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Corona Virus Disease : Prevention And Care At Home

What is COVID-19?

Coronavirus disease 2019 is a contagious disease caused by a Virus, the Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. The first known case was identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The disease quickly spread worldwide, resulting in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Most of common Symptoms :

  • come to fever
  • come to cough 
  • come to tiredness
  • loss of taste or smell

Less common Symptoms :

  • sore throat
  • headache
  • aches and pains
  • diarrhea
  •  rash on the skin, or discoloration of fingers or toes
  • red or irritated eyes

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved these types of tests for diagnosing COVID-19:

RT-PCR test report. 

  • Also called a molecular test, this COVID-19 test detects the Virus's genetic material using a lab technique called reverse transcription polymerase Chain reaction (RT-PCR). 
  • A health care professional collects a fluid Sample by inserting a Longswab into the back of your throat (oropharyngeal swab). Or you may spit into a tube to produce a Saliva Sample.
  • If Sent to an outside lab, results may be available in minutes if analyzed onsite in 1 to 3 days — or Longer in locations with test processing delays. RT-PCR tests are very accurate when adequately performed by a health care professional, but the rapid test can miss some cases.

Antigen test. 

  • This COVID-19 test detects specific proteins in the Virus. Some Antigen Tests can produce results in minutes using a Longnasal swab to get a fluid Sample; others may be sent to a lab for analysis.
  • A positive Antigen Test result.

An RT-PCR test called the Flu SC2 Multiplex Assay can detect any of three Viruses simultaneously: 

The COVID-19 Virus, influenza A & influenza B (flu). Only a single sample is needed to check for all three Viruses, which could be helpful during the flu Season. But a negative result does not rule out the possibility of any of these infections. So the testing process may include more steps, depending on Symptoms, possible exposures & your provider's clinical judgment.

Prevention of covid-19 disease –

The following actions help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other Corona Viruses and influenza :

  1. Wear a face mask in public spaces.
  2. Maintain at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others.
  3. Avoid bigest gatherings.
  4. Socializetion outdoors.
  5. Get vaccinated & boosted as soon as you are eligible.
  6. Avoid close to contact with people who are sick.
  7. Minimize touching your eyes, nose & mouth.
  8. Stay home when you are sick.
  9. Cover your Sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  10. Clean frequently touched objects & surfaces regularly.
  11. Wash your hands often with soap & water.

Home-care tips in the condition of covid-19 disease :

Limit contact

  • Keep a Separate bedroom & bathroom for a person who is sick.
  • COVID-19 spreads between people in close contact (about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets created when someone talks, Coughs, or sneezes s. Staying away from others helps stop the spread of COVID-19.

Eat in Separate rooms or areas.

  • Stay Separated: The sick person should eat in their room, if possible.
  • Wash dishes & utensils using gloves & hot water 
  • Handle any plates, cups/glasses, or silverware the sick person uses with gloves. Wash them with soap & warm water or in a dishwasher.
  • Clean hands after taking off gloves or handling used items.

Avoid sharing personal items.

  •  Do not share dishes, cups/glasses, silverware, towels, bedding, or electronics (like a cell phone) with the sick person.

Clean your hands oftens.

  • Wash hands: Wash your hands oftens with soap/handwash & water for at least 20 Seconds. Tell everyone in the home to do the same, especially after being near the sick person.
  • Hand Sanitiser: If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand Sanitiser that contains at least 60% Alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands & rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Hands off: Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Test to prevent spread to others

  • Self-covid tests are one of several options for testing for the Virus that causes COVID-19 & may be more convenient than laboratory-based and point-of-care tests. Ask your doctor or local health department if you need help interpreting your test results.

Clean surfaces in your home regularly.

  • Clean high-touch surfaces (such as doorknobs, tables, handles, light switches, remote controls, phones, and countertops) regularly and after visitors in come your home.
  • Clean other surfaces in come your home when they are visibly dirty or as needed. Clean them more than frequently if people in your household are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19. Disinfect if certain conditions apply.
  • Clean surface using a product suitable for each an other character, following instructions on the product label.

   All know that "Prevention is better than cure."

While there is no medicine for COVID-19, it will be good to take preventive measures that boost our Immunity in these times. Enhancing the body's natural defense system is essential in maintaining optimum health.

 Ministry of AYUSH recommends the following Self-care guidelines for preventive health measures & boosting Immunity with particular reference to respiratory health.  

These are supported by Ayurvedic literature & scientific publications. Recommended Measures

 I . General Measures 

  • Drink warm water throughout the day. 
  • Daily practice of YogaSana, Meditation for at least 30 minutes as advised by the Ministry of AYUSH
  • Spices like Dhaniya (Coriander) and Lahsun (Garlic) are recommended in cooking. 

II . Ayurvedic Immunity Promoting Measures 

  1. Take Chyavanprash 10gm (1tsf) in the morning. People with diabetes should take sugar-free Chyavanprash
  2.  Drink Herbal Tea /decoction (Kadha) made from Kalimirch (Black pepper), Shunthi (Dry Ginger ), and Munakka (Raisin) - once or twice a day. Add jaggery (natural sugar) or fresh lemon juice to your taste, if needed. 
  3. Golden Milk- Half Teaspoon turmeric (Haldi) powder in 150 ml hot milk - once or twice daily. 
  4. Simple Ayurvedic Procedures Nasal application - Apply Sesame coconut oil or Ghee in both the nostrils (Pratimarsh Nasya) in the morning and evening. 
  5. Oil pulling therapy - Take one tablespoon of Coconut oil in your mouth, and do not drink. Swish in the mouth for two - three minutes & spit it off, followed by a hot water rinse. This can be done 1 or 2 a day. 

IV . During dry, Sore Throat 

  1. Steam inhalation with fresh mint (phudina) leaves, or Ajwain (Carom Seeds) can be practiced daily. 
  2. Lavang (Clove) powder mixed with natural sugar or honey can be taken 2-3 times a day in case of Coughor throat irritation. 
  3. These measures generally treat typical dehydrated Symptoms

The above measures can be followed to be the extent possible per an individual's convenience.

   "YOGAatHome, StayHome, StaySafe "

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