditation, or hobbies, can improve well-being. Cost: Varies depending on the chosen activity.
  • Exercise: Regular physical activity can boost the immune system and improve overall health. Cost: Varies depending on the chosen activity.

It is important to note that the cost ranges provided are approximate and may vary depending on the location and availability of the interventions.

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Mirari Cold Plasma Prescription

Video instructions for using Mirari Cold Plasma Device – A05 Feeling ill (ICD-10:R69)

MildModerateSevere
Mode setting: 1 (Infection)
Location: 0 (Localized)
Morning: 15 minutes,
Evening: 15 minutes
Mode setting: 1 (Infection)
Location: 0 (Localized)
Morning: 30 minutes,
Lunch: 30 minutes,
Evening: 30 minutes
Mode setting: 1 (Infection)
Location: 0 (Localized)
Morning: 30 minutes,
Lunch: 30 minutes,
Evening: 30 minutes
Mode setting: 2 (Wound Healing)
Location: 0 (Localized)
Morning: 15 minutes,
Evening: 15 minutes
Mode setting: 2 (Wound Healing)
Location: 0 (Localized)
Morning: 30 minutes,
Lunch: 30 minutes,
Evening: 30 minutes
Mode setting: 2 (Wound Healing)
Location:0 (Localized)
Morning: 30 minutes,
Lunch: 30 minutes,
Evening: 30 minutes
Mode setting: 3 (Antiviral Therapy)
Location: 7 (Neuro system & ENT)
Morning: 15 minutes,
Evening: 15 minutes
Mode setting: 3 (Antiviral Therapy)
Location: 7 (Neuro system & ENT)
Morning: 30 minutes,
Lunch: 30 minutes,
Evening: 30 minutes
Mode setting: 3 (Antiviral Therapy)
Location: 7 (Neuro system & ENT)
Morning: 30 minutes,
Lunch: 30 minutes,
Evening: 30 minutes
Mode setting: 7 (Immunotherapy)
Location: 1 (Sacrum)
Morning: 15 minutes,
Evening: 15 minutes
Mode setting: 7 (Immunotherapy)
Location: 1 (Sacrum)
Morning: 30 minutes,
Lunch: 30 minutes,
Evening: 30 minutes
Mode setting: 7 (Immunotherapy)
Location: 1 (Sacrum)
Morning: 30 minutes,
Lunch: 30 minutes,
Evening: 30 minutes
Total
Morning: 60 minutes approx. $10 USD,
Evening: 60 minutes approx. $10 USD
Total
Morning: 120 minutes approx. $20 USD,
Lunch: 120 minutes approx. $20 USD,
Evening: 120 minutes approx. $20 USD,
Total
Morning: 120 minutes approx. $20 USD,
Lunch: 120 minutes approx. $20 USD,
Evening: 120 minutes approx. $20 USD,
Usual treatment for 7-60 days approx. $140 USD $1200 USDUsual treatment for 6-8 weeks approx. $2,520ย USD $3,360 USD
Usual treatment for 3-6 months approx. $5,400 USD $10,800 USD
Location note miraridoctor 1
  • Localized (0)
  • Sacrum (1)
  • Prostate & Uterus (2)
  • Kidney, Liver & Spleen (3)
  • Heart, Bile & Pancreas (4)
  • Lungs (5)
  • Throat, Lymphatic & Thyroid (6)
  • Neuro system & ENT (7)

Use the Mirari Cold Plasma device to treat Feeling ill effectively.

WARNING: MIRARI COLD PLASMA IS DESIGNED FOR THE HUMAN BODY WITHOUT ANY ARTIFICIAL OR THIRD PARTY PRODUCTS. USE OF OTHER PRODUCTS IN COMBINATION WITH MIRARI COLD PLASMA MAY CAUSE UNPREDICTABLE EFFECTS, HARM OR INJURY. PLEASE CONSULT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL BEFORE COMBINING ANY OTHER PRODUCTS WITH USE OF MIRARI.

Step 1: Cleanse the Skin

  • Start by cleaning the affected area of the skin with a gentle cleanser or mild soap and water. Gently pat the area dry with a clean towel.

Step 2: Prepare the Mirari Cold Plasma device

  • Ensure that the Mirari Cold Plasma device is fully charged or has fresh batteries as per the manufacturer’s instructions. Make sure the device is clean and in good working condition.
  • Switch on the Mirari device using the power button or by following the specific instructions provided with the device.
  • Some Mirari devices may have adjustable settings for intensity or treatment duration. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to select the appropriate settings based on your needs and the recommended guidelines.

Step 3: Apply the Device

  • Place the Mirari device in direct contact with the affected area of the skin. Gently glide or hold the device over the skin surface, ensuring even coverage of the area experiencing.
  • Slowly move the Mirari device in a circular motion or follow a specific pattern as indicated in the user manual. This helps ensure thorough treatment coverage.

Step 4: Monitor and Assess:

  • Keep track of your progress and evaluate the effectiveness of the Mirari device in managing your Feeling ill. If you have any concerns or notice any adverse reactions, consult with your health care professional.

Note

This guide is for informational purposes only and should not replace the advice of a medical professional. Always consult with your healthcare provider or a qualified medical professional for personal advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Do not solely rely on the information presented here for decisions about your health. Use of this information is at your own risk. The authors of this guide, nor any associated entities or platforms, are not responsible for any potential adverse effects or outcomes based on the content.

Mirari Cold Plasma System Disclaimer

  • Purpose: The Mirari Cold Plasma System is a Class 2 medical device designed for use by trained healthcare professionals. It is registered for use in Thailand and Vietnam. It is not intended for use outside of these locations.
  • Informational Use: The content and information provided with the device are for educational and informational purposes only. They are not a substitute for professional medical advice or care.
  • Variable Outcomes: While the device is approved for specific uses, individual outcomes can differ. We do not assert or guarantee specific medical outcomes.
  • Consultation: Prior to utilizing the device or making decisions based on its content, it is essential to consult with a Certified Mirari Tele-Therapist and your medical healthcare provider regarding specific protocols.
  • Liability: By using this device, users are acknowledging and accepting all potential risks. Neither the manufacturer nor the distributor will be held accountable for any adverse reactions, injuries, or damages stemming from its use.
  • Geographical Availability: This device has received approval for designated purposes by the Thai and Vietnam FDA. As of now, outside of Thailand and Vietnam, the Mirari Cold Plasma System is not available for purchase or use.
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