DrSitaraMD
covidandyou

Join me, Dr. Sitara, MD, as we deal with Covid and You, on Virtual Wellness, The #1 Free Online Clinic in the Caribbean.

 

We will discuss how Covid affects lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and asthma, as well as its impact on mental health and other conditions.

 

Be sure to mask up and physical distance when going out. #BeSafe #DrSitaraMD #VirtualWellness

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COVID POSITIVE AT HOME?

EMERGENCY GUIDELINES:

CALL 811 IF THESE HAPPEN TO YOU WHEN YOU ARE AT HOME ​

  • your pulse oximeter readings falls below 93% and stays so in repeat readings

  • you're so breathless that you're unable to say short sentences when resting

  • your breathing has got suddenly worse

  • you cough up blood

  • you feel cold and sweaty, with pale or blotchy skin

  • you have a rash that looks like small bruises or bleeding under the skin and does not fade when you roll a glass over it

  • you collapse or faint

  • you feel agitated, confused or very drowsy

  • you've stopped peeing or are peeing much less than usual

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TIPS:

 

1. Wear your mask around other people.
2. Wash your hands frequently or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
3. Maintain 6 feet apart from others.
4. Stay at home if there is no need to go out for work or groceries.
5. Keep reminding others of the Covid prevention guidelines. 
6. Eat healthy, stay hydrated and exercise at home. 
7. VACCINATE once allowed to do so. 

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Mild Covid can present with cough, fever, tiredness and even sore throat, diarrhoea, loss of smell or taste.  
You should self isolate and advise ALL your contacts to do the same. 
Use paracetamol, drink water, and get rest.
Lie flat on your stomach if you can't breathe properly. 
If you develop shortness of breath, can't breathe properly, or can't speak or move, call for help. 

AMBULANCE: 811

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If you have not been vaccinated,  please WhatsApp or call your nearest clinic to do so.
Vaccinations are safe and can give you immunity against Covid.  

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"The groundwork...

for all happiness is good health."

- Leigh Hunt

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