What do you do if you noticed symptoms of Coronavirus? The Chinese now understand the behaviour of the Covid 19 virus thanks to autopsies that they have carried out.
This virus is characterized by obstructing the respiratory pathways with thick mucus that solidifies and blocks the airways and lungs. So, they have discovered that you have to open and unblock these airways to be able to take medication so treatment can take effect. However, all of these takes some days.
Recommendations to Safeguard Yourself
1. Drink lots of hot liquids like coffee, soups, tea or warm water: Take a sip of warm water every 20 minutes because this keeps your mouth moist and washes any virus that entered your mouth into your stomach with some gastric juices will neutralize it before it can get into the lungs.
Gargle with an antiseptic in warm water such as Vinegar, salt or lemon – every day if possible: Wash your mouth and throat with a liquid. Keep this liquid in motion by breathing through it with a gurgling sound.
The virus attaches itself to hair and clothes: Any detergent or soap kills it, but you must take a bath or shower when you get in from the street. Avoid sitting down anywhere and go straight to the bathroom or shower. If you cannot wash your clothes daily, hang them in direct sunlight which also neutralizes the virus.
Wash metallic surfaces very carefully: The virus can remain viable on metallic surfaces for up to 9 days – Take note and be vigilant about touching handrails and door handles etc. unless you’re keeping them clean or wiping them down regularly.
Don’t smoke: Smoking affects the lungs, and this can make the attack on the lungs more dangerous.
Wash your hands every 20 minutes: Use any soap that foams and do it for 20 seconds. Wash your hands thoroughly. Handwashing with soap removes germs from hands. This helps prevent infections because people frequently touch their eyes, nose, and mouth without even realizing it. Germs can get into the body through the eyes, nose and mouth and make us sick.
Eat fruits and vegetables: Try to elevate your zinc levels and not just vitamin C levels. Vegetables and fruits are an important part of healthy eating and provide a source of many nutrients, including potassium, fibre, folate (folic acid) and vitamins A, E and C. Options like broccoli, spinach, tomatoes and garlic provide additional benefits, making them a superfood!
You should also eat food and fruits with high water contents like
Watermelon (91% water),
Tomatoes (95% water),
Spinach (93% water),
Broccoli ( 90% water ),
Orange ( 86% water ),
Apple (85% water),
Mushroom (92% water),
Animals do not spread the virus to people: It’s a person to person transmission, as such self-isolate yourself whenever you feel any of the symptoms which include fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhoea. These symptoms of coronavirus are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell.
Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.
Try to avoid getting the common flu: It weakens your system and as much as you can try to avoid eating and drinking cold things. Things you can also do here is to practice healthy habits, clean your home, strengthen your immune system, avoid large crowds, clean and disinfect surfaces. e.t.c.
If you feel any discomfort in your throat or a sore throat is coming on, attack it immediately using the above methods: The virus enters the system this way and remains for 3 or 4 days within the throat before it passes into the lungs. However, if you can attack it before it goes through, the better for you.
Stay healthy and maintain a healthy lifestyle as well.
Sources and credits
- World Health Organization
- University Hospital of Gran Canaria Dr Negrin
- The Telegraph, UK
- Food Safety Authority of Ireland