SECOND ADVENT MEDICAL CENTER
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ATTENTION
 
Starting Monday, 3/16/2020, the office is open to WELL patients like follow ups on hypertension diabetes, depression, insomnia etc.
 
If you have the following symptoms, OR if you have been in contact with anyone from known COVID-19 CORONA case areas, such as Washington State, California, New York, Dallas Fort Worth etc, please DO NOT come inside the office.
 
COUGH
RUNNY NOSE
SORE THROAT
SHORTNESS OF BREATH
FEVER
BODY ACHES
JOINT PAINS
BACK PAIN
LOSS OF APPETITE
VOMITING, DIARRHEA
You have two options:
Option 1: Go to nearest minor care, ER, or Hospital if you think you have severe symptoms.
Option 2:
GO HOME AND ISOLATE YOURSELF (SELF-ISOLATION).
Use the following Over the counter remedies:
ALLEGRA OR ZYRTEC OR CLARITIN FOR RUNNY NOSE, SNEEZING
FLONASE OR RHINOCORT FOR RUNNY NOSE, SNEEZING
AFRIN SPRAY FOR NOSE CONGESTION, STOPPED UP.
ROBITUSSIN DM HONEY LEMON FOR COUGH.
 
THE FOLLOWING IS FROM UP-TO-DATE:
 
There are things you can do to reduce your chances of getting COVID-19. These steps are a good idea for everyone, but especially for people age 65 years or older or who have other health problems:
 
●Wash your hands with soap and water often. This is especially important after being in public and touching other people or surfaces. Make sure to rub your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds, cleaning your wrists, fingernails, and in between your fingers. Then rinse your hands and dry them with a paper towel you can throw away.
If you are not near a sink, you can use a hand gel to clean your hands. The gels with at least 60 percent alcohol work the best. But it is better to wash with soap and water if you can.
●Avoid touching your face with your hands, especially your mouth, nose, or eyes.
●Try to stay away from people who have any symptoms of the infection.
●Avoid crowds if possible. If you live in an area where there have been cases of COVID-19, try to stay home as much as you can.
●Some experts recommend avoiding travel to certain countries where there are a lot of cases of COVID-19.
Experts do not recommend wearing a face mask if you are not sick, unless you are caring for someone who has (or might have) COVID-19.
 
If someone in your home has COVID-19, there are additional things you can do to protect yourself:
 
●Keep the sick person away from others – The sick person should stay in a separate room and use a separate bathroom if possible.
●Use face masks – The sick person should wear a face mask when they are in the same room as other people. If you are caring for the sick person, you can also protect yourself by wearing a face mask when you are in the room. This is especially important if the sick person cannot wear a mask.
●Be extra careful around body fluids – If you will be in contact with the sick person's blood, mucus, or other body fluids, wear a disposable face mask, gown, and gloves. If any body fluids touch your skin, wash your hands with soap right away.
●Clean often – It's especially important to clean things that are touched a lot. This includes counters, bedside tables, doorknobs, computers, phones, and bathroom surfaces. Some cleaning products work well to kill bacteria, but not viruses, so it's important to check labels. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a list of products here: www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2020-03/documents/sars-cov-2-list_03-03-2020.pdf.
●Wash hands – Wash your hands with soap and water often (see above).
There is not yet a vaccine to prevent COVID-19.
 
 
If you get progressively worse, then you HAVE to go to an emergency center.
 
REMEMBER, AT PRESENT THERE ARE NO MEDICATIONS THAT CAN CURE CORONA VIRUS.
 
AS MUCH AS WE WANT TO TAKE CARE OF YOU, AS AN AMBULATORY FAMILY MEDICINE CLINIC, WE DO NOT HAVE THE RESOURCES TO TREAT SERIOUS INFECTIONS. THESE INFECTIONS HAVE TO BE TREATED BY SPECIALIZED EMERGENCY HOSPITALS EQUIPPED WITH TEST KITS ETC.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this difficult time and will continue to keep you updated as the situation evolves.
 

 

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