Catharine Nformangum, MSN-FNP
Family Medicine & Nurse Practitioner located in Houston, TX
When you need testing, treatment, or vaccinations for COVID-19, the board-certified nurse practitioners at ProHealth Clinic team are here to help. Board-certified nurse practitioner Catharine Nformangum, MSN-FNP, and her team advise you on COVID-19 guidelines and safety. Call the South Houston, Texas, office today to set up your appointment or use this website to schedule.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus, has swept the world since late 2019. The disease is responsible for millions of illnesses and deaths worldwide.
The symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle and body aches
- Net loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
You don’t need to experience every one of these symptoms to have COVID-19. Many people experience just a few symptoms and have a mild case. Others fall quite ill and experience long-term health consequences as a result. The elderly and those with compromised immune systems are at particular risk of severe infection.
When should I schedule testing for COVID-19?
If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, it’s wise to get a test at ProHealth Clinic. Many of these symptoms are similar to those of other conditions, like the flu or the common cold. You want confirmation of your illness so that you can take care of yourself and isolate yourself accordingly.
You should also schedule a COVID-19 test if you:
- Plan to travel or have traveled recently
- Are a health care worker or work in an educational institution
- Have been directly exposed to someone with COVID-19
If you’re unsure what COVID-19 test is best for your situation, the nurse practitioners at ProHealth Clinic can advise you.
How can you help me recover from COVID-19?
The providers at ProHealth Clinic support you by offering care to ease your COVID-19 symptoms. They can offer medications and home recommendations to make you more comfortable. If more intensive therapies or hospitalization are needed, they refer you to the right provider.
If you continue to experience a wide range of symptoms after your initial infection, the team can help you manage this condition called long COVID or chronic COVID.
Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine?
Patients 5 and older can get COVID-19 vaccines at ProHealth Clinic. Your provider will discuss the vaccination guidelines, the one that’s best for your situation, and the most current information about boosters.
The team can also keep you updated on changes to vaccine recommendations.
Contact ProHealth Clinic for all your COVID-19 needs. Call today or use this website to schedule an appointment.