Dr. Lively is currently testing and treating patients for COVID-19. If you believe you may have come in contact with someone who is infected with COVID-19 or you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, please call the office to set up a time to come in and be tested. If you are an established patient of Dr. Lively, we can perform a test on you within 15 minutes of your arrival to the office and receive results back in about 72-96 hours. If you are a new patient to our office, you will need to be established as a patient with a short “curbside” visit with Dr. Lively. We do ask that if you are at risk of having COVID-19 and are coming to our office to be screened, that you remain in your vehicle and call us to let you know you have arrived. Our staff will obtain all the information needed over the phone, and one of our nurses will come out to screen you. Below is some useful information provided by the CDC on what is involved in the screening process and what to do if you suspect or are confirmed to have COVID-19. Click here for a tracker to keep track of your symptoms.
Dr. Lively recommends the following supplements/medications to help protect and treat for COVID-19 that are available in our office or over the counter.
|Vitamin C 1000mg||1 am & 1 pm (twice daily)||$44.00 sold in office in powder|
|Vitamin D 50,000IU||1 Capsule per week||$8.00 sold in office|
|Alpha Base Multi Vitamin||4 Capsules Daily||$28.00 sold in office|
|Zinc 50mg||1 daily||Over the Counter in stores/amazon|
|Aspirin 81mg||1 daily on Monday,Wednesday,Friday only, once you have a +Covid test|
Two kinds of tests are available for COVID-19:
Viral tests and Antibody tests
- A viral test tells you if you have a current infection.
- An antibody test might tell you if you had a past infection. An antibody test might not show if you have a current infection because it can take 1–3 weeks after infection for your body to make antibodies. Having antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19 might provide protection from getting infected with the virus again. If it does, we do not know how much protection the antibodies might provide or how long this protection might last.
Currently we are using a viral test that is sent out to a lab and have results within 72-96 hours. Viral tests check samples from your respiratory system, such as a swab from the inside of your nose, to see if you are currently infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
What to do after a viral test
- If you test positive for COVID-19 know what protective steps to take if you are sick
- Stay home except to get medical care, Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care. Do not leave your home, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.
- Take care of yourself, Get rest and stay hydrated. Take over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, to help you feel better.
- Avoid public transportation, ridesharing, or taxis.
- Separate yourself from other people
- As much as possible, stay in a specific room and away from other people and pets in your home. If possible, you should use a separate bathroom. If you need to be around other people or animals in or outside of the home, wear a mask. You don’t need to wear a mask if you are alone. If you can’t put on a mask (because of trouble breathing, for example), cover your coughs and sneezes in some other way. Try to stay at least 6 feet away from other people. This will help protect the people around you. Masks should not be placed on young children under age 2 years, anyone who has trouble breathing, or anyone who is not able to remove the mask without help.
- Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you have trouble breathing, or have any other emergency warning signs, or if you think it is an emergency.
- Seek emergency medical care immediately:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Bluish lips or face
Note: During the COVID-19 pandemic, medical grade facemasks are reserved for healthcare workers and some first responders. You may need to make a mask using a scarf or bandana.
When you can be around others after being sick with COVID-19
You can be with others after:
- At least 10 days since symptoms first appearedand
- At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication and
- Symptoms have improved
You might get tested after symptoms have subsided to see if you still have COVID-19. If you are tested, you can be around others when you have no fever, respiratory symptoms have improved, and you receive two negative test results in a row, at least 24 hours apart.
If you test positive for COVID-19 but have not had symptoms
If you continue to have no symptoms, you can be with others after:
- 10 days have passed since test
If you develop symptoms after testing positive, follow the guidance above.
If you test negative for COVID-19
You probably were not infected at the time your sample was collected. This does not mean you will not get sick:
- A negative test result only means that you did not have COVID-19 at the time of testing or that your sample was collected too early in your infection.
- You could also be exposed to COVID-19 after the test and then get infected and spread the virus to others.
- If you develop symptoms later, you may need another test to determine if you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.
Please call the office if you have any questions regarding COVID-19, our staff is always ready to help!