The pandemic of COVID-19 affects the respiratory system of humans. Not just that, this deadly disease also increases the persisting breathing and other respiratory issues. Now, if you are already suffering from asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer, etc. then it is normal for you to worry about staying away from the COVID-19 virus. So, let’s dig deeper into how you should deal with your asbestos-related diseases during this COVID-19 outbreak.
First and foremost, if you are experiencing symptoms that indicate asbestos-related diseases, then get in touch with an asbestos abatement specialist and get your house inspected for the presence of asbestos.
If the test report is positive, then hire an asbestos removal company to remove asbestos from your house. But, do make sure that you are at a confined place when the work is getting done by a licensed asbestos removalist.
Up next, call your doctor and have a consultation done over the phone. But, before you call them, grab a sheet and a pen and write down every symptom that you are experiencing so that you do not miss out on anything while having the discussion. Provide your doctor with as much information as possible, so that they can give you the best piece of advice.
After the phone call, if your doctor suggests paying you a visit at your home, make sure that the person is wearing gloves and is in a proper uniform. Ensure that he has washed and sanitised his hands before he touches you.
If your doctor has not followed all these and also lacks personal protective equipment then get in touch with the hospital authority to arrange the same.
Pharmacies mostly have connections with local groups of volunteers who help them with the delivery of medications to those who are in need. If possible for you, you can arrange your own private courier to get your medicines delivered at home. Get in touch with them to check if they have available slots.
Hospitals have reduced the number of their face-to-face visits to minimise the scope of people coming in contact with each other and getting contaminated by COVID-19. Hospitals are also maintaining social distancing protocols so that their staff can avoid unnecessary contact with patients.
But, if you have no other option but to visit the hospital then you should keep in mind to wear a mask and carry your sanitiser along with you. Also, when you are at the hospital strictly follow social distancing protocols by keeping a distance of at least two feet from anyone and everyone.
Having been exposed to asbestos before does not mean that the symptoms that you are experiencing are of an asbestos-related disease. If you have already sought help from an asbestos abatement or asbestos removal company to get the asbestos disposed from your property by a licensed asbestos removalist, then you can get in touch with your doctor and get yourself tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible to avoid adverse effects.
Make sure that you have a diary at hand where you will note down every symptom that you are experiencing so that you can tell your doctor about how exactly you feel. And, if your COVID-19 test results come negative then you should get in touch with an oncologist or some other doctor who specialises in treating asbestos-related diseases.
Although if you have not tested your house for the presence of asbestos and you are experiencing symptoms, you should at once get in touch with a reliable asbestos abatement or asbestos removal company and ask them to send their licensed asbestos removalist to help you with asbestos abatement, as soon as possible. For more information on asbestos removal get in touch with us at Myers Asbestos Removal.