Dr. Ghayth Hammad: What to Do after Covid-19 Exposure
With the number of positive COVID cases rising, the chances of you being exposed to the virus will increase. Many people have questions regarding what to do if they come in contact with a person positive for COVID-19. Here are some basic tips that can help guide our community while enduring these times:
Monitor yourself for fever by taking your temperature twice a day.
Be alert for cough or difficulty breathing.
If you have not had symptoms and you develop a fever above 100.5, cough, or difficulty breathing, immediately limit contact with others and then call your doctor to determine whether you need a medical evaluation.
Seek prompt medical attention if your illness worsens, for example, if you have difficulty breathing.
Before going to a doctor's office or hospital, call your doctor and tell them that you have or are being evaluated for COVID-19.
If you are asymptomatic despite a known exposure, stay home. Testing may not be necessary as you do not qualify for the COVID-19 screening due to not meeting the standard criteria for testing.
Remaining quarantined for 14 days will decrease the opportunities that the virus would be transmitted to others, as we are still learning if the virus can spread in asymptomatic people.
We are living through history. COVID-19 has changed so much of how we function in our everyday lives. If we can help you in any way, call 270-526-9652 or go to our website www.ghaythhammadmd.com.