When to Seek Medical Attention for Possible Exposure to 2019 Novel Coronavirus
To worsen matters, the lists which are included in this article are not all inclusive; so please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms which are severe or concerning to you.
Symptoms may appear between two days and 14 days after exposure to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus — but seek medical attention immediately if you have any of these emergency warning signs:
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
New confusion or inability to arouse
Bluish lips or face
Inability to wake or stay awake — New for July of 2020
For any medical emergency, call 911; and if you believe you may have contracted the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, notify the operator that you have it — or think you might have it. If possible, cover your face with a cloth covering prior to the arrival of medical help.
Remember that you can prevent — or, at least, reduce the risk of — contracting infectious microbes such as the 2019 Novel Coronavirus by properly washing your hands regularly, not touching any part of your face or head with hands or fingers which may be contaminated, and maintaining a safe distance of at least six feet from other people. Wearing a mask or cloth covering for your face is also recommended.
I am concerned that as more symptoms become associated with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, it may be more difficult to definitively diagnose — or perhaps mistakenly list a different illness as a 2019 Novel Coronavirus case…
…meaning we are likely in for a lot of fun when influenza season returns later this year.
This article is the latest in a series pertaining to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus — which is also known as COVID-19 or 2019-nCoV or SARS-CoV-2 or HCoV-19 or severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 — pandemic in an effort to get the facts out with information derived from reliable sources…
…as well as attempt to maintain a reasoned and sensible ongoing discussion towards how to resolve this pandemic.
Other articles at The Gate which pertain to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus include: