Dealing with COVID-19 can be frustrating, and trying to get medical care may only add to the stress. If you’re dealing with COVID-19 or the long-term symptoms of the virus, a telemedicine urgent care doctor can provide the care you need when you need it.
When you require care for COVID-19, book your telemedicine appointment with Text2MD.
What Is Telemedicine?
Telemedicine changes the way you get medical care.
While traditional medical care requires you to make an appointment well ahead of time, travel to your doctor’s office, and see your physician face to face, telemedicine allows you to accomplish these tasks without the hassle and inconvenience of leaving home.
Of the many challenges found in traditional medical care, one of the most significant is the time it takes to secure an appointment. Most patients have to wait close to a month to get an appointment with their primary care providers.
Additionally, when you’re not feeling well, leaving home to travel to the doctor’s office or urgent care facility seems particularly unappealing. And once you’re there, you may be exposed to more germs.
Telemedicine takes the hassle out of visiting a doctor. Some of the many benefits of our telemedicine practice that patients enjoy include:
- No waiting
- No travel time
- Access to follow-up care
- An extensive list of medical services
- Appointments scheduled at your convenience
- Quality healthcare from experienced doctors
Once you experience a telemedicine visit with us, you just may find it difficult to return to traditional medical care.
COVID-19 changed the world in 2020 and continues to affect millions of lives.
COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by SARS-COV-2, or severe acute respiratory distress syndrome. Many patients who contract COVID experience respiratory illness for some time and recover. However, some other patients become severely ill, requiring prolonged medical treatment for their symptoms, including hospitalization.
Fortunately, effective vaccines for COVID-19 now exist. While they don’t always prevent patients from contracting the illness altogether, they can make symptoms milder and help avoid medical emergencies and hospitalizations.
The following symptoms can indicate that you’re suffering from COVID-19:
- Sore throat
- Nausea or vomiting
- Difficulty breathing
- Loss of taste and smell
- Congestion and runny nose
Many of the symptoms of COVID-19 can be managed with over-the-counter medicine. If you test positive for COVID, meeting with one of our providers through telemedicine urgent care can help determine the best course of action to help you recover as quickly as possible.
Long-Term COVID-19 Symptoms
While many patients can recover entirely after having COVID, a number of patients must deal with long-term COVID symptoms. These patients are often referred to as “long haulers.”
Long-haul symptoms after COVID may cause you to experience a myriad of symptoms that persist for weeks or months, even after you’ve been deemed virus-free. Unfortunately, prolonged symptoms can plague anyone of any age and health status.
Some common long-haul COVID-19 symptoms include:
- Brain fog
- Hair loss
- Weight loss
- Muscle pain
- Persistent fever
- Constant nausea
- Food sensitivities
- Menstrual changes
- Impairment of short-term memory
- Dramatic changes to heart rate and blood pressure
Whether you’re suffering from one or several, these symptoms can significantly impede your daily life and negatively affect your overall quality of life.
If you’re experiencing prolonged symptoms well after you’ve recovered from COVID, discuss your symptoms with one of our knowledgeable physicians. You may have options for medical care to help reduce the severity of your symptoms and pave the path toward permanent recovery.
Treating COVID-19 Long-Haul Symptoms with LDN
Treatments for COVID and prolonged symptoms are constantly changing and improving. Fortunately, there’s an option for helping treat long-haul symptoms with LDN.
The “N” in LDN stands for Naltrexone, an FDA-approved, non-peptide antagonist of opioids. The “LD” in LDN stands for low dose. A low-dose treatment of Naltrexone has been proven useful to help relieve the long-term symptoms of COVID.
Naltrexone is commonly used to treat opioid addiction. The dosage used to treat long-haulers is much smaller than the dosage prescribed for the effective treatment of addiction.
A small dose of Naltrexone has an analgesic effect, which reduces the inflammation that causes many long-haul COVID symptoms. The right dosage is critical when treating COVID symptoms, as higher dosages will not achieve the same goals. When taken as prescribed, LDN can help eradicate the long-term symptoms of COVID-19.
LDN works well for long-haul symptoms, as the benefits outweigh the risks. It is an inexpensive medication with few side effects.
COVID-19: How to Get Help
Whether you believe you have COVID, have confirmed you have COVID, or are suffering from long-haul symptoms, our telemedicine urgent care physicians can give you the care you need.
Booking a telemedicine appointment is quick and easy. You can choose the appointment time that works best for your schedule without having to travel anywhere or wait for care.
The best part about telemedicine for COVID patients is avoiding exposure by receiving medical care from your home. Your immune system is already compromised with COVID, and staying home can protect you from further illness. It also keeps you from spreading the virus to others.
From diagnostic testing to prescription medication, our telemedicine physician can provide any service you need — all in the comfort of your home.
Book Your Telemedicine Appointment as Soon as Possible
If you believe you have COVID-19 or want to consult a doctor about your symptoms, book your appointment at Text2MD today.
You’ll be able to connect with one of our experienced physicians to address your health concerns and get treatment options fast. We proudly serve patients nationwide.