As the cases and the crowd at hospitals have increased, the patients have been reluctant to visit doctors for regular consultation. However, it does not mean that you are unable to recover at home, even if it’s something like a pandemic virus. If you’re taking care of a sick person who has been diagnosed with the virus, the following steps should be followed. This applies to people who have tested positive but are not showing any signs as well.
Know the signs
What are the signs? Do you hold sufficient knowledge about the virus?
The symptoms include fever, coughing, and shortness of breath in addition to less common symptoms like aches/pains, sore throat, headache, loss of taste or smell, and rashes on the skin.
If you show any of these signs visit our website Mydoctionary and book an appointment with us, we will have you contact a health care professional immediately. Furthermore, you can also book Lab tests.
How to care for someone who is sick
Alienate the sick in another bedroom and consider giving them their own washroom if possible. Make sure that there is a decent movement of air in the room, e.g. from an air conditioning unit or an open window. Furthermore, arrange for their own dishes and eating utensils.
Help cover the person’s basic needs
- Help the person follow their consultant’s directions for care and medications. If you need any of your prescribed medicine, visit our online pharmacy.
- Make sure the person, who feels unwell, drinks plenty of fluids and rests
- Help with basic needs like shopping for grocery, keeping track of prescriptions and
Help them practice and maintain a good hygiene habit
- Provide them with clean clothes to wear daily. Immediately remove dirty clothes and wash them. Make sure you have disposable gloves and wash your hands regularly.
- Encourage them to wear face masks at all times. If they have trouble breathing with a mask on, then avoid such an act. Instead, wear a mask yourself when around the sick individual.
- Make sure there is hot water available in the bathroom. Hot showers stimulate blood flow to the rest of your body and provide benefits that can reduce your flu symptoms.
Have their doctor’s cell number on hand at all times. If the person continues to show symptoms or their health deteriorates, immediately contact a professional. If you are unable to contact anyone, visit our website Mydoctionary and book an appointment with a doctor immediately.
Finally protect yourself as well!
- Avoid all contact and limit the number of visitors.
- Eat-in a separate room. As mentioned above, wash the sick person’s dishes with gloves and hot water or simply use a dishwasher if available.
- Don’t share your belongings such as bedding or electronics with the person who is sick
- Track your own health. Look out for COVID-19 symptoms yourself.
So when to discontinue the isolation?
Make sure to contact the health care provider before recommencing normal day to day activities.