When should I worry that I might have Covid-19?
Symptoms include cough, fever, shortness of breath, diarrhea, muscle aches, or changes in your sense of taste or smell. Another risk factor is recent exposure to somebody diagnosed with Covid-19.
What should I do if I think it’s likely I have Covid-19?
It depends on how severe your symptoms are. If you feel very ill, you should go the emergency room where you can receive supportive care like IV fluids and oxygen. But if your symptoms are mild, you should stay at home and monitor your them. That way you can avoid spreading it other people while your immune system fights off the infection.
But what if I have respiratory infection symptoms such as a cough, shortness of breath, or fever, but haven’t recently travelled out of the country or been exposed to somebody with Covid-19? What should I do then?
There could be a variety of other causes for your symptoms such as flu, the common cold, bacterial pneumonia, or allergies. If your symptoms are very mild, you should stay home to see if they’ll resolve on their own. On the other hand, if you feel very sick—for instance if you have great difficulty breathing–you should go to the emergency room. If you are somewhere in between and unsure what to do, call Capital Medical Clinic, and we’ll guide you on the best course of action.