New Delhi: The fear of the second wave of coronavirus is bothering everyone. The virus is spreading so fast that people of all ages are falling prey to it. Experiencing the symptoms and condition of the coronavirus, staying at home is the best way to cure it. Because most hospitals are full of patients, it is better to treat the patient at home unless the patient has severe symptoms.
If the patient has chest heaviness, difficulty in breathing, blood pressure, or sugar and is feeling dizzy, only then you shall take him/her to the hospital. If the patient has less severe symptoms, you can treat them at home and make him/her healthier. Here are a few tips on how to treat your patient in the house.
Selection of room for isolation:
It is necessary to keep the patient in isolation, so there should be a room that is well ventilated. In a closed room, the virus sits in one place and thrives, so it is important to have sunlight and air in the room. The room must have an attached bathroom and that bathroom should be used only by the Corona patient. If there is only one bathroom in the house, wash the bathroom and use it only after sanitizing.
Check Blood Pressure:
If he/she is not a patient of blood pressure, still check their blood pressure. Blood pressure can increase and decrease due to corona. If high BP is 140/90 and low BP is 100/65, contact a doctor and try to normalize blood pressure through food.
Check fever continuously:
Body temperature ranges from 98 ° F to 99 ° F. If the body temperature is higher than this, then fever may occur. Give fever-reducing medicine only on the advice of a doctor.
Check oxygen level:
Keep checking the level of oxygen in the blood with an oximeter. If the level of oxygen in the blood falls from normal 98% to 94%, then immediately tell the doctor. If the oxygen reaches 90 then do not delay and take them to the hospital immediately as the patient may need oxygen.
Keep thermometer and oximeter at home:
Make sure to keep a thermometer and an oximeter at home so that you keep checking fever and oxygen levels every 6 hours.
How often to check:
Measure fever and oxygen three times a day. 8 am 2 pm and 8 pm.