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A 36-year-old female asked:

I tested positive for covid last wednesday, have been in isolation since. health has been improving but today experience severe chest pains accompanied by difficulty breathing. called an ambulance but did not arrive, took prednisone pills?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Urgent: If you having difficulty breathing, please go to the Emergency room, and if no ambulance, by private car or taxi. Take your medications with you. The Prednisone may be helpful and if you have an inhaler Albuterol, take two puffs.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Difficulty breathing: One needs emerency care for difficulty breathing, blue lips or face, marked persistent chest pain/ pressure or new onset confusion. I don't have knowledge of Emergency Medical Services in Natal. I would call Emergency services again. If not responsive, have someone drive you to the nearest emergency department. Take care.
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