Covid has been declared a pandemic for the past 3 weeks. Officially, it has infected more than 823, 000 people globally. However, up to 80% of people that got infected experienced mild symptoms and did not require hospitalization or 24/7 medical care.
These facts represent that if you get infected with a mild case of covid-19, you can still recover safely at home. Today, we will analyze the implications, needs, and even meds that you need in such a scenario.
Have a Plan:
You probably currently have a stock of toilet paper, wipes, and disinfectants. However, it is also important to have a list of emergency contacts, a plan to communicate with family, friends, and co-workers, and know-how to get food delivered if possible.
Mild Covid-19 Basics
If you suspect that you might have contracted covid-19 it is important to check your temperature at least twice a day. The New York Department of Health recommends that you isolate yourself at home for at least 7 days from the onset of symptoms until symptom-free and fever-free for 72 hours without the use of fever lowering medications.
The most useful medicine is something to decrease headaches, body aches, and fever, like acetaminophen (Tylenol).
The main source of the spread of Covid-19 is saliva droplets. Therefore it is important to make sure that you are covering your face with tissues while coughing and sneezing to help prevent the transmission to other people around you.
Most patients of covid-19 present a strong cough. If you suffer from a chronic respiratory condition is important that you stick to your regular medications and follow your action plan or any similar instructions from your doctor for the use of rescue medications in case of worsening.
If you do no suffer from any chronic respiratory condition, some honey or honey drops can be beneficial and ease your cough safely.
It is important to support your immune system and defenses. Therefore, acquiring a good supply of vitamin C is important to take good care of yourself.
If you want to support your health in a more natural way, we highly encourage you to get ginger and turmeric. Both are full of chemicals that fight off cold and relieve stomach-related problems.
Using them in the form of tea, boiling water, lemon, and honey is a great way to enjoy their benefits in a delicious, soothing way.
Try to prepare yourself with a good set of books, movies, and even puzzles and games.
Make your mental health a priority and also take the time to meditate and stay relaxed.
If you think you have covid-19 and want to know more about treating it, our medical team is here to help you figure out what to do. Feel free to reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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