COVID

Covid-19 or Coronavirus Self-Assessment & Primary Care

Covid-19 or Coronavirus Disease:

The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty in breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.

Covid-19 or Coronavirus Self-Assessment & Primary Care

Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or an object that has the virus on it, and then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.

How to Do Self-Assessment to check if you are at risk of Coronavirus:

When someone can do coronavirus self-assessment?

  • If you have recent travel history
  • If you have Fever (Fever > 37.8o)
  • If you have cough
  • If you feel tired
  • If you feel difficulty in breathing

Some of the symptoms facts you must know

  • 50% of patients do not have fever initially
  • Cough is usually dry but sputum is not uncommon
  • The time between catching the virus and beginning to have symptoms of the disease range from 1-14 days and most commonly is around five days.

Below chart will give you better understanding about people having % of symptoms. This chart is created based on Hospitalized Patients in Wuhan, China.

Corona Chart

How One Can Take Primary Care of Him/Her Self If Having Symptoms:

Self-Management with mind symptoms (Home/Self Isolation):

  • Stay at home at least 14 days from when you first find symptoms
  • Do not invite visitors or go out
  • Choose a well ventilated room and keep away from others
  • Use mask
  • Dispose all waste in a clinical waste bag
  • Close door, turn off Air conditioner and open window
  • Clean the room and reused things properly when isolation is over
  • Use mask, gloves and apron while cleaning the room

When to have medical assistance/Emergency:

 

If symptoms worsen during home isolation or there is no improvement after 7 days then should contact for medical assistance/emergency or take coronavirus test from government/ICMR approved labs. Your report will be generated in 24 - 48 hrs.

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