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When should I call a doctor about COVID-19 symptoms?

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Call a doctor or hospital right away if you have these possible symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Problems breathing
  • Constant pain or pressure in your chest
  • Bluish lips or face
  • Sudden confusion

These symptoms mean you need medical treatment. Call your doctor or hospital before you go in for care. This will help them prepare to treat you and protect medical staff and other patients.

From: COVID-19 Symptoms WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

World Health Organization: “Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19),” “Report of the WHO-China Joint Mission on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).”

CDC: “Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and you,” “Symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019,” “Symptoms.”

University of Alabama at Birmingham: “Sorting out symptoms of COVID-19, influenza, colds and allergies.”

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on March 18, 2020

SOURCES:

World Health Organization: “Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19),” “Report of the WHO-China Joint Mission on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).”

CDC: “Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and you,” “Symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019,” “Symptoms.”

University of Alabama at Birmingham: “Sorting out symptoms of COVID-19, influenza, colds and allergies.”

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on March 18, 2020

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