What to do when you have COVID – 19?

Posted on : October 15, 2020 by Clinic One Team on COVID-19

Everyone is telling you how to not catch Coronavirus, but no one is saying what to do if you get it.  

We can see a lot of recommendation for how to try to avoid Coronavirus in the first place:

But, what we cannot find is advice for what happens if you actually get COVID – 19, which many of us will.

You basically just want to prepare as though you know you’re going to get a nasty respiratory bug, like bronchitis or pneumonia. You just need to have the foresight to know it might come your way and stay prepared!

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7 Things to do to prepare for Covid-19

  1.  Get 20 minutes of sun on your entire body (or as much as possible) every day. This will dramatically increase your Vitamin D levels, which improves your immune system. 
  2. Take a good general supplement, plus 2000mg Vit C a day. Include ZINC, SELENIUM & GLUTATHIONE. 
  3. Buy in advance to prepare:
    • Tissues
    • Paracetamol
    • Whatever your generic, mucus thinning cough medicine of choice is (check the label and make sure you’re not doubling up on Paracetamol)
    • Honey and lemon    
    • Vick vaporub for your chest
  4. If you don’t have a humidifier, buy it and use in your room when you go to bed overnight. You can also just turn the shower on hot and sit in the bathroom breathing in the steam.
  5. If you have a history of asthma and you have a prescription inhaler, make sure the one you have isn’t expired. Refill it/get a new one if necessary.
  6. Do meal prep: make a big batch of your favorite soup to freeze and have on hand.
  7. Stock up on whatever your favorite clear fluids are to drink. Though plain water is fine, you may appreciate some variety!

How to manage symptoms of COVID – 19 at Home?

  1. If you have a fever over 38°C, take Paracetamol rather than Ibuprofen.
  2. Hydrate hydrate, hydrate!
  3. Rest a lot. You should not leave your house! Even if you are feeling better, you may still be infectious for 14 days. Avoid older people and those with existing health conditions!
  4. Wear gloves and a mask to avoid contaminating others in your house.
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4. Isolate in your bedroom if not living alone. Ask friends and family to leave supplies outside to avoid contact.

5. Sanitize your bed linen and clothes frequently by washing and clean your bathroom with recommended sanitizers.


a. You are having trouble breathing

b. Your fever is very high (over 39°C) and unmanaged with meds

c. You are worried or in distress or feel your symptoms are getting worse.

90% of healthy adult cases thus far have been managed at home with basic rest/hydration/over-the-counter meds.

How should individuals with Existing Medical Issues manage Covid-19?

If you have a pre-existing lung condition (COPD, emphysema, lung cancer) or are on immunosuppressants, now is a great time to talk to your doctor or specialist about what they would like you to do if you get sick with Covid-19 virus.

Consult online with your doctor to avoid close contact with other people and reduce the chance of getting infected with the virus.

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How to manage COVID – 19 for Children?

It has been found that kids usually bounce back in a few days if exposed to the virus. However, they will still be infectious. Just use pediatric dosing, and consult a pediatrician or your health care provider.

Be calm and prepare rationally.

This is to inform us all that the pH for the corona virus varies from 5.5 to 8.5.

To beat the corona virus, we need to take more alkaline foods that are above the pH level of the Virus.

Some of these food are:

  • Lemon – 9.9pH
  • Lime – 8.2pH
  • Avocado – 15.6pH
  • Garlic – 13.2pH
  • Mango – 8.7pH
  • Tangerine – 8.5pH
  • Pineapple – 12.7pH
  • Dandelion – 22.7pH
  • Orange – 9.2pH

How do you know you have coronavirus?

  1. Itching in the throat
  2. Dry throat
  3. Dry cough
  4. High temperature
  5. Shortness of breath

Whenever you notice these symptoms, quickly take warm water with lemon and drink.

Do not keep this information to yourself only. Share it with all your family and friends. Stay Safe and God bless you!

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