With the coronavirus outbreak affecting more people with each passing day, it’s important that you continue to take steps to protect yourself. Neglecting to do so puts you, your loved ones, and everyone else in your community at risk.
If there is any reason to believe you have coronavirus, it’s important to take the necessary steps in protecting yourself. Here are some things you need to know and the steps to take:
1. The Symptoms are Often Mild
Despite the seriousness of coronavirus, the symptoms are often mild. These typically include:
Fever over 100.5
Generally speaking, the symptoms of coronavirus are similar to that of the common cold or flu. However, in severe cases, symptoms can include chest pain, shortness of breath, and the onset of pneumonia.
2. Seek Medical Attention
If you’re displaying any symptoms of coronavirus, it’s better to be safe than sorry. By seeking immediate medical attention, either in person or virtually, your doctor can provide a clear outline of what to do next. This typically includes a coronavirus test and quarantine until the results are available.
Even though coronavirus is serious, don’t panic. Most cases are mild and you should be able to resolve the symptoms on your own.
3. Don’t Ignore Worsening Symptoms
It doesn’t matter if you’ve tested positive for coronavirus or haven’t been tested yet, if your symptoms worsen you should seek treatment at a local hospital.
Examples include a fever that keeps rising, shortness of breath, or a severe cough.
Avoid Other People and Public Places
One of the primary concerns of coronavirus is community spread. If you ignore your symptoms or assume that you’re not contagious, you’re putting everyone in contact with you at risk.
It’s best to quarantine yourself in one room of your home, avoid the public, and follow good hygiene practices.
Bonus Tip: Dealing with creditors during and after COVID-19
Unfortunately, some of you will not be able to make all of your payments when the first of the month comes around, and, for some of you, it may happen next month or beyond. So, what do you do? In this article, things like your credit card or mortgage payments will be discussed.
Coronavirus is every bit as serious as you’ve heard, so be sure to take the appropriate measures if you think you’re infected.