Anyone can be infected with the coronavirus and not everyone will experience the same symptoms or severity of it. While some people get severe cases and need specialized care, most people have mild cases that can be treated in isolation at home.
What Medicine Should You Take For The Disease?
There is no vaccine yet for coronavirus and no specific medicine that can make it go away quickly. However, there are steps on how you can make yourself feel more comfortable despite your symptoms. To treat yourself at home, you need to:
- Get plenty of rest
Expect your body to be busy while it fights the virus. By giving your body plenty of rest, it will help you provide the energy it needs to get the job done.
- Drink plenty of water
Make sure that you’re hydrated. Being hydrated can help ease symptoms. Fevers are accompanied by increased sweating therefore it is necessary to drink plenty of water to help replenish the extra water you are losing.
- If needed, use over-the-counter medicines
If you are experiencing a high fever, you can take acetaminophen which is a fever reducer medicine. A pain reliever can help lessen the discomfort of sore throat, body aches, and severe cough. Make sure that you follow the prescribed recommendations. You must not take any drugs that might conflict with any other medicines for your other health condition. Self-quarantine means not leaving your home or not going outside. If you need medicines or other essential supplies, you can ask any friend or family member to deliver anything to your doorstep.
When To Know That The Symptoms Are Considered Severe?
Know that mild symptoms can progress into a severe ones. It is very important to monitor for symptoms that are worsening and seek emergency care if you experience any of these:
- Persistent chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Bluish lips or face
- Inability to stay awake or new confusion
How To Make Sure That You Are Not Contaminating The Virus In Your Household?
The coronavirus spreads from person-to-person via close contact. So, it is important to not only isolate yourself at home but also with others in your home. Sharing a home safe while you are infected can be tricky. Here’s what you can do;
- Do not prepare foods for others
- Avoid contact with members of your household
- Stay in a separate bedroom and bathroom if possible
- Wear a mask while around others
- Wash your hands before and after interaction
- Avoid sharing personal items and common spaces
How Long Does It Need To Self-Quarantine?
When a pandemic begins, you probably heard about self-quarantine for 14 days if an individual has a confirmed case of coronavirus. Knowing when to end the isolation is a bit more complicated according to experts. It is recommended that if you know or if you think you have the virus, you must isolate for 10 days after your symptoms first appeared. Also, you need to know that in 24 hours the last fever has passed and any other symptoms are improving. Once you meet these criteria, you no longer contagious and can be around other people. However, you still need to keep in mind life after recovering from the disease. It means you need to wear your face mask, practice social distancing, and not going into mass gatherings or risky activities.