What Can Telemedicine Be Used For?
Telemedicine can be used to treat a wide variety of common conditions. Commonly treated conditions include allergies, sinus infection, sore throat, bronchitis, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, pinkeye, cold, flu, headache, UTI, erectile dysfunction, rashes, sprains and family planning.
Telemedicine And Erectile Dysfunction
Because an actual physical examination is not necessary to treat erectile dysfunction, this is an ideal condition to be treated using a video consultation with a physician. The sensitive nature sometimes associated with this condition makes it even more attractive to be treated via telemedicine. Many times a prescription to treat erectile dysfunction can be issued, as long as there aren’t issues with medical history or contradicting medications.
Telemedicine And Birth Control
There has been a recent shift taking place in how women obtain their birth control with a number of websites and apps launching that make it easier for women to have access to birth control, and sometimes even cheaper. Even though The Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) specifies that birth control is free to all insured women, this is not always true as many health plans have exemptions.
It’s also hard for some women to get away from work or from their family in order to see a doctor for a prescription, or to the pharmacy for a refill. Public health experts hope it will encourage more women to start – or restart – using contraception to help reduce unwanted pregnancies and abortions.
Telemedicine And Acne
Baring your acne to a dermatologist in person can be an embarrassing and painful experience, keeping some people from getting the care they need. There really isn’t much difference in being treated by a dermatologist in the doctor’s office and one through a video consultation. Now patients can seek treatment for problem acne in the privacy of their own home.