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Here’s How To Treat Covid-19 At Home

Jan 15 2021 By Priya  
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Covid-19 has been a part of our lives since November 2019. And for all of 2020, people around the world were trying their best to fight it. Even though we’ve entered 2021, the threats of coronavirus still remain.

Sure, the vaccine is now in process and people around the world are practicing several safety measures to treat Covid-19. But that hasn’t stopped the virus from spreading.

Millions of people are still infected by the virus on a daily basis. Yet, there’s only so much health-workers can do. Hospital beds around the world are almost completely occupied. And even the doctors suggest you treat it at home by yourself.

We’ve all heard that self-isolation is the one way you can treat the virus and stop it from spreading. However, it is one of the vaguest answers you can get when it comes to fighting Covid-19.

At this point, it all comes down to you and how you treat yourself if you have Covid-19.

Here’s how you can treat Covid-19 at home.

Diet.

In order to treat Covid-19 at home, make sure you eat food rich in vitamins and potassium.

Include 1-2 eggs on your daily diet. Eat fruits like banana and avocado and vegetables like asparagus. These foods will give you plenty of strength to fight off the virus.

Fluid.

Hydrating yourself is crucial when it comes to treating Covid-19 at home. Drink fluids like Gatorade Zero, Powerade Zero, Pedialyte, or water with electrolytes.

Drink water with lemon and honey, apple cider, and peppermint tea as it can keep you hydrated.

Make smoothies out of fruits and berries like bananas, strawberries, and blueberries. Add honey and a dollop of peanut butter if you’re not allergic.

Keep yourself hydrated throughout the day by consuming enough fluid.

Sleep Pattern.

How you sleep plays a major role when treating Covid-19 at home. Make sure to always sleep on your stomach. However, if that’s not possible sleep on your side. But, no matter what, do not sleep on your back.

Sleeping on your back might rupture your lungs. So, make sure you avoid it at all times. Even when you’re sitting on a recliner, do not lay back; always sit up straight.

Set your alarm clock to every two hours while you’re sleeping to make sure you’re sleeping correctly.

Take Care of Your Lungs.

Make sure you get out of bed and walk around for at least 15-30 minutes. Move your arms around while walking as it helps open up your lungs.

Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. This helps in expanding your lungs and get rid of any fluids or Pneumonia.

Move around as much as you can, even if you feel physically weak. Get up and walk during commercials if you’re watching TV. Walk up and down the stairs if possible. Being active is the key to treat Covid-19 at home.

Medicines to Take.

Consume Vitamins B, C, D3, probiotics, and zinc once a day to keep your immune system going.

Take Mucinex or Mucinex DM for drainage or cough and Tylenol for the fever.

You might also experience cramps on your legs, take Pepcid to avoid it. And consume one baby Asprin every day to avoid blood clots from low activity.

Things to Avoid.

As I mentioned earlier, in order to treat Covid-19 at home, how you sleep plays a vital role. So, make sure you don’t sleep or lay on your back.

Apart from that, avoid eating or drinking anything cold. Always make sure that your food is at room temperature. Or heat it up before consumption.

Do not eat dairy products like milk, yogurt, etc. They’re not very helpful in treating coronavirus. Also, avoid pork meat and products like ham and bacon.

Most importantly, don’t stress out about the virus and don’t let it consume you. As scary as it is, taking precautions and following safety measures can help you treat Covid-19 easily at home.

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