So, What are the Symptoms?
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
According to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, If you have a fever, cough or any of the symptoms mentioned above, you might have COVID-19. Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider.
What to do:
- Keep track of your symptoms.
- If you have an emergency symptom (including trouble breathing, chest pain or pressure, inability to stay awake, bluish lips, or face) get emergency medical care immediately.
Prepare for possible illness:
- Separate yourself from other people: As much as possible, stay in a specific room and away from other people and pets in your home. If possible, you should use a separate bathroom. Have separate utensils and wash your clothes and sheets separately.
- You should wear a mask: Over your nose and mouth if you must be around other people or animals, including pets (even at home). You don’t need to wear the mask if you are alone. If you can’t put on a mask (because of trouble breathing, for example), cover your coughs and sneezes in some other way. Try to stay at least 6 feet away from other people. This will help protect the people around you. Masks should not be placed on young children under age 2 years, anyone who has trouble breathing, or anyone who is not able to remove the mask without help.
- Wash, wash, wash your hands, or/and use hand sanitizer: Ensure that it contains at least 60 percent alcohol, ensure coverage on all parts of the hands and rub hands together for 20-30 seconds until hands feel dry.
- Don’t touch your face, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Don’t cough or sneeze into your hands.
- Dispose of used tissue immediately.
- Consider members of the household who may have an increased risk for illness such as older adults and those of any age who have severe underlying health conditions
- Stay home, except to get medical care: Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care. Do not leave your home, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.
- Take care of yourself: Get rest and stay hydrated. Take over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, to help you feel better.
- Stay in touch with your doctor: Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you have trouble breathing, or have any other emergency warning signs, or if you think it is an emergency.
- Avoid public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis
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