Coronavirus, aka covid-19, is on the list of infectious diseases. However, it is a new form of the virus and it has recently been discovered. Most people infected with the virus suffer from mild to moderate symptoms. The good news is that most patients recover from an illness without treatment. In this article, we are going to talk about the symptoms and preventive measures that can help keep you safe.
According to ongoing research, older people and those who already have underlying medical conditions such as cancer, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes are more likely to have severe symptoms of these diseases.
As far as prevention is concerned, the best way is to be informed which means you should take proper precautions to avoid catching the virus. For this you need to understand what causes diseases and how it spreads from one person to another.
The first and most important preventative measure is to wash your hands using alcohol-based sanitizers and avoid touching your nose, hair, lips or other parts of your face.
Now, the million-dollar question is, how did this virus spread? According to a recent study, coronavirus is spread when an infected person sneezes or coughs. Small drops of discharge from a person’s mouse or nose enter another person’s body through their words or mouth. Therefore, it is important to follow proper breathing etiquette.
Currently, we have no treatment or vaccine for the coronavirus. However, clinical trials are still ongoing to evaluate possible treatments and their effectiveness. You can get updated information from the WHO website.
Fortunately, there are several proven ways to prevent infection and reduce the speed at which it spreads. Below are some tips that can help you protect yourself from infection and slow the spread.
Practice washing your hands with soapy water. It is best to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds because soapy water takes as long as it takes to get the virus.
If someone is sneezing or coughing, make sure you are standing at least one meter away from them.
As much as possible, try to avoid touching your face
If you have to sneeze or cough, cover your nose and mouth to prevent your nipples from infecting others or things.
If you think you are infected with the virus, go outside and do not stay indoors.
Do not smoke or engage in activities that could weaken your lungs.
Practice social distance and don’t travel if you don’t really need to.
First, it is important to note that coronavirus does not affect everyone in the same way. Covid-19 spreads respiratory diseases so most people suffer from mild to moderate symptoms. This means that most infected patients can recover from the illness without any special treatment. All they need to do is keep themselves away from everyone and practice the tips outlined above.
However, people with underlying conditions are at greater risk of suffering from severe symptoms. Some of them may die from the virus. Similarly, people over the age of 60 are at higher risk of severe symptoms. So, these people should be more careful than others.
Below are some common symptoms of the virus. These are mild symptoms and can go away in 7 to 14 days.
Aches and pains
Weakness of breath
Very few people can get diarrhea through the nose
If you have mild symptoms or you are monitoring self-isolation, you can contact your healthcare provider for advice on how to test for the virus. This is important if you want to protect yourself and your family from infection. Your life and the life of your family is in your hands.
If you have a cough, fever or difficulty breathing, you may want to contact your nearest doctor now without wasting time.
So, it was preliminary information about Kovid-19 and what steps you can take to protect yourself from infection.