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How can you treat COVID-19 symptoms at home?

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If your symptoms are mild enough to recover at home, you should:

  • Rest. It can make you feel better and may speed your recovery.
  • Stay home. Don't go to work, school, or public places.
  • Drink fluids. Dehydration can make symptoms worse.
  • Monitor. If your symptoms get worse, call your doctor right away.
  • Ask your doctor about over-the-counter medicines that may help, like acetaminophen to lower your fever.

The most important thing to do is to avoid infecting other people.

From: Treatment for COVID-19 WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: “Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).”

Richard Lassiter, MD, department of emergency medicine, Emory University Hospital.

Medscape: "Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Treatment and Management,” “So You Have a COVID-19 Patient; How Do You Treat Them?”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on March 18, 2020

SOURCES:

CDC: “Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).”

Richard Lassiter, MD, department of emergency medicine, Emory University Hospital.

Medscape: "Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Treatment and Management,” “So You Have a COVID-19 Patient; How Do You Treat Them?”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on March 18, 2020

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