While one early study found that 80% of confirmed COVID-19 cases are considered
mild, the definition of "mild" can include a range of symptoms and still be painful,
even if they don't require hospitalization. According to Dr. Rishi Desai, the chief
medical officer at Osmosis, there are some ways you can mitigate your mild
coronavirus symptoms from home.
The COVID-19, coronavirus, is spreading but while one of the early study founnd
that 80% of cases are considered mild. The definition of mild the definition of mild
can include a range of symptoms and still be painful. Even though cases might
not require hospitalization. I have mild symptoms.
I'm coughing but am I coughing once every minute, or is it every 10 minutes
or five minutes? And if that starts to get more and more frequent, the exam
copying every two minutes. Now , every one minute and now I can't even
speak to you because I'm running out of breath.
Those are the things that would trigger me pick up the phone saying,
‘Hey, you know what things are actually worse’. That's doctor Rishi Desai,
the chief medical officer at osmosis. He says fatigue is the most common
symptom of the corona virus but there are some other ones to watch out for.
So typically,it slows you down. It causes fatigue or malaise. You might be less
inclined to get up and do work and maybe a sore throat. So maybe, some vocal
symptoms like that.You can have a runny nose. You can have some congestion
and you knows that inflammation in your nose makes it hard to smell. It can also
affect your taste.So all the sudden things that you usually would really enjoy,
you're not really enjoying those foods anymore. A lot of what I'm describing to
be perfectly honest is a lot of the same sort of general symptoms or mild
symptoms yet with the common colds.Likewise, the way to mitigate your mild
coronavirus symptoms is largely the same way you'd relieve your typical cold.
For example, you would drink a lot of fluids.You'd make sure those fluids have
a little bit of salt and a little bit of sugar in them because that way you get the
fluid absorbed into your body. So a great example that would be broth or soup.
You'd make sure in general you're hydrated and that you're peeing multiple
times a day. You'd want to trigger your fever and see if the fever is getting
better or worse. And if it's getting worse, maybe, you take a medication like
Tylenol. The one thing that's different that you would do with COVID is that
you'd monitor your symptoms really closely because if they're getting worse.
Then you'd want to call and make sure you get seen.
The CDC says that if you're experiencing symptoms. You think may be a result
of Covid-19 seek medical attention by calling your doctor first. If you have an
underlying condition like diabetes, asthma, cardiovascular disease, or cancer,
and you think you might have contracted the coronavirus, Desai says you should
be seeking medical attention immediately. For those with mild symptoms,
it's extremely important to monitor them to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Do your best to limit contact with people. Stay vigilant by washing your hands,
cleaning the surfaces you use daily, and monitoring your health.
1. State the definition of ‘mild’ symptoms for coronavirus.
2. How can we mitigate mild coronavirus at home, as per Dr. Desai?
3. What do you think of the current approach your country is currently taking to combat this virus?