Covid-19 Home Remedies
There have been tons of information about Covid-19 Home Remedies. Here are the most effective for milder symptoms.
COVID-19 doesn’t have a cure. Because of this fact, people who are infected with the virus are treated for their symptoms, instead of with an antidote. The biggest symptomatic issue when patients are admitted to hospital for COVID-19 is to combat the effects that the virus has on the respiratory system. These symptoms can lead to severe brain damage, lung damage and in some cases, death.
However, most people who test positive for coronavirus will experience mild to moderate symptoms. They are required to isolate at home and manage their symptoms, which can be treated at home, with both natural remedies and over the counter medications.
What are COVID-19 symptoms?
There are primary symptoms and secondary (less common) symptoms of COVID-19. Below is a list of symptoms as well as how to treat them.
A fever of above 38 degrees Celsius is the most common indicator that someone might be positive for COVID-19. Fever is when your body temperature rises in an attempt to combat a virus or bacteria. However, it can cause damage if left unattended. Fevers, particularly in children, can lead to seizures, lack of consciousness and euphoria. Fevers can also cause brain damage.
To cool down someone who has a fever:
- Pace a clean cloth into lukewarm water.
- Wring out the fabric, and place the damp fabric on the person’s forehead.
- Be sure not to use icy cold water, as this could lead to shock.
Other options are paracetamol-based medications like Panadol. This brings down fever and combats any inflammation. NHS Medicines explains that Paracetamol is a common painkiller used to treat aches and pain too.
Pain and body aches
As mentioned above, Paracetamol is used to treat mild to moderate pain. It’s available over-the-counter and is usually combined with other painkillers and anti-sickness medicines, as well as used as an ingredient in a wide range of cold and flu remedies. Body pain is common in cases of colds and flu too.
If you want a natural remedy for pain and inflammation, experts suggest taking a warm bath, or using a mentholated ointment as a topical treatment for stiff joints. Mentholated ointments also work well as a decongestant when applied to the throat and chest (because of the eucalypts).
Eucalyptus oil can not only silence a cough; it can also help you get the mucus out of your chest, Healthline reports.
Inhaling vapour made with the eucalyptus essential oil could loosen tough mucus so that when you do cough, it gets expelled through the mouth. Using a rub containing eucalyptus oil will produce the same effect.
People with more advanced symptoms of COVID-19 cough excessively. The virus attacks the lungs, so that means that the lungs and chests are affected. Experts say that drinking loads of water will help the phlegm in your lung to loosen up. Drinking enough fluids will help it release easier—less phlegm means less coughing.
The same is true for water in the air. Having a humidifier will keep the air moist, and that will make sure that the lungs get cleaned out.
Many people have also invested in home nebulisers, to avoid the need to go to a crowded hospital. Nebulisation also helps to loosen up the phlegm inside the lung. It can also help you to breathe better, but be sure to use regular or hypertonic saline that you can get at your local pharmacy. You can also call your doctor to get some medication that will open up the chest wall. Please note that the WHO recommends not to use a nebuliser if there are any other family members or healthcare personnel in the same room as the patients. This is to avoid transmission of the virus.
A sore throat is the most uncomfortable symptom; you can’t eat, speak or even just swallow your spit. Absolute torture. Luckily, it’s also the easiest thing to treat, with loads of options in both natural medicine and pharmaceuticals.
Fatigue can happen for various reasons, which makes it a little trickier to treat.
When fatigue is merely from the virus, causing inflammation and comes with aches and pains, making it harder for your body to work optimally without extra rest, then the way to treat fatigue is rest. However, when it comes to COVID-19, fatigue could be a sign of a lack of sufficient oxygen.
The shortage of oxygen and the build-up of carbon dioxide can both make someone feel tired and low in energy, Medical News Today explains.
This is treated the same as if the chest and lungs were restricting, or if the patient has shortness of breath, refer to excessive coughing remedies above.
If you have extreme symptoms, or before making any substantial dietary, exercise or health-related decisions, the best thing to do is seek professional medical advice.
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