An ambulance must be requested to have difficulty breathing and severe pain with COVID
If, with COVID-19, the high temperature persists for a long time and does not deviate, the head, stomach, legs are very sore, there is shortness of breath, cyanosis and weakness, it is necessary to hospitalize urgently. This will help prevent possible death. In an interview with URA.RU, the general director of the contract research company “KEG”, immunologist, candidate of medical sciences Nikolai Kryuchkov, talked about this.
“High temperature that does not deviate, cyanosis, especially of the nasolabial triangle, uncomfortable breathing, severe cough, shortness of breath, very strong weakness, lethargy, drowsiness, inability to concentrate. I’m not even talking about severe pain, especially headaches, stomach aches, leg pain, when there is a blood clot, they are all signs that you need to call an ambulance, “said immunologist Nikolai Kryuchkov.
According to the interlocutor, it is possible to detect a dangerous stage of the development of the disease earlier with the help of a pulse oximeter. “In order to detect the development of the disease before, you need a pulse oximeter, readings below 93 are a direction for hospitalization. I’m not saying that the disease with the” Delta “line flows faster, but this does not “It means that you walk calmly for six days, and everything will move to another stage. Now it is erased and everything can develop much faster,” said Kryuchkov.
In an interview with URA.RU, therapist, immunologist Irina Yartseva added that low saturation (an indicator of oxygen saturation in the blood) and shortness of breath are, according to the rules, the only indication of hospitalization. “If normal oxygen saturation is maintained at high temperatures and there are no signs of respiratory failure, it makes no sense to hospitalize these patients. The indications are a decrease in oxygen saturation below 93, chest pain, shortness of breath with minimal movement, when respiratory rate increases or the elderly fall asleep and go out quickly.Here, pneumonia can already be detected at a “good” stage, with a serious injury, ”he said.
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