DoctorsCare wants you to stay informed about isolation and monitoring symptoms.
As we learn more about the coronavirus and with businesses gradually reopening, the threat of someone in your household becoming infected with the COVID-19 is still very likely. Here are some steps you can take to avoid spreading the virus to others and how you can care for yourself and your family.
Symptoms of COVID-19:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- Confusion or lack of energy
- Bluish lips or face
- Temperature of over 102 degrees
Other symptoms can include:
- Coughing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and loss of taste or smell.
If you or someone in your family or household is showing any of these symptoms, contact your primary care physician.
- Note – many hospitals do not want you to come to the emergency room for a COVID-19 test. Tests are limited and hospitals must follow protocols to limit exposure of sick people to the rest of the hospital patients.
- In Montgomery County, tests are available to all from the Health Department.
- If a person you live with has contracted the coronavirus, it’s possible that you have already been exposed. This means you need to quarantine yourself for two weeks to prevent spreading the virus to others. The time between catching the virus and seeing symptoms is between one and 14 days.
- Avoid going out – Have food or groceries delivered to your door.
- The CDC says once everyone is symptom-free for at least 72 hours and tests negative for coronavirus, you can leave the house for necessities. And even then, you are encouraged to wear a face covering.
- Clean and disinfect high traffic surfaces. These include:
- Remote controls
- Bathroom surfaces
- Kitchen counters and appliances
- Your phone
The American Red Cross says to avoid sharing household items, such as glasses, utensils, towels, and bedding. If an ill person uses any of these items, they should be washed thoroughly.
DoctorsCare wants you to stay healthy during this uncertain time. Please practice social distancing and wash your hands often.
DoctorsCare is also now offering Telehealth. Book a video visit and get access to DoctorsCare from the safety of your home. Learn more about Telehealth here.
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