What If You Have Symptoms?
What should you do if you start experiencing some of these symptoms? That can be a really scary feeling, but please remain calm and consider the following…
If You’re Unsure
Start by considering your telemedicine options. At Integrative Health, this is an active part of our approach, and it has been so great for all of our patients.
Currently, we are exclusively using telemedicine from now until the end of March. Our doctors are available, and they can help out with some of your symptoms.
If Your Symptoms are Mild
When your symptoms are on the milder side, home care can be a great start.
That’s going to be more in line with your typical cold and flu-like symptoms, including:
- Body Aches
- Runny Nose
In terms of home care, first you should always have a mask if you are sharing a room or car with anyone. Next, you should be getting lots of rest and lots of fluids.
Also, give yourself some time to walk around. Even five minutes of exercise can help keep your fluids moving and benefit you. The last thing you’ll want to be is stationary for days on end.
If Your Symptoms are Severe
If you really feel as though your symptoms are getting worse, this is the only time that you should seriously consider going to the hospital.
That said, please call ahead to confirm availability. Our healthcare system is currently overwhelmed with so many people, so you should always call before you go.
This is especially important if you are within what we might consider an at-risk population, this would include those:
- Over the age of 60
- With chronic disease
In this case, chronic disease consists of those who be/have/had:
- Heart Disease
All of these things can escalate the significance of COVID-19 symptoms. On top of that, though, we also have to consider some red flag symptoms.
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath