The University of Chicago Medical Center

10/18/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/17/2021 21:02

Are pediatric celiac disease and type 1 diabetes related?

First and foremost, if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 - which include fever, muscle and body aches, cough and sore throat - stay at home, self-isolate and rest. You may also be able to be tested for the virus at a curbside testing clinic by going through a telephone triage or electronic screening process.

Monitor your temperature and drink plenty of fluids. Continue to wash your hands often, disinfect frequently touched surfaces in your home and stay away from other people as much as possible. If your condition worsens, reach out to your doctor. This is particularly important if you experience more severe symptoms, are over 60, or have additional health issues. People with hypertension (high blood pressure) and diabetes, who have weak immune systems, who smoke, with underlying lung disease, or who take medicines to suppress their immune systems because they have cancer or an autoimmune condition are at higher risk for COVID-19.

You'll need to stay home for 72 hours after you recover.