Urgent care and emergency department waiting rooms may become places where the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) infection can be spread, therefore at this time we are recommending that you stay home unless necessary. Gonzaba Medical Group: (210) 921-3800 • COVID-19 hotline: (210) 207-5779.
HERE ARE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE CDC (CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL) REGARDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR SYMPTOMS:
- Stay home.
- Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home as possible.
- Call ahead before visiting your doctor or urgent care. We may be able to provide advice and guidance regarding when and where to go for appropriate evaluation and treatment.
- Wear a face mask if you have one, particularly if you need to share a room, vehicle or doctor’s waiting room.
- Cover your cough and sneezes.
- Do not share household items.
- Clean your hands often, particularly after touching your mouth, nose or coughing/sneezing.
- Clean “high touch” surfaces frequently, particularly if shared with others.
Monitor for the following:
- Monitor for difficulty breathing.
Minor chest discomfort and
sensation of shallow breathing can
occur; call your provider or seek
medical attention if it worsens and
you have trouble breathing. Use
your inhalers every 4-6 hours if you have asthma
- If symptoms persist, particularly
if fever continues more than 2
days, call your physician as he
may be able to arrange testing by
the health department (currently
testing is still limited and needs
authorization by the Health Department).
GONZABA MEDICAL GROUP DOES NOT
PROVIDE COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) TESTING.
You can follow these general recommendations:
- Use acetaminophen (Tylenol™) for fever. Call your provider if persistently over 100.5 F˚ despite medication. Call your provider if you are allergic to acetaminophen.
- Use guaifenesin with or without dextromethorphan (Mucinex™, Mucinex DM™ or Robitussin DM™) for cough and congestion. Use tablets or sugar-free liquid if you are diabetic.
- Use cetirizine (Zyrtec™), loratadine (Claritin™) or fexofenadine (Allegra™) for congestion. Diphenydramine (Benadryl™) can be used but may cause drowsiness.
- Do not take any of the above medications if you are allergic or have severe liver or kidney problems without asking your doctors.
When do I Discontinue Isolation?
- If you have minor symptoms and are
not tested for COVID-19, you can
stop strict isolation two days after
symptoms completely solve, but you
should continue social distancing
and most transmission-prevention
- If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, do not stop home isolation until advised by your provider, even if you are feeling better.