How to Take Care of Yourself When You are COVID-Positive?

You might be thinking, ‘why me when I have maintained every precaution’, just after testing positive for SARS-Cov2. Well, unfortunately, COVID-19 is deadly contagious and it can spread even if someone sneezes a little. You need not fret out until and unless you’re feeling too ill.

What to Do If You Start to Feel COVID-19 Symptoms

Most people who have been infected with COVID-19 go through mild to moderate ailment. Additionally, they need not go to a hospital, either. If you maintain a few things and keep yourself at home isolated then you can easily recover from COVID-19. Here’s how you can improve your health at home.

Why Should You Self Isolate?

As soon as you learn that you are COVID-positive, it will be better that you limit your outdoor access. In addition, your family members should consider not staying with you in the same room or using the same washroom. You should not go to any public places.

Moreover, don’t accept visitors. Tell your neighbors to stay away if they come offering food and other essentials. If you require help for any essential service then you can try reaching out to the national helpline number that is 1075. 

However, how long should you keep yourself isolated?

In case you have completed at least ten days since you had determined the first symptoms. In addition, you should meet at least twenty-four hours without fever and that’s too without taking any kind of analgesic. Analgesics are generic names for fever-reducing medicines. 

Many people ask the same question even when they are asymptomatic. Well, for those, self-isolation is a must for at least ten days if they haven’t generated any symptoms, furthermore.

Take Care of Yourself During COVID Phase: 9 Simple Ways

Taking care of Covid patients at home: Some simple dos and don'ts |  Lifestyle News,The Indian Express

Overcoming COVID-19 might be tough but not impossible. If you’re not having breathing issues or feeling persistent pain in your chest, you can take care of yourself at home. Here’s how you can improve your health:

  • Take rest as much as you can. You might get a feeling of draining energy; with enough rest, your energy will tend to come back.
  • Keep yourself hydrated and nourished. Try to drink as much water as possible. Consult with your physician before increasing your water intake if you have disorders related to the heart, liver, or kidney. In addition, keep your hands off from caffeine fluids.
  • If you have COVID symptoms such as cough, fever, loss of smell and taste, difficulty breathing, or so, keep monitoring them. If they are deteriorating day by day, you should consider contacting your nearest COVID health center.
  • Follow your medications to keep fever, body aches, and other symptoms under control. Cough syrups might relieve you from consistent coughing, as well.
  • If you are living with your family then keep yourself refrained from sharing towels, dishes, drinking containers, and bedding. Use hot water for washing your utensils.
  • Don’t get in touch with your family and pets. You should be maintaining a social distance of six feet and wearing a mask even when you’re at home. 
  • Disinfect every surface that can be touched. It can be doorknobs, kitchen countertops, tables, stair rails, light switches, smartphones, keyboards, toilets, sinks, faucets, and so on. 
  • Make use of a humidifier if you have a sore throat.
  • Finally, use your hands more often with soap for at least twenty seconds. In absence of water and soap, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer. 

When Should You See a Doctor or Go Out for Medical Help?

COVID-19: What to Do if You or a Family Member Test Positive | University  of Utah Health

If your symptoms aren’t improving and new symptoms have shown up such as:

  • Breathing complications
  • Bluish face or lips
  • Pressure in the chest

Reach out to your nearest health care provider if your symptoms worsen. As soon as you get well, get yourself and your family vaccinated.

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