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Avoiding Corona Infections When You are Immunocompromised

On Behalf of | Mar 21, 2020 | corona virus, Covid- 19

If you are currently living with a condition that qualifies you for Social Security Disability benefits, chances are high that you have a weak immune system.  For persons with weakened immune systems, the Corona virus or Covid-19 infection can have deadly consequences.

If you are above 60 years of age, or currently suffer from cancer, lupus, heart disease, kidney disease, liver problems, alcohol addiction, stress and any number of other problems that weaken your immune system, you may be at a higher risk of contracting the Coronavirus infection.

There are several steps that you can specifically take, apart from the usual ones, to keep yourself safe. Practice social distancing stringently as advised by global medical experts. Wash hands every twenty minutes, and avoid touching your face, nose, eyes or mouth.

Apart from these, it’s important to prepare for a medical emergency beforehand. Keep all contact information of your medical providers handy.  If you’re feeling ill, make sure that you take your temperature before you take any medications. Also ensure that you seek the advice of your medical health provider before you take your meds.

Try talking to the health provider on the phone in order to avoid making a trip to the hospital.  If you can ask the doctor for a virtual online appointment, do so. This way, you can avoid having to enter a high-risk environment.

If you live with other people, make sure that they are practicing extreme safety measures too. They need to be washing their hands every twenty minutes. Be especially careful with children who may not practice stringent hygiene.

Ask family and friends to check up on you, and make sure they have your contact info. Avoid making too many shopping trips. Try to complete all your shopping during a single trip or order online in order to avoid coming into contact with people.