If you are being treated at home, then take care of these things
Not all patients who have been infected by COVID-19 need to be hospitalized. 80 to 90 percent of the infected patients can recover from the virus by getting treatment of corona at home, only they need to follow COVID-19 protocol and they need to increase their immunity. And the treatment of Corona can be done at home.
Treatment Of Corona At Home
Most people with COVID-19 are only mildly ill and can recover at home. Symptoms can last a few days, and those with the virus may feel better in about a week. Treatment is aimed at relieving symptoms and consists of rest, fluid intake, and pain medication.
However, older adults and people of all ages with previous illnesses should call their doctor as soon as symptoms appear. These factors increase the risk of developing seriously COVID-19.
Follow your doctor’s advice about home care and isolation for yourself or your loved ones. Ask your doctor if you have any questions related to the treatments. Help the sick person shop and get medicine, and take care of their pet if necessary.
It’s also important to consider how caring for someone who is sick can affect your health. If you’re an older adult or have a previous illness, such as heart or lung disease or diabetes, you may be at higher risk of developing seriously COVID-19. You may want to isolate yourself from the sick person and find someone to take care of them.
Monitor the symptoms even if the report is negative
Many times the RT-PCR test may give an incorrect report due to not taking a sufficiently adequate ‘swab sample’ from the nose or throat or missing transport to the lab. In such a situation, if you do not get relief despite taking the doctor’s recommended medicines, then keep on the goals while remaining isolated. Go to the hospital if the intensity increases.
Avoid unnecessary CT-Scans
AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria has advised avoiding unnecessary CT-Scans if infected. He says, after the confirmation of COVID-19, many people are in a hurry to find out its effect on the lungs, however, this test is not necessary in cases of mild or moderate infection. If the problem is serious, if the patient feels shortness in breathing then they can go for CT-Scans.
When to go to the hospital
Patients getting at home get constantly in touch with the doctor. Continuously check the level of oxygen in the body through an oximeter. And if the oxygen level goes 90 or below, then go to the hospital immediately. And, if the person suffers pain in the chest, weakness, and shortness of breathing then they need to be hospitalized.
When to check RT-PCR
If a person suffering from a cold, cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath, or loss of ability to taste and smell for two to three days then the person goes for an RT-PCR test to confirm he/she is affected by corona infection or not.
When to take Remdesivir
Health experts have clarified that anti-viral drugs such as Remdesivir, immunosuppressive injections, plasma therapy, and tocilizumab are for the person who severe infection. These anti-viral drugs for an emergency. In the treatment of corona, they should be used under the supervision of hospitals. Implementing these treatment methods at home can be very dangerous for the life. So, in such cases, people should get hospitalized.