So you catch a cold or fell off a cycle. You might be in pain and require medical care or medications to appease your pain. But think before leaving for the hospital. Is your conditioning so severe that there is no other option? Can only a doctor or nurse help you out of your predicament? Upon that the ongoing plague coronavirus should compel you to stay at your home. So we are here to help you out with the question of whether you should run to the nearest hospital or not and how to get help at home.
Due to the global pandemic, the government has shut down almost every public everything. Every hospital and organization are doing their best to test the people with the symptoms and treat those who are already infected with it. So only in the worst-case scenario, you should think of going to a hospital.
We have come up with some alternatives and tips to avoid going to the hospital in coronavirus pandemic.
Take a virtual appointment
If it’s inevitable and you have to require the advice or consult a doctor, you can opt for telehealth services which are online appointments. If it’s feasible, your doctor may propose a visit with the help of video call on any device.
There are many apps that have integrated with many doctors specialised in their respective fields. You can search for the specialist you require and get the advice you seek.
Stock up your Medications
It’s more critical than ever to avoid getting sick and to stay fit both physically and mentally and avoid a health condition. If you are on a prescription, make sure you get the medicines at the right time.
Also, check if your medicines can be delivered at your doorstep. Avert any chances of getting out of the house.
Educate yourself to handle medical problems at home.
You can’t prevent the inevitable. If someone at your home gets into a medical emergency you should know how to handle the situation on your own. If the situation can be handled by providing the first aid, you should not rush to the emergency room immediately.
Although serious health emergencies may occur. Some instances that require a visit to ER include:
- Chest pains
- Trouble breathing
- Slurred speech
- Eye injury
- Severe cuts
Get the Doctor to come to your place.
Although it’s somewhat risky, doctors sanitize themselves regularly and their belongings. If your patient needs serious medical attention you can ask for a doctor to visit at your place. Though the chances of this are very low, you can still hope any doctor is available and kind enough to come to your home.
If your city or locality has very few cases then you can think of going to a hospital or a private clinic. Official protocols say that doctors and clinics should prioritize vital and emergency visits now. The objective is to keep the community healthy and preserve required rations.
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