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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are a fever, coughing, breathing difficulties, loss of taste or smell. you can get treated at home at home if you have less severe symptoms, the way you would for a cold or the flu. Most people recover from COVID-19 without the need for hospital care. However it is important to check with the doctor to ask about whether you should stay home or get hospitalised.

Experts are trying to find new medicines and test some existing drugs to see whether COVID-19 can be treated. In the meantime, there are a number of things that can relieve symptoms, both at home and at the hospital.

At-Home Coronavirus Treatment:

If your symptoms are mild, that you can recover at home, but you should:

  • Rest: It can make you feel better and may speed your recovery.
  • Stay home: Don’t go to work, school, or public places.
  • Drink fluids: You lose more water when you’re sick. Dehydration can make symptoms worse and cause other health problems.
  • Monitor: If your symptoms get worse, call your doctor if required. They might tell you to stay at home or to get hospitalised

The most important thing to do is to avoid infecting other people, especially those who are over 65 or who have other health problems.

That means:

  • Try to stay in one place in your home. Isolate yourself and use separate room and restroom.
  • Tell others you’re sick so they keep their distance.
  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when you speak to someone.
  • Wash regularly, especially your hands.
  • Don’t share dishes, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with anyone.
When does symptoms begin after contact?

Symptoms begin 2 to 14 days after you come into contact with the virus. Early studies show that many people who have mild infections recover within 2 weeks. More severe cases tend to last 3 to 6 weeks.

How do you know if your symptoms are getting worse?

Consult your doctor right away if you begin to have:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Pain or pressure in your chest
  • Confusion or severe drowsiness
  • A blue tint to your lips or face

COVID-19 treatment in a Hospital

If your symptoms appear severe, The medical staff will check for signs that the illness is causing more serious problems. They might:

  • Check the levels of oxygen in your blood
  • Listen to your lungs
  • Advise you a COVID-19 RT-PCR swab test.
  • Recommend for CT scan and Blood investigations

If your oxygen saturation is low, You will be given oxygen support. In very serious cases, doctors will connect you to a ventilator.

You will be given intravenous fluids. Doctors will closely monitor your breathing until you start breathing without oxygen support .

You may be given antiviral medicine called remdesivir . Remdesivir is the first drug approved by the FDA for treatment of hospitalized COVID-19 patients over the age of 12.

Your doctor might also give you medication to thin your blood and prevent clots such as low molecular weight heparin along with other medications .

The medicines you have been taking regularly will be reviewed by your doctor and would either suggest to continue the same or stop a few until you completely recover from covid-19.