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Have mild COVID-19 infection: Here are some simple tips to recover at home

Updated : April 26, 2021 03:06 PM IST

Here is a look at how a patient can recover within the security of their homes as the COVID-19 cases surge across India and medical facilities struggle to cope up with the crisis.

Here is a look at how a patient can recover within the security of their homes as the COVID-19 cases surge across India and medical facilities struggle to cope up with the crisis.
Here is a look at how a patient can recover within the security of their homes as the COVID-19 cases surge across India and medical facilities struggle to cope up with the crisis.
 First signs of COVID-19:  You should monitor your health and look out for the most common coronavirus symptoms.
First signs of COVID-19: You should monitor your health and look out for the most common coronavirus symptoms.
 When symptoms arise:  As a first step, you should isolate yourself immediately if you see any COVID-19 symptoms.
When symptoms arise: As a first step, you should isolate yourself immediately if you see any COVID-19 symptoms.
 Check Oxygen level:  Regularly check your body temperature and oxygen saturation levels.
Check Oxygen level: Regularly check your body temperature and oxygen saturation levels.
 Ending home quarantine:  You will be alright after 10 days of the beginning of symptoms if you haven't had a fever for the last three days. Even then, you may have to isolate at home and self-monitor for seven more days. You can be with other people 10 days after testing positive if you are asymptomatic.
Ending home quarantine: You will be alright after 10 days of the beginning of symptoms if you haven't had a fever for the last three days. Even then, you may have to isolate at home and self-monitor for seven more days. You can be with other people 10 days after testing positive if you are asymptomatic.
 Recovery after COVID-19:  Exercise regularly to improve breathing and build strength. Take adequate rest and nutritious meals and lookout for signs of long COVID, like hoarse voice, headache, diarrhoea, cough, loss of appetite and shortness of breath.
Recovery after COVID-19: Exercise regularly to improve breathing and build strength. Take adequate rest and nutritious meals and lookout for signs of long COVID, like hoarse voice, headache, diarrhoea, cough, loss of appetite and shortness of breath.
 Quarantine & Isolation:  Quarantine COVID-19 positive persons at home till they test negative or have no symptoms for 14 days.
Quarantine & Isolation: Quarantine COVID-19 positive persons at home till they test negative or have no symptoms for 14 days.
 Who can't be isolated at home?  Immune-compromised patients such as cancer patients can't be isolated at home.
Who can't be isolated at home? Immune-compromised patients such as cancer patients can't be isolated at home.
 Must tools for home quarantine:  Surgical masks should be changed every six to eight hours.   Note:  The contents of this article should not be considered as medical advice. Please consult your physician if you feel any discomfort.
Must tools for home quarantine: Surgical masks should be changed every six to eight hours. Note: The contents of this article should not be considered as medical advice. Please consult your physician if you feel any discomfort.
Published : April 26, 2021 12:43 PM IST
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