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How are people who have COVID-19 treated while in isolation?

Currently, many doctors' offices and hospitals have expanded their telemedicine services to provide medical visits over the phone or video conferencing technology.

Your doctor will ask you about your current symptoms and if they are improving or worsening. They may ask you to take your temperature or blood pressure at home if you have the proper equipment so they can monitor your health status remotely.

Your doctor will likely recommend drinking plenty of water to keep hydrated and to take ibuprofen or acetaminophen (Tylenol) for high fevers or pain.

If you have a telemedicine visit with your doctor and they determine it is no longer safe for you to remain at home, they may ask you to go to the emergency department for an evaluation.

Source: CDC

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