COVID-19

We will look after you if you have a positive COVID test. Most people who contract COVID 19 including the omicron variant have a mild illness and it may take about two weeks for you to recover fully.

Common Symptoms

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Fever

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Cough

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Shortness of breath

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Muscle aches

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Fatigue

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Dizziness

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Diarrhoea

Upon receiving your positive test result in our system, one of our nurse will assess you over the phone to determine if you requite any further assistance. There is no specific treatment for COVID 19 but we may be able to give you medication to ease your symptoms if required.

These medications include:

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Paracetamol/ibuprofen to help with fever and pain such as body aches

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Nasal spray or inhalers to help with nasal congestion or cough

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Antihistamines or antidiarrhoeal medication if you develop COVID related bowel issues

If it is determined that you risk of developing COVID related complications is high, a nurse will call you once or twice daily to check on you.

If you symptoms deteriorate significantly, the nurse may discuss your situation with the doctor who will ogrganise a phone consultation to discuss the appropriate next steps.

It is important that while you are recovering from COVID that you rest as much as possible while isolating at home and drink plenty of water to help your body to recover.

If you develop worsening symptoms during the day, please phone us on 03 313 7877.

If it is out of hours please continue to call us on this number an you will be put through to the practices phone triage service. You are also able to ocntact the 24 hour surgery on 03 365 7777 or the COVID Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

Please call 111 if you are:

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Feeling extremely short of breathing

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Having Chest pain

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Confused and unable to think clearly

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Feeling fain or dehydrated

If you would like to talk to someone about how you are feeling after your COVID diagnosis you can book a phone consultation with our Health Improvement Practitioner, Marie.

Please book via reception on 03 313 7877