You can’t turn on your TV or get on the internet without seeing a story on COVID-19 right now. With the topic receiving so much news coverage, it can be overwhelming to filter through the information.
That’s why we’ve broken down the important information given by the CDC, on what to do if you think you have COVID-19. As well as how to go about getting medical care unrelated to the coronavirus.
Need Medical Attention During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Lacerations, broken bones, and other illnesses don’t stop for a pandemic, and neither do we. Our highly trained staff is here to give you the care you need. If you’re looking to avoid crowds and be treated in a calm environment with no wait time, look no further than Wylie ER.
Don’t risk being exposed to COVID-19 at major hospitals if you don’t have to. Protect yourself by receiving top-notch medical care without coming in contact with the virus. Utilize our freestanding Emergency Room, open 24/7, 365 days a year, including holidays.
We’re a full-service emergency room, offering pediatric care, clinical services, imaging and laboratory services—including blood and swab testing capabilities. No matter what is going on in the world, Wylie ER has you covered!
What to do if You Feel Sick
It’s necessary to keep in mind that seasonal allergies and the flu can also play a factor in your health. Not all sicknesses right now are coronavirus-related, so be sure to pay close attention to the specific symptoms of COVID-19, mentioned below.
After calling your doctor, the CDC suggests:
Staying home and recovering on your own if you’re experiencing these symptoms:
- Shortness of breath
Seeking medical attention ASAP if you’re experiencing these warning signs:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- Confusion or inability to arouse
- Blueish lips or face
- Any severe or concerning symptoms
To recap, if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, but are not showing any emergency warning signs, remain at home and call your primary healthcare provider. If you are showing emergency warning signs, call your doctor and seek medical help right away.
Three rules to follow if you are sick:
- Stay at home: If you must leave your house, it should only be for medical care. Other than that, stay at home and avoid public areas at all costs.
- Stay in touch with your doctor: Communicate with your doctor regularly about the increase or decrease of your symptom’s severity, and if anything is helping or worsening your condition. If they think you need in-person medical attention, they can coordinate a plan of action with you over the phone.
- Stay away from others: While at home, it’s important to self-isolate away from roommates, significant others, family members, and pets. If possible, designate a room and bathroom as the “sick space” and avoiding leaving or letting others come in.
To learn more, click here for ten ways to manage your respiratory symptoms at home.
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