Deeper insight on COVID-19 care, both self and guided
In most cases, COVID-19 symptoms can be treated at home
Ways to protect yourself against Covid-19 infection
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world by storm, affecting life in unprecedented ways. Across countries, healthcare systems are overburdened by patients with coronavirus symptoms, causing delays in service and further spread of the virus.
For deeper insight on COVID-19 care, both self and guided, take a look at the following pointers.
In most cases, COVID-19 symptoms can be treated at home as many are likely to present with mild complications. Common issues like the COVID-19 fever or the characteristic COVID-19 cold can be helped by treating these ailments specifically. This means taking pain relievers, ensuring a high level of fluid intake, getting enough rest to recover and following social distancing protocols.
In some cases, these symptoms could get worse, which is indicative of a serious infection. If you’ve had a fever for a day and the temperature is 100.4F or higher, consult a doctor. Other symptoms to note include:
COVID-19 breathing problems are also a valid reason to reach out to a professional. Use an oximeter to monitor breathing and check the oxygen saturation in the blood. If it is below 92% consistently and continues to drop, you must contact a doctor immediately. Besides these, the best time to contact a doctor is after receiving a positive COVID test result.
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Whether you’re stepping out to undergo coronavirus testing or are taking care of a sick relative, there are ways to protect yourself against infection.
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Considering the lack of healthcare infrastructure, guided care should only be sought in cases where it is absolutely necessary. Stay safe and e-consult with your GP when you need to.