Coronavirus - What To Do If You Do Get It??
I saw a post on this earlier and wanted to share. I haven't seen much of anything posted on what to do if you have Coronavirus or think you may have it. I've seen plenty articles on what it is and yes this is important. Knowing the enemy is a very large part of the battle. Now,
- WHAT DO WE DO IF...?
- HOW DO WE DEFEAT THE BEAST?
- WHAT IS OUR STRATEGY FOR PREVENTION AND HEALING?
1st, let's take a deep breath. From all I've heard and read, one major part we cannot forget is to think of others! Let's not run all over each other in a panic to save ourselves. This is scary enough (especially for those who need the help and and are more vulnerable) and we don't need to be fighting each other too. Let's make an attempt to put others 1st, stay proactive with our focus on this horrible event and strive to share helpful info like the following. I copied this from a post on friends timeline and I'm not saying this is 100% true, but it's the best I've seen on counter measures for anyone who thinks they may be infected or for those that want to prevent becoming infected. I hope this is something to help calm some nerves, bring you a tangible set of things you can do and will bring some encouragement in such a trying and scary time! 😊
- What we've been doing for weeks now as a counter measure is - Hot Apple Cider Vinegar Tea - We've made up our own recipe for smaller portions (1 cup water; 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar; 1 teaspoon honey; dash of lemon juice). But here's a great recipe to check out - apple-cider-vinegar-tea/
As an intro into the section I wanted to share we want you to know this,
You ARE NOT ALONE!
This isolation and containment has a real effect of making us feel - alone! You're not! If you need ANY help. We would love to help. Need a ride, need someone to talk to or someone to go for a walk with? That sounds nice!
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What happens if you DO get coronavirus?
- "You basically just want to prepare as though you know you’re going to get a nasty respiratory bug like the flu, bronchitis or pneumonia. You just have the foresight to know it’s coming."
- "Things you should *actually* buy ahead of time: Kleenex, Acetaminophen (Tylenol) in 325 mg tablets, Ibuprofen (Advil) in 200 mg tablets, Mucinex, Robitussin or DayQuil/NyQuil, whatever your cough medicine of choice is. Also please BUY a ￼￼￼thermometer don’t go to any ER & Drs and say I felt warm!"
- "If you don’t have a humidifier, that would also be a good thing to get. (You can also just turn the shower on hot and sit in the bathroom breathing in the steam), or boil a pot of water on the stove. Also a good time to make a big batch of your favorite soup to freeze and have on hand." All of these have been great recipes for helping with a bed cold, cough and congestion. Why not now!? Plus, they sound super relaxing and such a tense time.
- "If you have a history of asthma and you have a prescription inhaler, make sure the one you have isn’t expired and refill it/get a new one if it is. Refill all of your needed medications, early if you can."
- "For symptom management, use the meds mentioned. For a fever over 101, alternate Tylenol every 4 hours and Motrin every 6 hours so you’re taking a dose of one or the other every 2-3 hours. Can be taken at the same time also! Use both cough suppressants and expectorants (most cough meds have both). Drink a ton, hydrate hydrate. Rest lots. Please take meds before rushing to ER, urgent care or DR office. Recheck temp in 1 hour to see if the meds helped."
- "If you're sick, you should not be leaving your house except to go to the doctor (call ahead first), and if you do, wear a mask (regular is fine, you don’t need an N95). You DO NOT NEED TO GO TO THE ER unless you are having trouble breathing or your fever is very high and unmanaged with meds. ER are for life threatening illnesses."
- "90% of healthy adult cases thus far have been managed at home with basic rest/hydration/over-the-counter meds. We don’t want to clog the ERs unless you’re actually in distress. The hospital beds will be used for people who actively need oxygen/breathing treatments/IV fluids."
- "If you have a pre-existing lung condition (COPD, emphysema, lung cancer) or are on immunosuppressants, now is a great time to talk to your PCP or specialist about what they would like you to do if you get sick. They might have plans to get you admitted and bypass the ER entirely."
- — they usually bounce back in a few days, no one under 18 has died, and almost no kids have required hospitalization (unless they have a lung disease like CF).One major relief to you parents is that kids do VERY well with coronavirus"
- Just use pediatric dosing of the same meds. Buy them now if you do not already have them on hand."
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