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Showing COVID-19 Symptoms? Here's When to Seek Medical Attention.

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.