While one early study found that 80% of confirmed COVID-19 cases are
considered mild,the definition of "mild" can include a range of symptoms
and still be painful,even if they don't require hospitalization.
According to Dr. Rishi Desai, the chief medical officer at Osmosis,
there are some ways you can mitigate your mild coronavirus symptoms from home.
The COVID-19, coronavirus, is still spreading.
But while one early study found that 80% of cases are considered mild.
The definition of mild can include a range of symptoms and still be painful
even though cases might not require hospitalization.
I have mild symptoms I'm coughing but am i coughing once every minute
or is it every 10 minutes or five minutes and if that starts to get more
and more frequent the exam copying
every two minutes now every one minute and now I can't even speak to you
because I'm running out of breath. Those are the things that would trigger me
pick up the phone saying, hey you know what things are actually worse.
That's doctor Rishi Desai, the chief medical officer at osmosis. He says fatigue
is the most common symptom of the corona virus but there are some other ones
to watch out for. So, typically it slows you down. It causes fatigue or malaise.
You might be less inclined to get up and do work and maybe a sore throat.
So, maybe, some local symptoms like that you can have a runny nose.
You can have some congestion and you knows that inflammation in your nose
makes it hard to smell.
It can also affect your taste so all the sudden things that
you usually would really enjoy you're not really enjoying those foods anymore.
A lot of what I'm describing to be perfectly honest is a lot of the same sort of
general symptoms or mild symptoms yet with the common colds likewise.
The way to mitigate your mild coronavirus symptoms is largely the same way
you'd relieve your typical cold. For example, you would drink a lot of fluids.
You'd make sure those fluids have a little bit of salt and a little bit of sugar in
them because that way you get the fluid absorbed into your body, so,
a great example that would be broth or soup. You'd make sure in general.
You're hydrated and that you're peeing multiple times a day. You'd want to
trigger your fever and see if the fever is getting better or worse. And if,
it's getting worse maybe you take a medication like Tylenol.
The one thing that's different that you would do with COVID is that you'd
monitor your symptoms really closely because if they're getting worse,
then you'd want to call and make sure
you get seen the CDC says that if you're experiencing symptoms, you think
may be a result of Covid that seek medical attention by calling your doctor first.
If you have an underlying condition like diabetes, asthma, cardiovascular disease,
or cancer, and you think you might have contracted the coronavirus, Desai says.
You should be seeking medical attention immediately for those with mild symptoms.
It's extremely important to monitor them to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Do your best to limit contact with people. Stay vigilant by washing your hands,
cleaning the surfaces you use daily, and monitoring your health.
1. What is the definition of mild symtoms, as per the video?
2. In what way salt and sugar can treat mild coronavirus symptoms?
3. What are the important reminders to prevent the spread of the said virus?