Showing COVID-19 Symptoms? Here's When to Seek Medical Attention.
As you are watching the COVID-19 crisis develop, it can feel pretty frightening.
If you begin to develop the symptoms it really hits close to home. But
how do you know which symptoms warrant medical attention?
If you wake up with a fever or a tickle in your throat, stay calm. There
are many harmless illnesses that could result in same symptoms. It may
be tempting to rush to your nearest hospital emergency room, but no matter
what illness it is, you should always monitor your symptoms and seek the
advice of your primary healthcare provider
first. This is even more important now when hospital resources are needed for
those who are truly in need of care.
If your symptoms worsen to a certain point, it’s a different story.
The CDC currently recommends that you should seek medical attention immediately
if you develop these emergency warning signs* for COVID-19:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for
any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.