How can I treat symptoms of COVID-19 at home?
Your healthcare provider might recommend the following to relieve symptoms and support your body’s natural defenses:
• Taking medications, like acetaminophen or ibuprofen, to reduce fever
• Drinking water or receiving intravenous fluids to stay hydrated
• Getting plenty of rest to help the body fight the virus
What can I do to reduce the COVID-19 symptoms if I only have a mild disease?
What are some of the medications that I can take to reduce the symptoms of COVID-19?
What can I do at home if I have mild COVID-19 symptoms and do not need hospitalization?
If you have mild COVID-19 symptoms, you will likely need to manage your health at home. Follow these tips:
• If you have a fever, drink plenty of fluids (water is best), get lots of rest, take acetaminophen (Tylenol®).
• If you have a cough, lie on your side or sit up (don’t lie on your back). Add a teaspoon of honey to your hot tea or hot water (don’t give honey to children under one year old). Gargle with salt water. Call your healthcare provider or pharmacist for advice about over-the-counter, comfort care product, like cough suppressants, cough drops/lozenges. Have a friend or family member pick up any needed medicines. You must stay at home.
• If you are anxious about your breathing, try to relax. Take slow deep breaths in through your nose and slowly release through pursed lips (like you’re are slowly blowing out a candle). If you are having trouble breathing, call 911.
What are some of the mild symptoms of COVID-19?
Can I stay at home to recover if I have only mild symptoms of COVID-19?
How long does it take to recover from COVID-19?
How bad can a mild case of COVID-19 be?
How long does it take for COVID-19 symptoms to start showing?
How long can a patient still feel the effects of COVID-19 after recovery?
How long can you spread COVID-19 after testing positive?
People with COVID-19 can spread the virus to other people for 10 days after they develop symptoms, or 10 days from the date of their positive test if they do not have symptoms. The person with COVID-19 and all members of the household should wear a well-fitted mask and consistently, inside the home.
Are three weeks enough to recover from COVID-19?
What are some of the lingering side effects of COVID-19?
Can COVID-19 leave lingering symptoms?
What are some of the potential long-term effects of COVID-19?
Known as post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC), or more commonly as Long COVID, these conditions affect all ages. Long-term effects include fatigue, shortness of breath, difficulty concentrating, sleep disorders, fevers, anxiety and depression.
What are the new or ongoing symptoms of COVID-19?
People commonly report experiencing different combinations of the following symptoms: Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath. Tiredness or fatigue. Symptoms that get worse after physical or mental activities (also known as post-exertional malaise)