How to fight Covid at home

This was shared on a Covid survivor group. It sounds like good information for you to have handy. Please pass it on to anyone who is convalescing at home with Covid-19.

If you've been treated for Covid and sent home, chances are you will receive medications such as Azithromycin and Dexamethasone which you should continue for the recommended course. The following is the discharge information a registered nurse shared with a patient, diagnosed with Covid who was being discharged home.

“Sleep on your stomach at all times with Covid. If you can’t sleep on your stomach because of health issues sleep on your side. Do not lay on your back no matter what because it smashes your lungs and that will allow fluid to set in.

Set your clock every two hours while sleeping on your stomach, then get out of bed and walk for 15-30 min, no matter how tired or weak that you are. Also, move your arms around frequently, it helps to open your lungs. Breathe in through your nose, and out through your mouth. This will help build up your lungs, plus help gets rid of the Pneumonia or other fluid you may have.

When sitting in a recliner, sit up straight - do not lay back in the recliner, again this will smash your lungs. While watching TV - get up and walk around during every commercial.

Eat at least 1 - 2 eggs a day, plus bananas, avocado, and asparagus. These are good for Potassium. Drink Pedialyte, Gatorade Zero, Powerade Zero & Water with Electrolytes to prevent you from becoming dehydrated. Do not drink anything cold - have it at room temperature or warm it up. Water with lemon, and little honey, peppermint tea, apple cider are good suggestions for getting in fluids. No milk products, or pork. Vitamin D3, C, B, Zinc, Probiotics are good ideas. Use Tylenol for the fever. Mucinex, or Mucinex DM for drainage, plus helps the cough. Pepcid helps with cramps in your legs. And, one baby aspirin every day can help prevent getting a blood clot, which can occur from low activity. "

Drinking a smoothie of blueberries, strawberries, bananas, honey, tea, and a spoon or two of peanut butter is a good way to satisfy any hunger pangs. There are many stories of how many lives Covid has taken but not much on how to fight it to stay alive. I hope this helps you or someone you know.

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