We don’t hear much about how to fight COVID at home.
Here’s a post from someone who’s dealt with Covid. The author is unknown. We thought this might be helpful and share it for it’s own sake.
DISCLAIMER: We’re not healthcare professionals, so please consult your doctor if you need help.
I came down with Covid in November. I went to the hospital, running a fever of 103, a rapid heart beat, and other common symptoms that come with Covid. While I was there they treated me for the high fever, dehydration and pneumonia.
The doctor sent me home to fight Covid with two prescriptions, Azithromycin (250mg) and Dexamethasone (6mg).
Azithromycin is an antibiotic. Common brands include Zithromax, Zithromax Z-Pak, and Zmax.
Dexamethasone is a steroid often used to treat inflammation. Common brands: Ozurdex, DexPak 6 Day, DexPak 10 day
Sleep on your stomach or side, not your back.
When the nurse came in to discharge me, I asked her, “What can I do to help fight this at home?” She said, “Sleep on your stomach at all times with Covid. If you can’t sleep on your stomach because of heath 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.
Wake up every two hours and move around.
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 thru your nose, and out thru your mouth. This will help build up your lungs, plus help get 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 during every commercial.
Suggested Foods and Supplements
- 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. Room temperature or warm is better.
- Water with lemon, and little honey, peppermint tea, apple cider are good suggestions for getting in fluids.
- No milk products, or pork.
- Drink a smoothie of blueberries, strawberries, bananas, honey, tea and a spoon or two of peanut butter.
- Vitamins D3, C, B, Zinc, Potassium, and Probiotic One-Day are good ideas.
Over the Counter to Treat Symptoms
- Tylenol for fever.
- Mucinex or Mucinex DM for drainage, plus helps the cough.
- Pepcid helps for cramps in your legs.
- Aspirin (low dose/baby aspirin) everyday can help prevent getting a blood clot, which can occur from low activity. “
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