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Covid-19 Home Isolation: How to Treat Corona Patients During Home Isolation, Learn New Guidelines

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 Covid-19 Home Isolation: How to Treat Corona Patients During Home Isolation, Learn New Guidelines

A new guideline has been issued by the Ministry of Health in view of the increasing number of corona infections. Children have been told to keep in mind. Let us know what special information is provided for corona patients in this new guideline.



How to treat yourself in home isolation

There is some advice given by the government regarding home isolation. According to the guideline, the patient should be in constant touch with his doctor and if there is a serious condition, he should report it to the doctor immediately.

According to the guideline, treatment of corona should be started as soon as symptoms like fever, runny nose and cough appear. Twice a day patients are advised to rinse and sniff with warm water.

What to do if the fever is not under control?

According to the guideline, if the fever does not come under control even after taking paracetamol (650 mg) four times a day, the patient should consult a doctor. Your doctor may advise you to take a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug such as naproxen (250 mg twice a day). Apart from this the doctor may also prescribe a drug like ivermectin for the next 3 to 5 days.

According to the guideline, inhalation of budesonide may be given if fever and cough persist for more than 5 days. This drug of 800 mcg can be taken by inhaler twice a day for 5 to 7 days. If the fever and cough persist for more than 7 days, the doctor may also recommend taking low-dose oral steroids as per the guideline.

Special advice on remedies

The guideline states that patients with corona should not take remedicivir injections at home. Also, if there is any shortage of oxygen or any respiratory problem, the doctor should be informed immediately and hospitalized.

Corona protocol for children

Asymptomatic children do not need any treatment according to the guideline. However, it is important to pay attention to them as they may show symptoms of corona after a while. Corona in children should be treated according to their symptoms.

Children who have mild symptoms such as sore throat, runny nose, cough can be treated at home. For fever it is advisable to give paracetamol every 4-6 hours. For coughs, children should be given as much fluid as possible to rinse with warm water and maintain hydration. Among the mild symptoms, children are also advised not to give antibiotics.

Children with moderate symptoms of corona may also be affected by pneumonia. However, this does not require frequent lab tests. Children with moderate symptoms can also be admitted to Kovid Hospital. Amoxicillin can also be given to children for bacterial infections. And if there is less than 94% oxygen, it is also advisable to give oxygen supplementation.

Protocol for children with severe symptoms

Children with a low oxygen level of less than 90% have severe symptoms of Covid-19. These children may also experience severe symptoms such as severe pneumonia, multi-organ dysfunction syndrome and septic shock. According to the protocol, thrombosis, hemophagocytic lymphohistocytosis and organ failure should be investigated in these children.

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