Weather of Arabia - Since the emergence of the mutated Omicron from the Corona virus, the world is facing record numbers of daily infections, although Omicron causes less severe symptoms than the previous mutant, but it spreads quickly and has the ability to escape from antibodies formed after previous infection or from vaccines.
After you show symptoms or get a positive PCR result (even if you don't have symptoms), you should resort to home isolation to protect your family and loved ones from infection.
Most people who are vaccinated develop mild symptoms, but this will not be the case for everyone, so public health agencies around the world recommend home isolation even if you yourself do not feel sick, in order to protect others from infection that may be severe.
Although there are some cases that require hospitalization, most infected people recover from the infection at home, so what is the best way to recover from the Corona virus and the mutant Omicron while you are at home?
Symptoms of infection with the Corona virus and the mutant Omicron are similar to those of other diseases, and the most common symptoms are: cough, high temperature, chills, body aches, weakness and general fatigue, and sometimes shortness of breath.
Your immune system can fight disease, but it needs your support. Here are some tips from professionals to take care of yourself and recover from illness while you are at home:
1. Get rest and plenty of fluids:
According to the US National Institutes of Health, there is no evidence of magic home recipes to treat the Corona virus, and there is not enough evidence to recommend taking vitamin D or zinc as therapeutic supplements, and the most important thing doctors advise in any clinic is: resort to rest, this relieves fatigue and helps to feel Getting better, drinking plenty of fluids, water, soup, fruit juice, and hot tea with lemon are all good options.
People infected with the Coronavirus should get plenty of rest, drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration caused by fever, and whether the body is well hydrated or not can be measured by the color of urine if it is light yellow or clear or not.
In addition, fluids can help treat a sore throat and loosen mucus.
2. Support the immune system with healthy food:
Your body needs good nutrition to support your immune system. Eat healthy food, with more fruits and vegetables.
3. Practicing a proper lifestyle:
Public Health Canada (PHAC) recommends eating healthy and exercising during home isolation, and using video calls to stay in touch with friends and family.
4. Dealing with nasal congestion and coughing:
A steam bath can help relieve nasal congestion, and Vaseline can be a soothing conditioner for a nose tired of using tissues.
If you suffer from a cough, you can take a spoonful of honey to soothe the symptoms (but honey is not suitable for children). Taking a spoonful of honey half an hour before bed reduces phlegm and helps a person sleep better.
Dry cough can be eliminated by drinking lukewarm water with the addition of lemon and honey, this will help relax the throat. To relieve a mucus cough (caused by a sore throat), inhale steam at least 3 times a day to get rid of mucus in the lungs. You can take lukewarm water, soup, herbal decoction, or ginger tea to get rid of a cough.
Avoid lying on your back. Instead, lie on your right or left side. This helps remove phlegm quickly. It is important to avoid smoking or breathing second-hand smoke while sick.
5. Resorting to pain relievers when necessary:
Over-the-counter pain relievers can be taken to relieve discomfort. Experts recommend avoiding pain relievers if you are in precautionary quarantine and have not yet confirmed infection, as painkillers may mask early symptoms of coronavirus.
Pain relievers don't cure you, but they may help ease your suffering so your immune system can fight off the disease.
6. Check your temperature if necessary:
You don't need to constantly monitor your temperature if you're feeling relatively well, but you can take your temperature if you feel worse and if you feel you might have a fever.
7. Seek medical help when needed:
There are some symptoms that should not be treated at home and that require medical attention, and these symptoms include: great difficulty breathing, chest pain, pressure, or difficulty waking up. The danger is in those who start with a mild illness, but then get worse.
A pulse oximeter can be purchased, which can tell you the level of oxygen in your blood, and provide a warning sign when to seek medical care, and this is especially important in the elderly and people with chronic diseases, their health should be closely monitored in terms of temperature, and check Heart rate, respiratory rates, and use of a pulse oximeter to measure the oxygen level.
I wish you good health