In India People are struggling to find beds and medicines and even basic equipment like thermometers and oximeters. Doctors say that most of the people that are infected either have mild symptoms or are asymptomatic. They are also advising people to recover at their homes if there aren’t any major concerns. However, when it comes to recovering from the virus at home, there isn’t a lot of information.
Scientists and researchers are constantly tracking infections and recoveries. But they have data only on confirmed cases, so they can’t count people who don’t get COVID-19 tests. Experts also don’t have information about the outcome of every infection. However, early estimates predict that the overall COVID-19 recovery rate is between 97% and 99.75%.
To deal with the infection, things will start from the symptoms. How to know if you have COVID-19? By noticing the major symptoms of the virus. Fever, body temperature exceeding 37 ° C, persistent cough, no smell, no taste in food, shortness of breath, tiredness, headache, body ache and sore throat are some of the symptoms of the virus. If you have any of these symptoms, immediately go into self-isolation. It is better to self-isolate when symptoms of coronavirus are visible. Stay at home and do not leave the house unless there is a medical emergency. Even if you come in contact with someone who is infected with the virus, go into self isolation for at least 14 days. Stay in a separate room away from household members. If there is no other bathroom in the house, then the washroom needs to be cleaned thoroughly after it is used by the patient. Apart from this, it should be tried that the infected person uses the bathroom at the end.
if you’re feeling breathless, try this:
- breathing slowly in through your nose and out through your mouth, with your lips together like you’re gently blowing out a candle
- sitting upright in a chair
- relaxing your shoulders, so you’re not hunched
- leaning forward slightly – support yourself by putting your hands on your knees or on something stable like a chair
Here are few treatments to recover from COVID-19 at home:
Call your health care provider or COVID-19 hotline to find out where and when to get a test.
Cooperate with contact-tracing procedures to stop the spread of the virus.
If testing is not available, stay home and away from others for 14 days.
While you are in quarantine, do not go to work, to school or to public places. Ask someone to bring you supplies.
Keep at least a 1-metre distance from others, even from your family members.
Wear a medical mask to protect others, including if/when you need to seek medical care.
Clean your hands frequently.
Stay in a separate room from other family members, and if not possible, wear a medical mask.
Keep the room well-ventilated.
If you share a room, place beds at least 1 metre apart.
Monitor yourself for any symptoms for 14 days.
Call your health care provider immediately if you have any of these danger signs: difficulty breathing, loss of speech or mobility, confusion or chest pain.
Stay positive by keeping in touch with loved ones by phone or online, and by exercising at home.