(Costa Mesa Real Estate Aside): 5 Tips if You Feel Sick

Now for a purely temporary diversion from the Costa Mesa real estate topics you usually find here. As with so many other aspects Costa Mesa life, we are straying a bit off the trodden path due to the pandemic that’s been turning Costa Mesa topsy-turvy. This, too, shall pass—but in the meantime, this practical advice just appeared on Yale University’s Medicine website. It hasn’t been widely referenced elsewhere.

The author interviewed an infectious disease doctor who is treating COVID-19 patients—and asked her to list five things that she wishes everybody would do when they begin to feel sick. Her answer:
1. Track your symptoms. Keep a journal (or take notes on your smartphone) of things
like what day and time your fever spikes, how high it rose, and when other symptoms first appeared.
2. Call your doctor. If you don’t get through to your primary care doctor, don’t panic.
High traffic can make leaving a message for mild symptoms a reasonable procedure. If you are enrolled
in an online system, consider messaging through it.
3. Be prepared for a call-back. This is when your notes will come in handy, so you can
use the doc’s time efficiently. If a covering (or on-call) provider gets back to you, he or she may
not have access to your health records, so make sure you mention other medications you are currently
taking.
4. Pay attention. Heed what your body is telling you. If symptoms are getting worse
(especially if you have trouble breathing), you may need to go to the hospital for evaluation. [In
the article, the interviewed doctor warns against becoming ‘Doctor Google’— the web has too much
misinformation to be able to trust home remedies you might find there].
5. Take extra care of yourself. Save as much energy as possible (“it’s a perfect time
for your children to learn how to be a little independent.”). This is when you can and should
prioritize your own health: sleep more, eat healthy food, and, of course, wash your hands!

None of these is surprising, but knowing a doctor’s wish list for new patients should bring clarity and organization to what might otherwise be an unnecessarily frightening situation. If it’s true that 9 out of 10 of this season’s “flu-like” symptoms turn out to be caused by something other than COVID-19, it’s all the more reason why a clear, organized response should deter much counterproductive anxiety.

As we are all getting used to saying, “stay healthy!”

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