Is It Safe To Go To The Hospital Because Of Earaches During The Corona Virus Pandemic?
Doc, want to ask … I have complaints in the ear. This is the second time for me and when it actually takes a doctor to ENT. But because of the situation at the time of this outbreak. I am somewhat horrified when going outside the house and visiting a doctor at the hospital. The question is, is it safe and well when visiting a doctor in a hospital. *Forgive me
Thank you for the question.
Need to be clarified, complaints in the ear like what you experience? Previously, what kind of treatment did the doctor give you?
There are many types of complaints that can appear in the ear, with causes and treatments that can vary. Depending on the type of your complaint, there are conditions that are still possible to be handled independently at home, but some also require further medical treatment by a doctor.
Outbreaks of COVID-19 do require everyone to be vigilant, and restrict going out of the house (including to the doctor) unless urgent. Because, if these recommendations are not heeded, then your risk for contracting or transmitting the disease will be greater. Therefore, specifically related to disorders in the ear, you are also advised to postpone seeing a doctor or ENT doctor, unless there are signs of danger, such as:
Excessive fluid discharge from the ear accompanied by fever and severe headache Inserting a foreign body into the ear Drastic hearing loss and sudden appearance Severe ear pain accompanied by a cold and / or cough independently at home huh ..
I hope this helps.