How to quarantine?
If only one family member is infected with covid-19, it’s important to speak with a health care professional about the condition so that suggestions can be made to keep the whole family safe. Positive patients can choose to stay in a hotel because they are contagious. A positive patient may also self-quarantine in a bedroom with a bathroom nearby. If this isn’t possible, all members of the family should wear masks in shared spaces at all times.
Who is responsible for food preparation?
If at all possible, infected people should avoid cooking food. If they must cook, they should only prepare food for themselves and clean the kitchen thoroughly afterward.
When do you seek the advice of a physician?
Typically, COVID-19 is at its worst about 8 to 10 days after symptoms start. If patients’ breathing becomes more difficult or they feel chest pressure, they may contact a doctor or another clinician.
How to monitor your oxygen level at home?
COVID-19 can make it difficult for oxygen to get into the bloodstream, but patients don’t often feel out of breath when their oxygen levels are down. A pulse oximeter, a relatively inexpensive instrument that conveniently clamps onto a finger, can be used by patients at home to measure the percentage of oxygen in their blood.
What would you do to keep yourself at ease?
To help with breathing, doctors recommended sleeping and pruning (lying on one’s stomach). For fever or aches, she suggested acetaminophen. Patients should get up and walk around every hour if at all possible, as lying in bed for long periods of time can cause back pain and stiffness.
How to speed up the healing process?
COVID-19 patients can get outside once a day for as little as 15 minutes for exercise and vitamin D from sunlight, according to doctors, but only if the air quality is good and they can do so safely without entering into public spaces. It is also important to maintain a healthy level of hydration.
When does the quarantine period end?
Patients who are usually safe and have mild symptoms should self-quarantine for 10 days after symptoms begin and for at least three days after the onset of fever, according to doctors. People who are exposed to the virus or in the hospital should isolate for 20 days after symptoms appear. Patients should continue to wear masks when out in public after ending self-isolation and wash their hands regularly.