We wanted to be in touch and share some information regarding the Corona Virus situation. This is a difficult time for our community and the world, we want to assure you that we are here for you, and that we are taking steps to continue to be able to provide excellent, safe medical care for you.
THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF
Please click on the link below to read the CDC information on how to protect yourself.
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ALL PATIENTS WITH RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS
If you have respiratory systems, such as cough, fever or cold symptoms please call the office. For patients who do not require office or hospital evaluation we are working carefully and closely over the phone to manage symptoms at home.
What do to in taking care of yourself at home when you have a respiratory infection.
1) Take your temperature twice a day and write it down.
2) Rest: Resting helps your body focus its energy toward healing, lay down under a blanket.
3) Drink warm or hot liquids: warm liquids help relieve nasal congestion, prevent dehydration, soothe your nose and throat, and keep secretions thin and moving.
4) Blow your nose the right way: blowing very hard can cause an earache. Using a tissue, press one nostril closed and blow gently to clear the other, than repeat on the other side. Throw your tissue into a bag to dispose of it and wash your hands.
5) Eat regularly: it's okay to eat lightly but eat regularly. Have easy to digest foods like soup, toast, rice, cereal, fresh fruit and vegetables.
6) Take Tylenol for fever and aches: You can take Extra Strength Tylenol (500mg) 2 tablets three times a day, or regular Tylenol (325mg) 2 tablets three times a day. Keep your total daily dose under 3000mg.
If your doctor has prescribed medications please follow the instructions they gave you and the instructions on the bottle.
Please call with any questions.
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR DETAILED ADVICE FROM THE CDC THAT EXPLAINS HOW TO CARE FOR YOURSELF OR A FAMILY MEMBER WITH THE CORONAVIRUS.
WHAT IF I HAVE TO SELF QUARANTINE?
If I have been asked to self quarantine how do I do this?
People who have been exposed to the new coronavirus and who are at risk for coming down with COVID-19 might practice self-quarantine. Health experts recommend that self-quarantine lasts 14 days. Two weeks provides enough time for them to know whether or not they will become ill and be contagious to other people.
You might be asked to practice self-quarantine if you have recently returned from traveling to a part of the country or the world where COVID-19 is spreading rapidly, or if you have knowingly been exposed to an infected person.
Using standard hygiene and washing hands frequently
Not sharing things like towels and utensils
Staying at home
Stay in your room, do not share your bed.
Not having visitors
Staying at least 6 feet away from other people in your household
If possible, do not share your bathroom.
Once your quarantine period has ended, if you do not have symptoms, follow your doctor’s instructions on how to return to your normal routine.
PROPER HAND WASHING TECHNIQUES
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