Health Issues

COVID19 Related Health Problems

Difficulty in Breathing:



  • Are you breathless or feel shortness of breath while doing routine activities

  • Measure oxygen level (saturation) if you have pulse oximeter: If saturation is persistently 94% or below


Before you call: 

Make the patient to lie down in prone position (face down) for 15-30 min and recheck oxygen saturation.

Deep breathing: Slowly take a deep breath in, hold as long as its comfortable -DO NOT FORCE- exhale slowly: keep repeating the cycles. Try to expand your entire chest and belly

Urgently call helpline - 9646121511, 9646121642, 01722501303 if saturation is persistently low 

Check oxygen saturation accurately*

  • Make sure hand is comfortably placed by the side of body

  • Ensure to use index finger of dominant hand, no nail paint or mehandi on finger

  • Record continuously for 30 seconds, check pulse oximeter reading in other hand

  • Check the saturation of healthy members to ensure pulse oximeter is working properly

  • Make sure you are reading saturation in SpO2% and not Heart rate that is expressed in beats per minute [bpm]

Headache



  • Try applying rub or other home remedies

  • Tablet Dolo or Paracetamol or Crocin 500mg one tablet as and when required or every 8 Hourly by mouth (20-30 min after meals or eating something, please do not take it empty stomach)

  • If very sever contact helpline.

Fever: Mild



  • Tablet Dolo or Paracetamol or Crocin 500mg one tablet as and when required or every 8 Hourly by mouth (20-30 min after meals or eating something, please do not take it empty stomach)

  • Note: Check temperature before giving the tablet if you have thermometer

Fever: Persistent



  • Tablet Dolo or Paracetamol or Crocin 500mg one tablet every 6 Hourly by mouth (20-30 min after meals or eating something, please do not take it empty stomach)

  • Tapid Water Sponging: If fever remain high after 4 tablets a day or rises before next dose is due [Tapid Water Sponging: Wet a cloth with tap water (NOT COLD) and place over forehead, hands, arms, legs and feet till fever comes to 100*F]

  • Call helpline number if fever remain continuously high for more than 48-72 hrs despite four paracetamol tablets a day and tapid water sponging: 9646121511, 9646121642, 01722501303

  • Note: Check temperature before giving the tablet if you have thermometer and keep recording the temperature readings on paper/chart

Cough: Mild or occasional



  • Warm Saline Gargles 5-6 times a day

  • Use home remedies for cough like honey and back pepper powder or Honey, black pepper powder and resins or ginger or other home remedies/herbal remedies


 
Persistent Cough

  • Continue warm Saline Gargles 5-6 times a day to continue

  • Continue home remedies for cough like honey and back pepper powder or Honey, black pepper powder and resins or ginger or other home remedies/herbal remedies

  • Steam Inhalation 5-6 times a day

  • Syrups for cough (Ayurvedic or Allopathic) two table spoons thrice a day [After consulting a doctor]

  • Call helpline if cough is making talking, breathing or sleeping difficult or if continuously increasing for 24-48 hrs; 9646121511, 9646121642, 01722501303


 

  • Note: Check temperature before giving the tablet if you have thermometer

Soar Throat



  • Gargles with warm water with pinch of salt added to it, 5-6 times a day

  • Tablet Dolo/Paracetamol/Crocin 500mg as and when required or thrice a day (If already taking for fever then this will help in it as well)

  • If already taken but no relief/any other concern  then please call helpline numbers-9646121511, 9646121642, 01722501303

Body aches



  • Take warm bath/shower

  • Relax, rest and have adequate sleep

  • Massage the body part

  • Tablet Paracetamol 500mg as and when required (if not taking already)

  • If already taken but no relief then call on following numbers: 9646121511, 9646121642, 01722501303

Joint Pains



  • Apply local pain relief ointments available at home

  • Hot fomentation and rest to the part

  • Tablet Dolo/Paracetamol as and when required or every 8 hourly if not taking already

  • If already taken but no relief then call helpline numbers

Loose Stools


Increase your fluid intake and consume plenty of fluids. Take some liquids after each stool to maintain the body water level and hydration

ORS to be reconstituted and taken as per the instruction written over the sachet

Check for signs of dehydration: Dry mouth, dry eyes reduced urine output, excessive thirst, irritability or lethargy

If already taken but no relief/other concerns:  Call helpline numbers: 9646121511, 9646121642, 01722501303

  • Yes! Its  fact that its testing time for entire mankind and such health issues like loss of sleep are quite a normal human reaction.

  • Involve yourself in some activity, talk to your friends, express yourself

  • Do some exercise, physical activity, sing aloud!

  • Write the diary or journal about what are you feeling right now and how you want to be feel like.

  • Take adequate and balanced meals and all the medications

  • May involve in 'prayers' or chant the devotional songs'

  • Remember and recall your good times and believe that they are 'just around the corner', just  a day more

  • This 'too shall pass, have faith'!

Many patients face this problem and its quite specific for COVID-19 infection. These senses usually recovers as infection passes by.
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