WIith daily increase in number of cases of the coronavirus, you need to know when to see a doctor
Some Signs Of Covid-19
Symptoms of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 include
Fever and fatigue
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Loss of taste or smell
Nausea and diarrhea
Congestion or a runny nose
Other symptoms reported by doctors include:
Pink eye: Redness and swelling of the eyes, with sticky discharge
Purple lesions on hands or feet referred to as “COVID toes”
An odd skin symptom reported as fizzing
Strokes and other neurologic symptoms related to COVID-19
In children, inflammatory conditions called MIS-C, or multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children
Hypoxia or low oxygen levels in the body, even without shortness of breath
Coronavirus symptoms in children
Children are less likely to experience serious symptoms with COVID-19. However, some children have developed an inflammatory condition called MIS-C that should receive immediate attention. Symptoms include:
Red, swollen hands and feet
Gastrointestinal symptoms including diarrhea and abdominal pain
Parents should call a pediatrician or seek help if their child experiences stomach problems and a fever for more than a day.
How long do the symptoms of COVID-19 last?
Many people recover within weeks, but for some people called “long-haulers,” the symptoms can last for months. Doctors suspect the virus may have a long-term impact on patients’ health.
Can you get reinfected with the coronavirus?
Emerging research suggests that protective antibodies may fade after just a few months. Experts say it’s simply too soon to know whether reinfections are happening.
Can you spread coronavirus without having symptoms?
Yes, and this is one of the reasons scientists say it’s important to wear a mask. The World Health Organization estimates about 16 percent of people with the coronavirus never develop symptoms, but may indeed be able to spread the virus. Some estimates suggest around 40 percent of transmission may be due to asymptomatic spread.
When should you see a doctor?
Call your doctor. Don’t go straight to a doctor’s office or emergency room, where you could unnecessarily expose other people.
Seek medical attention if you have fever, fatigue, cough or shortness of breath and are over the age of 60 or have underlying medical problems, Azar stressed. Anyone with shortness of breath, fever above 104 degrees, chest pain, intractable vomiting or diarrhea should seek medical attention.