If you’re coughing or have a fever, or think you may have been exposed to coronavirus, it’s hard to know exactly what to do.
For one, doctors are tightening up their schedules… and some are even closing their doors.
What’s more, you may be hesitant to walk into an emergency room or urgent care center for fear of exposing yourself on the chance you DON’T have it.
On the flip side, should you be infected, you don’t want to go outside exposing others – especially healthcare workers.
That’s why I wanted to share with you a new report today.
It finds that if you are experiencing THESE warning signs, it’s absolutely time to seek medical attention...
Here’s when it’s time to seek medical attention
As I’ve mentioned before in Health e-Tips, some COVID-19 patients may experience no symptoms… while others have severe symptoms.
So, there’s been a lot of uncertainty as to WHEN you should seek medical attention.
If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, or have a fever, cough, runny nose, or sore throat, you should stay home and call your doc.
Around 80 percent of those infected will experience mild symptoms – and they can recover from the virus by just staying home and protecting healthcare workers.
However, according to a recent report, if you experience any of the follow – you should seek medical attention IMMEDIATELY:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
Call 911 if you experience ANY of these emergency warning signs, and notify the operator that you might have COVID-19.
And of course, don’t be afraid to call your doc for a check-in if you’re experiencing any concerning symptoms; there’s no harm in being cautious, and lots to gain when it comes to your peace of mind!