Treat your COVID-19 symptoms with an online doctor visit and prescription medication if needed.

  • Talk to a doctor from anywhere (no office visits!) in minutes
  • Get medications prescribed for pickup nearby
  • Save time, money, and the overall hassle

Understanding COVID-19

COVID-19 is an infectious respiratory illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus that was declared a global pandemic in March 2020. The virus spreads through respiratory droplets and close contact, and can cause a range of symptoms from mild to severe, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
At LifeMD, you can talk to a board-certified doctor or a nurse practitioner — right from home or wherever you are. We’ll assess your symptoms and write you a prescription, if needed.

How It Works

1. Schedule

Book a telehealth appointment from wherever you are. No insurance necessary.

2. Chat

Meet with a board-certified doctor or nurse practitioner from your mobile device.

3. Pick It Up

Get a prescription if needed (save up to 90%), and pick it up at your pharmacy.

Medications Prescribed for COVID-19

Guaifenesin (Mucinex)

An expectorant that helps to thin and loosen mucus in the respiratory tract, making it easier to cough up and expel. It can be used to alleviate symptoms such as cough and chest congestion caused by COVID-19.

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Nirmatrelvir/Ritonavir (Paxlovid)

For people at risk of progression to severe COVID-19. Stops the replication process of the virus that causes COVID-19. This reduces one’s viral load and significantly lessens the severity of symptoms.

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Azithromycin (Zithromax)

An antibiotic that can be used for people with COVID-19 who develop a secondary bacterial infection, such as a sinus infection. Antibiotics should not be used to treat COVID-19 itself, as they will not be effective against the virus.

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Common Questions About COVID-19

When do symptoms of COVID-19 begin to appear?

Symptoms of COVID-19 can begin to appear anywhere from 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus, with the average time being around 5-6 days. It’s important to note that some people infected with the virus may not experience any symptoms, but they can still transmit the virus to others. If you’ve been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, it’s important to monitor yourself for symptoms and take COVID-19 tests as a precaution.

How long do COVID-19 symptoms last?

The duration of COVID-19 symptoms can vary from person to person, but most people with mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms will recover within two weeks. Common symptoms include fever, cough, fatigue, loss of taste or smell, and muscle aches. However, some people may experience symptoms that persist for several weeks or even months, a condition known as long COVID. It is important to monitor symptoms closely and seek medical attention if they worsen or persist.

Why does COVID-19 sometimes cause brain fog?

It’s not fully understood why COVID-19 can cause brain fog. However, some studies suggest that the virus can directly affect the brain and cause inflammation, which can lead to cognitive impairment and other neurological symptoms. Additionally, the stress of the illness and the body's immune response to the virus may also contribute to brain fog.

How do you treat COVID-19 symptoms at home?

The treatment of COVID-19 symptoms at home depends on the severity of the illness. For people with mild to moderate cases of COVID-19, home care may include resting, staying hydrated, and taking over-the-counter medications to relieve symptoms such as fever, cough, and body aches. It’s important to monitor symptoms closely and seek medical attention if they worsen or do not improve. For people with more severe cases of COVID-19, hospitalization and more intensive medical care may be necessary.

Can COVID-19 symptoms get worse suddenly?

Yes, COVID-19 symptoms can sometimes get worse suddenly. This can happen at any point during the course of the illness, but it is more likely to occur in the second week after the onset of symptoms. The sudden worsening of symptoms is often a sign of a more severe form of the illness, such as COVID-19 pneumonia. If you or someone you know is experiencing sudden or severe symptoms, it’s important to seek medical attention immediately.

Can you get COVID-19 back to back?

It’s possible to get COVID-19 back to back, meaning getting infected with the virus twice in a row with a short period in between. However, it is important to note that this is relatively rare and most people who recover from COVID-19 develop immunity that reduces the likelihood of reinfection for a period of time. However, the duration and strength of this immunity are not yet fully understood, and new variants of the virus may also impact immunity.

How long can you test positive for COVID-19?

The length of time that a person can test positive for COVID-19 can vary. In general, people with mild to moderate cases of COVID-19 can continue to test positive for the virus for up to three weeks after their symptoms first appear. However, some people with more severe cases of the illness may test positive for a longer period of time.

Additionally, people who have recovered from COVID-19 may continue to test positive for the virus for several weeks or even months, but this is likely due to the detection of viral RNA fragments rather than active virus. It is important to follow the guidance of healthcare professionals to determine when it is safe to end isolation and return to normal activities.

What is long COVID?

Long COVID, also known as Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC), is a condition where individuals continue to experience COVID-19 symptoms for weeks or even months after the initial infection has resolved. The symptoms can be wide-ranging and may include fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain, brain fog, headache, and muscle or joint pain. The exact cause of long COVID is not yet fully understood, and it can affect individuals of any age, regardless of the severity of their initial COVID-19 infection. The condition can significantly impact a person's quality of life and may require ongoing medical management.

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