A mild case of COVID-19 can be treated at home by a person. Although home treatment can not cure COVID-19, it can help to alleviate the symptoms.
The majority of coronavirus infections result in a moderate or asymptomatic illness that can be treated at home. So, what do you do if you're showing symptoms of the virus?
What signs do you expect?
COVID-19, a coronavirus-related illness, has the following symptoms:
* Fever (a temperature of more than 37.8°C or hot skin).
* Coughing that is fresh and persistent.
* Your sense of smell or taste has been lost or altered.
* Breathing problems, such as shortness of breath.
You should instantly self-isolate if you develop a fever, lack your sense of smell or taste, or develop a new persistent cough. You don't need to see a doctor if you're suffering from a minor illness, but you should schedule a test online. To check your symptoms and figure out what to do, use the NHS 111 online service.
If you want to know what to do next, you can use the NCDC tool or call 0800 9700 0010
* At home, you're unable to manage your symptoms.
* Your health is deteriorating.
* After a week, you still have a fever, are sick, or have other symptoms.
* You can't look at your phone, read, or get out of bed because you're unable to do so.
Dial 0800 9700 0010 or the appropriate phone number in your area in an emergency. Be sure to inform the handler that you have COVID-19 while explaining your emergency.
At-home care Take it easy and look after yourself, much as you would for other viruses like colds and flu. It is recommended that you:
* Make sure you're getting enough water.
* Drink enough water to make your pee clear and pale.
* Avoid consuming alcohol because it dehydrates you more. There is also evidence that people who have COVID-19 infection are more likely to develop liver damage, which can be exacerbated by consuming alcohol.
* Rest as much as you can. If you have coronavirus symptoms, you should stay at home and avoid strenuous exercise.
COVID-19 has no known cure. The aim of recovery is to control and alleviate symptoms before you are fully healed.
The majority of people (roughly 80%) have an infection that is asymptomatic or mild and can be treated at home. In this situation, you can self-isolate for at least a week to heal.
If you are young or otherwise well, you are unlikely to need hospital treatment if you contract COVID-19. Older people and people with underlying health problems are at a higher risk of developing serious or critical infections.
Anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
Easy pain relievers like paracetamol and NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) including ibuprofen are commonly used for most viral infections, including the flu and the common cold.
Concerns about a potential correlation between taking NSAIDs and developing a more serious infection were raised during the first wave of the pandemic. In fact, this was proven to be false.
When self-medicating for COVID-19 symptoms including fever and headache, patients should take paracetamol or ibuprofen, but they should seek NCDC advice if they have any concerns or if their symptoms worsen.
Additional signs and symptoms
Any cold and flu medicines and therapies can also help with coronavirus symptoms. Cough suppressants or cough medicines will help you from coughing. Sore throat lozenges and home remedies such as honey and lemon can help.
Antibiotics should not be used to treat coronavirus if you have them at home. Antibiotics do not help coronavirus since it is a virus. Antibiotics that aren't recommended for a specific illness can never be taken.
For the same purposes, antibacterial hand washes (unless they're also antiviral), cleaning materials, and hand sanitizers won't always be efficient in destroying the virus on surfaces or on your palms. It's worth noting that hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol (or most with at least 300 parts per million of hypochlorous acid) are good at killing viruses and are almost always labeled as antiviral.
Remedy from the past
Many natural 'cures' and herbal treatment ideas can be found on the internet and in health food stores. We don't know of any cure for COVID-19 at this time, so don't be misled by the "miracle" drugs some people are trying to offer.
When do I go to the doctor?
If your condition is getting worse or your symptoms aren't getting better after seven days, you should see a doctor right away. Contact NCDC online if it is not an emergency. Call 0800 9700 0010 if you don't have access to the internet.
Health treatment of every kind is also available to you. If you believe you have COVID-19, you need not see your doctor or pharmacist.
When you are sick and at home, you can usually postpone any regular medical or dental appointments that you had previously scheduled. Call the practice or hospital first if you are called to visit when isolating or if you have questions.
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