Once your doctor analyzes your symptoms and clinical history, they will perform a physical examination and take samples of your nasal and pharyngeal secretions to analyze them in the laboratory and identify if the virus is present.
Likewise, they will request chest X-rays and other imaging studies to observe the lung involvement that the virus may have caused.
When the diagnosis is confirmed, the treatment to follow will depend on the symptoms’ magnitude and your general health, but in all cases an antiviral, or a combination of several of them, is usually prescribed since the virus has developed resistance to some of these drugs.
Additionally, if there is any secondary bacterial infection, it should be treated with the appropriate medications.
At ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.