If You Have COVID-19 Symptoms, This Is How You Can Take Care of Yourself at Home

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Washing your hands, practicing social distancing, avoiding touching your face, and covering your mouth and nose when you cough and sneeze have all been recommended by medical experts to help stop and prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Medical experts have also advised refraining from seeking in-person medical attention from primary care physicians and medical professionals at emergency rooms and hospitals to prevent the spread of the virus and to protect staff and patients. If you believe that you are exhibiting symptoms of the coronavirus, or it’s been confirmed that you do have the virus, you may be wondering how to best care for yourself at home. We spoke to an infectious disease doctor who explains how best to treat COVID-19 on your own.

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