COVID-19 is mildly contagious and many people can recover at their own homes. It is difficult to spread the virus between family members. These are some ways to help a loved one or friend who is sick.
If they have diagnose with and are positive, people who are at high risk of serious illness may able to take care of themselves at their home. High-risk for severe disease (e.g. High-risk individuals (e.g. seniors, pregnant women, those with chronic conditions, and those who are immunosuppressed) should consult their healthcare provider. Kindle Vella: The Future of Serialized Reading
Care for someone with COVID-19
Support a sick family member.
Limit the number of caregivers. A single person should assign who is healthy and has a low risk of developing serious illness from COVID-19. Completely vaccinated, less than 60 years of age, and without chronic conditions
Assist the person with a serious illness to follow their doctor’s instructions. They should be able to rest, drink lots of fluids, and eat healthy food.
Be on the lookout for signs
If the patient is seriously ill, seek immediate medical attention.
- Breathing difficulties
- Chest pain
- Mobility and speech loss
Age can have an impact on some symptoms. If your baby is refusing to breastfeed or has a fever, you should see a doctor immediately.
If you have symptoms such as fever, body ache, muscle pain, headaches, nausea, dizziness, dry cough, shortness, runny nose, or body ache, your family should know. Children may experience different symptoms. Children might experience difficulty feeding, fast breathing, and lethargy. If you experience any of these symptoms, get test.
Even if you are vaccinate, it is vital to remain vigilant. There is no vaccine that will protect you 100% from infection. It is possible to spread the virus to others if you have infect.
These preventative measures can discuss with your children. These steps will help to stop the spread of the disease.
Do not leave the person who is sick.
Always wear a mask to visit a hospital
Hand washing Wash your hands with soap, water, or an alcohol-based scrub.
Ventilation Make sure that all common areas such as the kitchen and bathroom vents. Keep windows and doors open to let in natural light.
Hygiene and cleaning: Discard all cups, plates, and utensils. All items should wash with hot water and soap.
If they are unable to or unwilling to clean the bathroom, they can disinfect it with gloves.
You can wash dirty laundry from someone who has been ill but be careful.
- If possible, wash the clothing of the person who has been ill with gloves
- Use soap or detergent to wash your items. You should let them dry completely. This will kill the virus.
- Use soap and water immediately to wash your hands.
- It is possible to keep your laundry in a bag rather than a basket.
To dispose of old tissues, masks, or other waste safely, use a separate bag.
Visitors should not allow seeing patients until they have fully recover from COVID-19 and are free of any signs or symptoms.
The length of isolation and the role of others in the household will determine by national guidelines. WHO recommends that sick people self-isolate for at least 10 to 15 days following the onset of symptoms and three days thereafter.