Tips on How to Diagnose and Treat COVID
COVID-19, otherwise known as Simian Virus 40, is a virus that causes a viral infection in humans. It is a member of the Family Restless Viruses (family of viruses that causes the flu). It is closely related to other forms of viruses that cause similar symptoms such as influenza, the common cold or herpes.
COVID-15 is caused by the same coronaviruses as COVID-18 and COVID-39. People who are pregnant, elderly, individuals with a chronic medical condition such as lung or heart disease, or those who are HIV positive tend to have a higher risk of getting more serious complications from COVID-15 infection.
The virus causes pneumonia and respiratory tract infection. It can also cause complications such as paralysis and death from complications of infection. The most commonly reported symptoms include fever, chills, fatigue, cough with mucus, wheezing, and breathing difficulties. The symptoms may not last over a couple of days.
Health care professionals should immediately diagnose COVID infection when they see fever, severe fatigue, nausea and vomiting. Signs and symptoms of COVID infection should also be present in patients who are not yet infected or with whom COVID infections have already occurred.
Some people are not able to fight off infections on their own, and depend on the help of a health care provider to do this. Some health care providers are not equipped or trained in how to detect and treat infections that come from the family of coronaviruses. Others are not even aware that they need to look for symptoms because these signs and symptoms are usually caused by other diseases, viruses, or bacteria.
The virus spreads quickly through contact with blood, semen, urine, saliva or any bodily fluid. It can live anywhere in the body including the lungs, brain, kidneys, eyes and skin. Once inside a human’s body, it multiplies rapidly, causing high fever, headache, seizures, muscle weakness, breathing difficulties and memory loss.
If you suspect you may have COVID or are concerned about an individual who you know has COVID, you can consult a health care provider for more information. Be sure to ask questions to ensure you get accurate information.
A health care provider can give you a variety of tests to check for COVID or other diseases, such as an antibody titer test, enzyme immunoassay, PCR, etc. to determine if you have the virus.
If you suspect you have COVID, it is important to note that your health care provider cannot diagnose the illness for you or tell you what the best course of action is. However, your health care provider can make sure that you receive proper treatment and you understand your options.
There are many treatment options available to the patient with COVID. Your health care provider will work with you to decide which treatment is right for you. Depending on the severity of the disease and the time it has taken for your health care provider to develop the appropriate treatment, he or she may recommend that you be treated with antiviral medication.
Treatment options are based on the virus and the person’s condition. Some patients may be able to undergo surgery while other may need to be treated with antiviral medications or be on a combination plan to keep their health in order.
There are home remedies that can be used to help fight the virus, however these are not recommended. These home remedies include a change of lifestyle, avoiding direct contact with any people who may have the virus or those with weak immune systems, and ensuring proper sanitation and protection against contagious bodily fluids.
Your health care provider will determine what home remedies are appropriate for your specific situation. Home remedies may involve changing your diet, avoiding exposure to contaminated objects, cleaning your home and your hands, and limiting exposure to possible sources of the virus.