COVID-19 Testing Near Me
COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Older adults, as well as patients who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
What should I do if I get sick or someone in my household gets sick?
Receiving a positive test for COVID-19 can lead to anxiety, stress, and even panic for some patients. However the good news is, most people who receive a positive COVID-19 test will be able to make a full recovery from home. Listed below are some simple directions for those who are recovering from COVID-19 at home or are taking care of someone in their household who has received a positive COVID-19 result:
-Stay home if you are sick, unless you have been advised to leave for medical care
-Try to assign a separate bedroom and bathroom for any sick household members if possible. If this is not possible, use disinfectant spray on all surfaces as frequently.
– Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, especially after touching your face, blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
-If you do not have access to antibacterial soap, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
-Provide all sick household members with clean, disposable face masks to wear at home, to help prevent further spread of COVID-19.
-Clean the sick room and bathroom, as needed, to avoid unnecessary contact with the sick person.
When to Seek Emergency Medical Attention
While most patients will be able to recover from COVID-19 without needing medical intervention, this will not be the case for everyone. Listed below are emergency warning signs to be aware of for COVID-19.
-Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
-Confusion when talking
-Inability to remain conscious
-Bluish tint to lips or face
If your or someone in your household is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately by calling 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility to notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.
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