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COVID-19 Specialist

MyDoc Urgent Care

Board Certified Family Medicine & Emergency Medicine located in Forest Hills, NY

As COVID-19 continues to spread through communities around the world, accurate testing and treatment are essential to lower the US infection rate. Dr. Nabil Salib and the experienced medical team at MyDoc Urgent Care in Bronx, Brooklyn, Forest Hills, East Meadow, and Little Neck, New York, offer comprehensive testing and treatment for COVID-19 to curb the spread and keep patients healthy. To learn more about COVID-19, call MyDoc Urgent Care, or schedule an appointment online today.

COVID-19 Q & A

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is an infection resulting from the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. The infection is primarily respiratory, but it can affect nearly any part of your body. In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 an international pandemic because of its contagious nature and ability to cause severe complications.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Most individuals experience COVID-19 symptoms within 2-14 days of exposure to the virus. Common signs and symptoms of the infection include:

  • Persistent cough
  • Chest congestion
  • Lost sense of taste and smell
  • Chills
  • Nausea and vomiting 
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Runny nose
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle aches
  • Chest pain
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)

You can have asymptomatic COVID-19 and still spread the infection. If you’re experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have recently come in contact with an infected individual, rapid testing can help prevent the spread.

What is COVID-19 testing?

COVID-19 testing is a medical tool that providers use to detect the presence of the infection. The test involves inserting a swab into your nose or mouth to test specimens in your mucus or saliva. The entire process takes just a few minutes, and your results may be available within a few days. Rapid tests can provide accurate results within hours of your test.

What happens after COVID-19 testing?

If your results are positive for COVID-19, it’s important to prevent spreading the infection by quarantining at home. Many individuals recover from the infection with mild symptoms, while others may experience more serious complications, such as:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Confusion
  • Severe chest pain
  • Extreme fatigue

Advanced symptoms of COVID-19 require urgent care treatment. At MyDoc Urgent Care, Dr. Salib can perform a comprehensive evaluation to identify the appropriate treatment for your symptoms. Proper rest and fluids are essential for a healthy recovery, but some individuals may require more aggressive treatment, such as medication.

Why is COVID-19 treatment important?

COVID-19 has infected more than 50 million people in the US alone. Testing is a critical part of preventing the spread of the infection, as is immunization. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that individuals over the age of 18 receive two COVID-19 vaccines and a booster shot to reduce infection rates in the US.

To learn more about COVID-19, call MyDoc Urgent Care, or schedule an appointment online today.