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What to do if you develop symptoms of Coronavirus 2021

What to do if you develop symptoms of Coronavirus 2021

During the last period, the rates of corona infection have increased in various parts of the world, especially with the emergence of new strains that are able to spread quickly among humans .. What do you do if you develop symptoms of Corona and do the necessary tests and prove your infection with the virus?

What to do if you develop symptoms of Coronavirus 2021

 Here is the answer according to the guidelines of the "CDC" website

Stay home except to get medical care

Stay home: Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care. Do not leave your home except for medical care and do not visit public places.

Take care of yourself: Get a rest and stay hydrated. Take over-the-counter medications, such as acetaminophen, to help you feel better.

Stay in touch with your doctor: Call before you get medical care and be sure to get care if you have difficulty breathing, have any other emergency warning signs, or if you think it is an emergency.

Avoid public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.

Separate yourself from others

Whenever possible, stay in a specific room and away from other people and pets in your home, if possible, you should use a separate bathroom, if you need to be around other people or animals inside or outside the home, wear a mask.

Tell those close to you that they may have been exposed to COVID-19 because an infected person can spread COVID-19 starting 48 hours (or two days) before any symptoms appear so that you help protect everyone.

Watch your symptoms

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, or other symptoms.

Follow care instructions from your health care provider and local health department, and local health authorities provide instructions on screening for symptoms and reporting information.

When to seek emergency medical attention

If someone shows any of these signs, seek emergency medical care right away:

- difficulty breathing

Constant pain or pressure in the chest

- New nuisance

Inability to wake up or stay awake

Blue lips or face

* This list is not all possible symptoms and please contact your medical care provider for any other symptoms that are severe or of concern to you.

Call ahead before visiting your doctor

Call in advance Many medical visits are postponed for routine care, or conducted by phone or telemedicine.

If you have a medical appointment that cannot be postponed, call your doctor's office and tell him that you have or may have COVID-19 and that office will help protect themselves and other patients.

If you are sick, wear a mask over your nose and mouth

You should wear a mask over your nose and mouth if you must be near other people or animals, including pets (even at home).

You do not need to wear a mask if you are alone and if you cannot wear the mask (due to difficulty breathing, for example). Cover your coughs and sneezes in another way. Try to stay away from others by at least 6 feet. This will help protect the people around you.

Masks should not be applied to young children under the age of 2 years, anyone who has difficulty breathing, or anyone who is unable to remove the mask without assistance.

Note: During the COVID-19 pandemic, medical face masks are being reserved for health care workers and some first responders.

Cover your cough and sneeze

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.

Dispose of used tissues in a lined trash bin.

Wash your hands immediately with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, if soap and water are not available, clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.

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Clean your hands often

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. This is especially important after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. going to the bathroom; And before eating or preparing food.

Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry.

Soap and water are the best option, especially if hands are visibly dirty.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Hand washing tips

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Avoid sharing personal household items

Don't share dishes, drinking glasses, mugs, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people in your home.

Wash these items thoroughly after using them with soap and water, or put them in the dishwasher.

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Clean all "high-touch" surfaces every day

Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces in the "sick room" and bathroom; Wear disposable gloves. Allow another person to clean and disinfect surfaces in public places, but you should clean your bedroom and bathroom, if possible.

If a caregiver or someone else needs to clean and disinfect a sick bedroom or bathroom, they should do so on an as needed basis. The other person's caregiver should wear a disposable mask and gloves before cleaning. They should wait as long as possible after the sick person uses the bathroom, before entering to clean and use the bathroom.

High-touch surfaces include phones, remote controls, counters, tablet computers, door handles, bathroom and toilet fixtures, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables.

Clean and sanitize areas that may contain blood, faeces, or body fluids.

Use household cleaners and disinfectants. Clean the area or item with soap and water, or another detergent if it gets dirty, then use a household disinfectant.

Be sure to follow the directions on the label to ensure safe and effective use of the product. Many products recommend keeping the surface wet for several minutes to ensure germs are killed. Many also recommend precautions such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation .While using the product.

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