How to Address Mild COVID Symptoms at Home
In case you developed mild COVID symptoms like fever, body aches, cough, sore throat, and headache, consider doing the following:
Stay at home
Don’t go to work even if you feel well enough to do so.
At home, isolate yourself in a separate room at all times. Though being in shared spaces is not ideal especially when you have vulnerable members at home, if it can not be avoided, wear a surgical mask if you need to be around people and maintain distance. Don’t share utensils and do have your food sent to your room during mealtimes. If your home has two bathrooms, dedicate one to yourself. When bathroom sharing is the only option, it needs disinfection after you use it. Also, don’t forget regular handwashing and disinfection.
Now, if you live alone, arrange for no-contact delivery of your essentials. In some areas, the barangay officers help with this.
Get plenty of rest
One of the things you can do to address mild COVID symptoms at home is to get plenty of rest. Resting and having adequate sleep help your body fight off the infection.
Getting plenty of fluids helps address some of the mild symptoms of COVID at home.
If you have a fever, water replaces the fluids you lose through sweating and it helps dehydration. Warm water can also soothe dry cough and nasal congestion by breaking up the mucus. Consider sipping water throughout the day.
Note: Avoid sugary drinks and caffeinated beverages. However, you can add a teaspoon of honey with a cup of tea or water to ease your sore throat.
Eat nutritious meals