When to see a doctor

 

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    1. When should I see a doctor?
      1. Not always necessary to go to the doctor but some groups should
      2. People in the high risk groups should see a doctor immediately
        1. People with a chronic medical illness,
        2. Parents with children younger than 5
        3. Pregnant women
        4. Children under 19 on aspirin
        5. Senior citizens
        6. Nursing home residents
        7. People whose immune systems are not working well because of illness or medications
      3. Someone who is otherwise healthy and experiences:
        1. Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
        2. Pain or pressure in the chest
        3. Stomach pain
        4. Sudden dizziness
        5. Confusion
        6. Severe or continuous vomiting
        7. An improvement in flu symptoms but they return with increased fever and worse cough
    2. What should I do if I feel sick?
      1. Ibuprofen/acetaminophen for fever
      2. Drink plenty of fluids
      3. Make sure to wash your hands regularly
      4. Humidifier, saline nose spray, lozenges.
      5. No smoking!