There is a growing presence of COVID-19 in our community.
The most common symptoms are fever, fatigue, coughing, and breathing problems. Unless you have severe symptoms, you can most likely treat them at home, the way you would for a cold or the flu. Most people recover from COVID-19 without the need for hospital care. Until drugs are available to specifically treat Covid, there are a number of things that can relieve symptoms.
At-Home Coronavirus TREATMENTS - If your symptoms are mild enough that you can recover at home, you should:
1 Rest - It can make you feel better and may speed your recovery.
2 Stay home - Don't go to work, school, or public places.
4 Monitor your symptoms - If they get worse, call your doctor right away. Don't go to their office without calling first. They might tell you to stay home, or they may need to take extra steps to protect staff and other patients.
5.Ask your doctor about over-the-counter medicines that may help, like acetaminophen to lower your fever.
Most Importantly, AVOID INFECTING other people, especially those who are over 65 or who have other health problems:
1 Try to stay in one place in your home. Use a separate bedroom and bathroom if you can.
2 Tell others you're sick so they keep their distance.
3 Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow.
4 Wear a mask over your nose and mouth if you can.
5 Wash regularly, especially your hands.
6 Don't share dishes, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with anyone else.
7 Clean and disinfect common surfaces like doorknobs, counters, and tabletops.
WHAT to EXPECT - 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. Talk to your doctor about how long you should isolate yourself if you have symptoms. CDC guidelines say you can leave isolation when all of these are true:
1 You haven’t had a fever for 3 days.
2 Your respiratory symptoms, such as coughing or shortness of breath, are better.
3 It’s been at least 10 days since your symptoms began OR you have two negative COVID-19 tests 24 hours apart.
How do you know if your symptoms are GETTING WORSE?
Get medical care right away if you begin to have:
2 Pain or pressure in your chest
3 Confusion or severe drowsiness
4 A blue tint to your lips or face