are those that will eventually resolve without any medical
supervision (such as colds and teething). Chronic illnesses are more
serious illnesses that require medical supervision (like
Tuberculosis or Cancer).
little more detail:
An Acute illness
typically will "run its course" regardless of whether or not there
is drug intervention. Coughs, colds, teething, PMS, sleeplessness
are all examples of such illnesses. Usually, medicines for acute
illnesses are regulated as OTC (over-the-counter) drugs.
illness is one that requires medical supervision and is often a
disease that has formed over a long period of time. Examples of
chronic illnesses are Cancer, AIDS, Kidney Disease and Diabetes.
Usually, medicines for chronic illnesses are regulated as
often used for treatment of both acute and chronic illnesses. As
with any disease, if a chronic illness is being treated using
homeopathy, medical diagnosis and monitoring is still required.