Covid - 19 Home Care To-Do List
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Home care is given to a patient only in two conditions, one when the patient is suffering mild symptoms and the other when the hospital is full, and there is no space in the hospital for the patient to get admitted.
Some of the Covid home care to-do list for the patient includes:
The first step to stop the spread of germs is very important to get isolated. Get into a room away from your family members. It is best to interact with family members less. Having food separately and using a separate bathroom is the best thing to avoid spreading the disease.
Avoid Public Transport
If you need to visit a doctor, it is best to avoid using public transport facilities to avoid standing within people and touching here and there, spreading the virus. Patients are supposed to avoid interacting with people as much as possible.
Always wear a Mask
It is recommended that patients always wear a mask to avoid the droplets or the air touching the other person. Doctors recommend that patients wear double or triple-layered masks. But, make sure your mask covers your mouth and nose properly when interacting with someone.
The most important thing you should do to avoid the spread of the virus rapidly is to cover your mouth and nose whenever you cough or sneeze with a tissue or a handkerchief. Ensure your throw the used tissue after the use immediately, and make sure to wash your hands.
Maintain a Distance
The patient is supposed to maintain a specific distance while communicating with someone. A distance of atleast 6 feet is very important for the virus to be stoped.
Drinking a lot of fluids
Always try to stay hydrated, as suffering from Covid can result in getting dehydrated. It is very important to drink lots of warm fluids like soups to get your immunity healthy and get back to normal soon.
Wash your Hands
It is very important to keep your hands clean to avoid the spread. Wash your hands properly after using the washroom. It would be best if you even washed your hands as soon as you cough or sneeze. You can even use an alcohol-based sanitizer from time to time to kill the germs.
It is essential to care for yourself amidst look after the patient as well. Some of the Covid home care to-do lists for the caretakers or people living with the patient to protect themselves from the virus include:
It is best to wear the mask while you are with the patient. Ensure that the mask covers your nose and mouth properly and maintain a distance of 5 to 6 feet from the infected person. Do not touch the mask while you are using it, and throw the mask away after use.
Wash hands frequently
Washing hands frequently kills the bacteria. It is recommended to wash your hands with a good germ-killing soap or use sanitizer with atleast 60% alcohol-based. Avoid touching your face, even if you washed your hands.
Avoid direct contact with the sick person.
Whenever contacting the infected person, it is better to wear masks and gloves when handling their urine or stools or any bodily fluid. Remember to wash your hands after coming in contact with them properly.
Keep your home clean.
Try to clean the home again and again to avoid the spread of germs. Clean the floors, tabletops, surfaces, furniture, doorknobs, and all the things frequently touched with germ disinfectant sprays or floor cleaners.
Wash clothes in warm water. If cleaning the infected person’s clothes, make sure to wear proper gloves and a mask. Handle the clothes away from the body not to touch your body and put them in the laundry washing machine. Use a good detergent and properly dry the clothes in the dryer. Wash your hands thoroughly with a good germ-killing soap after handling the clothes.
It is vital to handle the sick person’s dishes carefully. Wear proper gloves before washing the utensils. Wash all the dishes with soap and hot water. Ensure to wash your hands after washing the dishes with a germ-killing soap.
Follow the above Covid home care to-do list and get out of the pandemic with ease.
Infected patients are recommended to end the isolation period only after 10 - 14 days since the symptoms had occurred. They are also recommended to see what the doctor suggests about ending their isolation period. People or caretakers taking care of the patient are advised to quarantine themselves for 14 days after the last contact with the infected person and see for any symptoms in themselves.
After the stressful days of quarantine, a person needs to relax and be stress-free to maintain mental stability.
- Stay in touch with your loved ones through phone calls, video calls, social media etc. but avoid gatherings.
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle by taking a healthy diet and staying hydrated with fresh juices that improve your immunity.
- Get enough sleep to reduce your stress level and to calm your body after a stressful health condition.
- Exercise and meditate to calm your brain and body, which will ultimately build up your immune system.
- Keep in track of your pulse and oxygen through an oximeter and also your temperature using a thermometer.
- The foremost thing is to avoid the news, which will increase your stress level.
Consult a doctor immediately if you feel mentally unstable or ill, anxiety or might feel underlying health issues.
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