Video: Is it Possible to Treat COVID-19 Patients at Home?
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Every day the number of Coronavirus cases is rising in India and our healthcare services facing a great danger with a shortage of hospital beds. This is going to be a huge problem in the days to come. That’s why only emergency patients are advised to get admitted to hospitals.
As per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), persons with mild or moderate symptoms can take care of them at home.
According to research reports, around 80% of people have an asymptomatic or mild infection of coronavirus and can be treated at home. Only one of every 5 persons who have symptoms of COVID-19 needs to go to the hospital.
The report suggests, around 15% of cases experience a severe breathing problem, and only 5% of them experience a ventilation emergency for a critical situation.
As hospital beds are scarce for severe COVID -19 cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) has suggested taking care of individuals with mild symptoms at home. Countries like China, South Korea, and Germany have agreed early that every patient doesn't need hospital care.
What should you do at home?
Try to maintain social distance as much as possible and avoid your neighbors or relatives at home.
Always try to wear a mask whole meeting people.
Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
If possible, remain in a room and use a separate washroom.
Use separate dishes, glasses, cups, and eating utensils and not share these with other family members.
Drink enough water and fluids like fruit juice, ORS to remain hydrated. Keep away from alcohol as this will make you dehydrated.
Take as much rest as you can and try to eat alone in a separate room or area.
Make sure that you are using masks and maintaining proper social distance.
Try to have an oximeter at home to check your oxygen level regularly, if your oxygen levels are under 90, visit the hospital immediately.
If you have antibiotics at your home, don't take them to treat coronavirus. As COVID -19 is a novel virus, antibiotics won't work on them.