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When to seek medical attention

If they are generally concerned about their symptoms, call their general practitioner (GP) or Healthline.

Urgent medical attention is needed in the event of:

  • Shortness of breath at rest or increasing
  • Chest pain
  • Confusion, drowsiness
  • Other evidence of hypoxia, blue discoloration to face/lips
  • Inability to drink or keep fluids down, reduced urine output or other signs dehydration
  • Generally feeling much worse in terms of their symptoms
  • Clinical signs of shock e.g. low blood pressure, fainting
  • Unable to mobilise without assistance by carers
  • Unable to safely provide self-care
  • No alternate carers available