Symptoms you should not take lightly

July 14, 2020

Symptoms you should not take lightly
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During a pandemic it is natural to focus on the main disease and forget about everything else. At present, the whole world is focusing on COVID-19 and its symptoms, the most common of which are:

  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of smell and taste

You have been advised repeatedly to seek medical help if you have any of these symptoms, but in this rush to identify and treat COVID, you tend to ignore other serious conditions and their symptoms, which if not treated promptly may lead to severe complications. So, we give you a list of symptoms that could be potentially dangerous and should never be ignored.

Non-COVID Emergency symptoms that require immediate medical assistance
Certain emergency medical conditions are unmistakable. Symptoms that are so severe that they cannot be ignored include:

  • Chest pain
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Sudden speech, vision, hearing difficulties
  • High fever
  • Fainting/ dizziness/ confusion
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Pregnancy complications
  • All kinds of Injuries including head injury
  • Burns

Other conditions that may require immediate care include:

  • Fever
  • Sprains, strains
  • Bleeding injuries that may require stitches
  • Diarrhea and dehydration
  • Wheezing/ breathing difficulties
  • Allergic reactions
  • Persistent abdominal pain

These conditions will affect your daily life and you should never avoid going to the hospital even if the symptoms are mild. You should remember that recovery will depend on how promptly you get medical treatment

Emergency treatment during COVID times
Emergency care at Rela Hospital is one of the best in the country. The centre is fully equipped to handle all emergencies during this COVID pandemic. COVID patients are treated in isolation and are completely segregated from the other patients. Stringent disinfection and sanitization protocols as per ICMR regulations are in place to avoid cross infections. We are a quarternary care hospital and our centres of excellence provide expert care for all emergencies in an environment of advanced technology and world class facilities.

For 24×7 ambulance, comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic emergency services under one roof, contact us at: +91 44 66667788

For telemedicine consultation for other medical conditions, call:+91 44 66667788

Disclaimer: We recommend consulting a Doctor before taking any action based on the above shared information.



Dr. J. Prabhakaran

Dr. J. Prabhakaran

MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine)

Senior Consultant, Internal Medicine and Diabetology

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