Has your elderly loved one been asking you questions about the coronavirus? If so, it is important that you have accurate information, so that you can give them the answers they are looking for. With the information here, you can feel confident when answering your elderly loved one’s questions.
What are the signs of the coronavirus?
The most common signs that are recognized with the coronavirus include the following:
- Muscle aches
- Shortness of breath
- Losing smell and/or taste
- Possible pink eye
If your elderly loved one has any of these signs, you should have them call their doctor to see what the doctor recommends. The doctor may recommend they get tested for the coronavirus or they may tell your elderly loved one to self-quarantine.
When will symptoms occur after having exposure to the coronavirus?
Many people are wondering about this and the answer will range from person to person. However, a recent study shows that for most people, they will start experiencing symptoms in about 5 days after exposure. This could be more or less. This is why the CDC is telling people who think they might have been exposed to quarantine themselves at home for 2 weeks.
Can someone get the coronavirus and not have a fever?
Someone could have the coronavirus and only have a cough without the fever. In the first couple of days of having a cough, your elderly loved one may not have a fever. However, this doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be cautious about the cough itself.
Do symptoms of the coronavirus go away and come back?
Yes, this is possible, especially while recovering from the coronavirus. If your elderly loved one has this virus, they may start feeling a little better and then have things get worse again. The recovery process is different from person to person.
Will Ibuprofen actually make the coronavirus worse?
Your elderly loved one may want to know if they can take Ibuprofen during this coronavirus pandemic. According to recent information from the World Health Organization, there is no connected danger between taking Ibuprofen and worsened health symptoms of the coronavirus.
These are some of the questions that your elderly loved one may have for you in regard to the coronavirus. Now that you have the proper information, you can feel more confident talking to your loved one about this virus. If you suspect your elderly loved one needs to get tested and their doctor says they should be tested, you can have their elder care provider take them in, if needed.
If you, or an aging loved-one, are considering hiring Elderly Care in San Marcos, CA, or the Surrounding San Diego Area, please contact the caring staff at GoldenCare today. Call us at 760-828-5201.