This week: COVID-19 recovery, handwashing and exercising in isolation
If a loved one tests positive for the respiratory virus known as COVID-19, pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. Jana Shaw recommends isolating that person to minimize any contact with housemates. She says adequate fluid and rest may be helpful in providing some relief, but there is no treatment for the virus.
If a person's condition worsens and he or she develops trouble breathing, Shaw advises calling a person's primary care provider. Resources are also available on this Upstate Medical University website.
Also on "HealthLink on Air" this week, Dr. Jarrod Bagatell answers questions about proper handwashing. And, exercise physiologist Carol Sames talks about how to work out safely without a fitness center or equipment. Listen this Sunday, April 5 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for "HealthLink on Air."