Signs & Symptoms
For most healthy people, mild cases will have symptoms much like the common cold. The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
- Shortness of breath
We all know how to take care of mild cases – stay home, drink lots of fluids and curl up in bed for a few days. Things will generally get better with time and rest. If symptoms are worsening, you should contact your healthcare provider; otherwise, stay home until symptoms are fully cleared.
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
(Information is courtesy of the CDC.)
When to see a doctor
Contact your doctor right away if you have COVID-19 symptoms and you’ve possibly been exposed to the virus. Tell your doctor if you’ve recently traveled internationally. Call your doctor ahead to tell him or her about your symptoms and recent travels and possible exposure before you go to your appointment.
For information regarding COVID-19, please refer to the following web resources: