Сoronavirus has manifestations indicating that a person is already on the verge of life and death and needs medical assistance, allergist-immunologist Vladimir Bolibok said.
Particular attention should be paid to the blueness of the lip edges, the blue color of the nasolabial triangle, and an increase in the respiratory rate when the patient does not move. All of these signs indicate that there is too little oxygen in the blood.
Bolibok emphasized that such symptoms may signal respiratory failure development, but the shortness of breath cannot be considered a specific sign of COVID. The most common marker that you are most likely to have a coronavirus is the loss of smell and taste.
The doctor once again urged not to try to treat a dangerous disease on your own. This virus is perilous. It can take different forms and can proceed in different ways in the same family.
There is no need to hesitate; bad symptoms develop quickly enough. Today, the person was fine, and tomorrow he is already in intensive care, Bolibok told NSN.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an asymptomatic carrier of COVID-19 can infect others for one to two weeks. The timing of virus isolation from asymptomatic carriers is one to two weeks. Patients with moderate severity (fever, cough, and other symptoms are present) can excrete the virus for up to three weeks. Those who have a severe form of infection, when intensive care is needed, are considered contagious for an even longer period.
NEWS.ru reported earlier that Russian vaccine production might start in Germany.