Do I have COVID-19 or a cold?

Many people are often confused about whether they are suffering from the common cold or COVID-19. Well, it’s hard to say until you do a test. But usually, if there is no fever, you are suffering from either common cold or allergies and not COVID-19. 

Here are some questions and answers to help you check yourselves if you have a covid or not.

When Will Scientists Come Up with a Permanent Vaccine for the Virus?

Scientists are still working day and night to produce a more effective version of the existing COVID-19 virus. However, experts believe there will be a permanent vaccine within a year.

Can COVID-19 be Treated with Medicines?

Yes, doctors worldwide are treating the virus effectively with the right combination of medicines. However, you should immediately contact a doctor when infected with the virus.

How to Treat Coronavirus?

You do not need special medications to treat COVID-19 until there are any severe symptoms. It usually gets cured with the medicines of the common cold and flu. In adverse cases, you might have to get hospitalized.

Are There Antiviral Drugs for Coronavirus?

After a lot of research, the FDA has approved an antiviral drug called remdesivir for adults and children above 12. But, yet again, talking to a doctor is a must before taking an antiviral drug.

How to Treat COVID-19 Symptoms without Getting Hospitalized?

If you want to learn some natural ways of treating coronavirus, here are the ways:

  • Stay in an isolated room and rest as much as you can.
  • Use a triple layer N 95 mask to stop the spreading of the virus.
  • Drink a lot of water and fluids to stay hydrated.
  • Check your oxygen level multiple times a day. In case of a drop in oxygen level, contact a doctor immediately.

When to Get Hospitalized and How Does the Doctor Treat COVI-19 Patients?

You should get hospitalized immediately if there is a major fall in your oxygen level (below 94) or you see severe symptoms. Doctors in the hospital will constantly monitor your lungs, chest, and oxygen level. Then, they will give you medicines and other treatments as needed.

You should not delay visiting a doctor if the symptoms worsen. Need expert dental care advice during the covid pandemic? Dr. Jeanne V. Devi, DDS, and her team of professional dental assistants are here to help you. Call us at (626) 795-2544 or visit our website for more details and scheduling appointments. We are located at 595 E Colorado Blvd Suite 603, Pasadena, CA 91101.


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