COVID-19 Tips: Homekit & Care

COVID-19 Tips: Homekit & Care

Whether you are caring for a person at home or in a non-healthcare setting, these tips below can help to protect yourself and others. If you or someone in close proximity to you are experiencing some of the COVID-19 symptoms, use these steps as a measure to help slow down the development of more severe symptoms to the best of your ability.

Ultimately, anyone who is sick — even if they don’t know for sure they have coronavirus (COVID-19) — should stay home unless they need medical care. This helps prevent the illness from spreading to other people.

Remember to look out for the following signs of the virus:

1. Itchy throat
2. Dry throat
3. Dry cough
4. High temperature
5. Shortness of breath
6. Loss of smell

*Please note: Older adults or any other individual of varying ages with underlying conditions such as any chronic diseases, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), obesity, serious heart conditions or heart failure, or diabetes, etc. remain at a higher risk of severe illness and should call their doctor as soon as symptoms develop.

In case of mild COVID-19 symptoms, it is suggested that you keep the following items at home:

1. Paracetamol
2. Betadine for mouthwash and gargle
3. Vitamin C and D3 
5. B complex 
6. Vapour+ capsules for steam
7. Oximeter 
8. Oxygen cylinder (for emergency only)
10. Practice deep breathing exercises and steam

There are three COVID-19 stages, keeping in mind that symptoms may present differently in individuals:

1. COVID-19 in the nose – recovery time is half a day. Remember to do steam inhaling and take vitamin C. Usually no fever. Asymptomatic. 

2. COVID-19 in the throat – sore throat, recovery time 1 day. Remember to gargle hot water, drink warm water, and if your temperature begins to increase then take paracetamol, vitamin C, and B complex. If severe then take antibiotics. 

3. COVID-19 in the lungs – coughing and breathlessness for 4 to 5 days. Take vitamin C, B complex, gargle hot water, check your pulse with an oximeter (if you have one), take paracetamol, use an oxygen cylinder if severe, and drink a lot of liquid. Maintain deep breathing exercises.

After stage 3 you may need to consider going to the hospital. If available at home, monitor oxygen levels. If it goes near 43 (normal 98-100) then you will need an oxygen cylinder. If the symptoms persist or get worse, then call your doctor immediately for information about going to a hospital.

Some of the medicines and practices that are taken and done in isolation are listed below:

1. Vitamin C-1000
2. Vitamin E (E)
3. Sitting in the sunshine between 10:00 am – 11:00 am for 15-20 minutes.
4. Egg meal once a day
5. Take a rest/sleep for a minimum of 7-8 hours
6. Drink 1.5 liters of water daily
7. All meals should be warm (not cold).

This should help to strengthen the immune system.

Note that the pH of coronavirus varies from 5.5 to 8.5.

Therefore, to help counter the virus we must consume more alkaline foods above the acidity level of the virus, for example, drinking lemon with warm water eliminates the virus at the beginning before reaching the lungs, as well as eating:

  • Bananas 
  • Green lemon – 9.9 pH
  • Yellow Lemon – 8.2 pH
  • Avocado – 15.6 pH
  • Garlic – 13.2 pH
  • Mango – 8.7 pH
  • Tangerine – 8.5 pH
  • Pineapple – 12.7 pH
  • Watercress – 22.7 pH
  • Oranges – 9.2 pH

Rememebr to also continue to practice social distancing and keep high hygine protocols.

Stay home and stay safe.

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