Dr Carmen’s serious COVID symptoms:
Dr Carmen explains in her video that a COVID infection is dangerous because it can develop into pneumonia. This can happen suddenly and we want to catch it quickly to give patients the best possible chance of recovery (which is the case for most patients).
The warning signs you need to be on the lookout for are:
- Shortness of breath
- Being unable to drink or hydrate yourself
- Not being able to pee or peeing very little at a time
- Coughing up phlegm (spit) that is very thick and has changed colour (it is now very dark)
- & an uncontrollable fever
If you have tested positive for COVID and you experience these warning signs, phone your doctor immediately. If you need to go to the hospital, call ahead and tell them you are coming and bring your proof of a COVID positive diagnosis.
If you have not tested for COVID and you are experiencing these symptoms, book a test as soon as possible and contact your doctor for further help.