We catch Covid-19 through direct, or close contact. Avoidance makes sense, along with seeking support where needed.
Denying yourself critical medical advice to avoid the virus is understandable but not a good decision. Continuing to seek help with other health issues is vital.
Face to face appointments with health professionals are more difficult to come by. Some practitioners, such as dentists, are no longer seeing any patients but may still be able to refer you to a treatment centre.
Others, including dermatologists, have been instructed to change the way they operate. Most patients will be seen through a remote consultation, generally a video link, although in clinic treatment is possible.
This is the case for practices in a number of medical fields. They may not be able to give you an on site appointment but are still there for you, not perfect we know but better than letting serious conditions worsen.
Further Advice & Support
Variations in the way medical support is delivered have occurred since the outbreak and change will continue. Worth keeping up with:
People are at greater risk for a number of reasons, with immunosuppresion a key factor. Stopping the medication is however rarely a good move, you should consult your doctor first and may wish to see an:
Living with a variety of conditions can prove challenging and many have support organisations with dedicated coronavirus sections:
- Psoriasis And Psoriatic Arthritis
- Guidance From Kidney Care UK
- Information From Diabetes UK
- Help For Those With Arthritis
- Help When Caring For Others
- Core Points On Mental Health
- Suggestions On Diet & Health
- Continuing Blood Donations
Support is also available for skin cancer treatment, from specialist centres such as ours. Inessential treatment may be delayed but diagnosis is readily available, along with any treatment which is needed.
The core message is that if you need medical help, this is likely to be there and you should seek support. If our nation’s health suffers wide damage in other areas because of fighting a virus, we have failed.