If I get sick, what do I do? – The Village Doctor

If I get sick, what do I do?

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At this point in time, it is prudent from a public health perspective to assume that anyone with a cough, cold OR fever symptoms has COVID-19. Manage your symptoms just as you would for a cold or flu virus with warm salt water gargle, ibuprofen, perhaps a decongestant and maybe some sinus rinses, zinc and echinacea. But most importantly, STAY HOME. Self-quarantine as you normally would (or should). Don’t go to work. If you have possible exposures to COVID or if your symptoms are pretty severe (certainly any shortness of breath or difficulty breathing), call your doctor and of course, call them for worsening or unusual symptoms. Your doctor can discuss options for testing and requirements for self-quarantine or there is more information available here. (June 24, 2020)