So you’ve been coughing and you’re beginning to panic because it could be you know what. You are wondering, should I take cough syrups, call a doctor or go to the nearest hospital ASAP?
With the spread of the Coronavirus in Nigeria, and the symptoms that trail the virus, it can be hard to know the next step to take and even harder to stay calm. This is why we have curated a list of things to do if you are coughing and think you have the Coronavirus.
Stay At Home Till You Are Sure
In staying at home, practice self-isolation and sterilize everything around you. Hospitals are already getting stressed and it doesn’t help that patients who probably do not have the virus come running to the hospital. Do not rush to the hospital if you feel a bit under the weather. Rather, self-isolate and monitor the progressive symptoms.
If you have not been potentially exposed to an infected person, stay calm. If you have, still stay calm and monitor the symptoms-fever, headaches, fatigue, and shortness of breath- for 10-14 days in self-isolation. After that, you’d know if you’re to call the hospital or visit it. Then your health care provider can work with NCDC and determine if you need to be evaluated in person or tested.
Call A Doctor Instead of Visiting The Hospital or Pharmacy Without An Appointment
This is because you are still uncertain about having the virus so it’ll give the doctors the ability to keep you from getting infected or infecting other people.
Drink Enough Water and Eat Well
We cannot underestimate the importance of a good diet. A good diet helps to boost your immune system.
If you fall under the category of vulnerable people, you need to be extra cautious. Call your health care provider if you show any symptoms and eat well.
Get Information From The Right Sources
It is important to get information about the Coronavirus in Nigeria from reliable sources such as the NCDC and hotels.ng/guides. This will help you stay calm and not also spread the wrong information.