How to Recover from COVID-19 at Home During Second Wave? Necessary Precautions and Post-Covid Care

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How to Recover from COVID-19 at Home During Second Wave? Necessary Precautions and Post-Covid Care

As stated in a Harvard study, most Covid-19 patients can recover right from home if provided proper medication. Those getting infected have common mild symptoms like fever, nausea, cold, dry cough, headache, and body pain.

Sometimes It’s All in Your Head

People panic easily due to vague information, false social media recommendations, misguidance, and start taking high dosage medicines which are not even required. Some people even confuse anxiety breathlessness with Covid-19 and opt for an oxygen cylinder without even knowing that there are ways how oxygen levels can be increased at home.

If you are feeling unwell and think you might have a coronavirus infection, please don’t rush to hospitals as there are already so many Covid-19 positive patients being treated who need immediate medical assistance. Be wise and take an RT-PCR test at home @best price via The Wellness Corner, get your sample collected from your doorstep, and get results within 72 hours.

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How to Recover from Covid-19 at Home

According to our wellness experts, if your Covid-19 report states positive after the RT-PCR test, you must consult a doctor and speak to them about your current condition. Since doctors have already treated patients without even having a physical interaction through online mediums, they’ll prescribe you the necessary medicines after analyzing your symptoms and you’ll eventually recover at home within 7-10 days while taking care of the following-

#1 Make Sure You have Two Pulse Oximeters and Thermometer at Home

It is advised to have two oximeters and thermometers so that the other people at your place who are not infected can check their oxygen levels too. Sharing the same kit of an infected person even after sanitizing may not completely be risk-free.

#2 Adequate Stock of Gloves and Surgical Masks

Ensure that you have an appropriate stock of gloves and surgical masks. If you have an N 95 mask, that would be great but if not, double surgical masks will fulfill the same cause. Wear masks and keep washing hands, nose, mouth regularly.

#3 Personal Thermo Flasks and Kettle

Having your personal kettle and thermo flask (at least 500 ml) will reduce physical interaction with any other member since it will be easy for you to instantly have warm water whenever required.

#4 Separate Your Utensils

Covid-19 positive people must separate their utensils, rinse them with hot water and keep them in their isolated area itself. They should avoid going to the common kitchen but if the possibility of this case is nil, there should be no one else in the kitchen during that duration.

#5 Use Separate Bathroom During Self- Isolation

Use a separate washroom if you are infected but if there is only one bathroom in your home, it should be cleaned properly. The person going next should again clean the bathroom to minimize risk.

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Mandatory Course of Action Post-Covid-19 Recovery

  • Do not bounce back to normal routine- Studies in Covid-19 patients post-recovery show that that the virus may still be there in your body and will leave you weak even after you test negative. Therefore, don't rush back to your normal life as it can add to your illness. Take rest, give yourself some time but you can dedicate 10 minutes to do light yoga or exercises. Ask our fitness experts to include them in your routine for better recovery and check out our yoga corner on The Wellness Corner app.
  • Follow a proper nutritious diet- Having a nutritious diet can speed up your recovery. Our dietitians recommend patients to eat fresh and unprocessed food including legumes, whole grains, boiled eggs, nuts, calorie-dense food, pulses, and beans in their immunity-boosting diet.
  • Solve puzzles and play memory-enhancing games- Many people complain of brain fog (memory loss or sluggish thinking) after recovering from Covid-19 as coronavirus damages brain cells. Engaging in games like sudoku or solving puzzles can prevent future memory issues.
  • Keep a track of symptoms- Watch out for warning signals like breathing problems, headaches, tight chest post-recovery. Do not delay any further and seek medical assistance if you experience any.  
  • Check oxygen levels regularly- It is very important to monitor oxygen levels regularly and see if your lungs are functioning properly. There should not be a drop in oxygen level below 92. If that happens, consult a doctor.

Proper Medication and Taking Precautions is the Key to Recovery

Covid-19 is a mild infection just like any other flu and only 10-15% of Covid-19 patients need Remdesivir injections, oxygen cylinders or ventilators in severe cases during the second Covid-19 wave. Even if you recover in 7-10 days or if you get in contact with a Covid-19 positive person, please isolate yourself in a well-ventilated area at least for 14 days because you may still be contagious. Don’t drain your energy by diving into life as if nothing happened. Eat well, sleep well, take care of yourselves, and believe that you are already doing the best you can do.

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