What do I have to do if I have the coronavirus (or I think I have it)?

First of all, if you suspect that you have been infected with coronavirus (because you have been around someone infected), wait quietly quarantined (Remember that 80% of people heal without problems and that there is no specific treatment for Covid 19) and stay in a room in your house for 15 days and masks to see if symptoms appear.

What should I do if my fever rises in quarantine and I start coughing?

Marián García (known as apothecary garcia) and the dra Ines Lipperheide, ICU doctor at the Puerta del Hierro Hospital in Madrid, have shared the manual for the use of this disease via Twitter. The first step is to treat it as you would treat any other flu: drink acetaminophen, plenty of fluids and rest. And, above all, do not leave the house (and even less without a mask) or call the emergency department (or appear there) so as not to collapse the service if your symptoms are mild or are controlled with rest and paracetamol.

When should you call 911?

When the cough and the fever they get worse and the picture worsens with more symptoms like difficulty breathing, diarrhea or vomiting and considerable discomfort (you know, the "bone pain" that does not let you rest even if you are lying in bed all day). In this case, a call is made to the emergency services authorized by each autonomous community to manage the Covid 19. For your peace of mind we clarify that this virus does not leave you breathless from one minute to the next, fatigue is progressive, you do not leave to drown to wait for the answer. Anyway, before a worsening of symptoms And if you can't get in touch with the doctors, you can go to the emergency room with the masks on.

Will I be tested for the coronavirus in the hospital?

Not necessarily, but in light of your symptoms, doctors will decide what tests to do. Among them may be an x-ray to check how your lungs are and a blood test. When they have all the results, they may send you home to check you up by phone if they consider that you are living the normal evolution of the flu process and explaining the isolation measures that you must follow. If things get complicated, they'll leave you for observation in the hospital.

Video:Hygiene measures for the patient's home due to coronavirus

How do I perform coronavirus isolation at home?

Ideally, have a bathroom and a room just for you that it can be ventilated and that you can close. Your dishes, cutlery and glasses should be washed separately. Your clothes should be deposited in a bucket with a lid from which they are lifted by pressing with the foot and washed separately at high temperature. To communicate with others, you better use the phone. And both you and those who take care of you must wash your hands often with soap and water.

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