I said that I wasn’t going to do a post like this. I really don’t want to write this post. But, both my husband and I have
- sore throats
But I’m pretty darn sure that we don’t have Coronavirus. Every time I cough I jokingly say the word, but I know that it’s the change of season, there’s a lot of pollen in the air, and I have allergies. Each year around this time those allergic reactions turn to a sinus infection and THAT is what I have. That’s a big difference.
- Shortness of Breath
Yes, I said I have a cough, but I don’t have a fever or shortness of breath and I can feel the post-nasal drip that’s creating the coughing, clearing in my chest.
Think about how you feel when you have a cold, allergies or the flu. Is this WORSE than usual, or does it feel like it did LAST year at this time?
What if you think that you really do have the virus?
- Call your doctor
- Expect to be asked a lot of screening questions
- If he/she wants to see you, wear a mask to protect them (we all need them to stay healthy)
- You will most likely be isolated at the doctor’s office
- Prepare to be tested for the FLU first
- If your test comes back NEGATIVE for the flu, they may send you to be tested for Covid-19
We are currently in the midst of Flu and Allergy Season
So, please don’t panic, unless you’ve been in contact with someone with the disease or have recently traveled outside of the country.
If you know that it’s the flu a cold or allergies
And you don’t want to burden the system, but still need some relief. You can use a telemed system (we use Amwell because our Medicare plan covers it.
Take care of yourself
In the meantime, I’m doing everything that I can to stay healthy. I’m doing at home fitness programs, taking my vitamins and supplements, staying hydrated and trying to eat as healthy as I can.