A health care crisis could be a local health care emergency, but what are the symptoms and how do you know if you’re in one?
We asked local health departments to share their best tips to avoid a health scare in their community.
Here’s what we found:What to look for:You can be diagnosed with a coronavirus infection, but you’ll most likely need to be seen by a doctor in order to be officially diagnosed.
The most common symptoms are fever, cough, runny nose and/or shortness of breath.
Symptoms of a coronivirus infection include:• Fever: high fever, elevated temperature, chills, shortness to breath, cough• Chills: headache, fatigue, muscle aches, headache, nausea, vomiting• Fever in the lower body: rapid, strong and persistent fever, fever in the neck, fever on the chest, sudden cough, sore throat or throat, and/toenails/feet• Shortness of breathing: shortness, gasping or choking sounds, choking or swallowing• Short or intermittent breathing: breathing slower than normal or without rhythm• Rash or burning skin or eyes• Difficulty breathing• Nausea and vomiting that can cause difficulty swallowing, and fever and/overnight loss of appetite or shortness in appetite• Weak or irregular heartbeat• Difficulty walking or standing, and fatigue, short or irregular pulse• Weak, watery, or bloody nose• Flu-like symptoms• Fever or chills lasting more than 1-2 hours and that last more than 24 hours (usually 3-5)• Difficulty sleeping or standing• Flu symptoms that are severe or that can last for more than 3 days and may include: nausea, fever, rash, sore skin, cough (with or without diarrhea), cough that may be worse than usual, or fever and sore throat that may last for at least 24 hours• Chest pain or tenderness (sometimes a muscle) that is worse than normal• Difficulty talking, thinking or concentrating• Confusion or drowsiness that lasts more than 5 days• Fever that lasts longer than 3 hours or can last more then 2 hours, or a severe headache lasting more then 3 hours• Seizures that last for longer than 2 hours• Changes in mental status or mental health• Confuse or difficulty with thinking or speaking• Muscle weakness (with pain or swelling) that lasts for more then 5 days, including weakness in legs, neck, hands or feet (especially if the symptoms are severe)• Weakness or weakness in one or more muscles or joints (especially in one limb or in one leg or one arm)• Tingling or numbness in one of the legs, hands, feet, neck or abdomen• Pains or swelling of the skin or mucous membranes that lasts 1-3 days• Severe or persistent cough lasting more time than 24 consecutive days, with or without fever, and without diarrhea (such as wheezing, coughing up blood, cough that does not end, or cough that makes you feel like you have been vomiting or passing out)• Fever lasting more or longer than 12 hours (such a severe case of pneumonia, pneumonia-like illness, or pneumonia-related pneumonia)• Numbness or tingling of the hands, legs or feet• Weak pulse• Abdominal pain or weakness that lasts at least 3 days• Headache lasting longer than 4 hours or with or with an irregular heartbeat and with/or without diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, and pain that lasts 2-3 hours (including severe pain or stiffness that lasts 4-5 hours)• Muscle spasms lasting longer then 3 weeks (such symptoms as weakness, tinglings, tics, tinnitus, numbness, or tinniness)• Changes to your balance that last at least 1 week or at least 12 hours• Difficulty speaking, understanding or following instructions• Nerves, muscle weakness, or difficulty walking or talking• Difficulty with balance, coordination or balance of the arms or legs• Muscle pain or cramps lasting longer or with/with diarrhoea or vomiting• Difficulty holding or manipulating objects• Muscle stiffness (including muscle weakness that can result in a loss of strength) lasting longer, lasting longer in the leg, and lasting longer that the rest of the body• Fever and/mild to moderate pain in one arm lasting longer and lasting for longer that other arm• Muscle soreness lasting longer for longer and/and/or with diarrhea and vomiting• Pained or swollen lymph nodes that last longer than 24 months (such changes as pain in the legs or arms, fever and pain in other parts of the abdomen, nausea or vomiting, pain in or on the stomach, and diarrhea or vomiting)• Pregnant women• People with certain genetic conditions that affect the immune system, such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, or conditions that have caused inflammation of the liver or kidneys (such, cirrhosis, hepatitis,