All You Need To Know About The Home Isolation Of Covid-19 | What to Do If you are Symptomatic of Corona?

All You Need To Know About The Home Isolation Of Covid-19

In the second wave of Corona, what is important to keep in mind while Isolation to treat Covid-19 at home. According to new guidelines of the Ministry of Health, Home Isolation Or Self-Isolation has recommended by Health Experts for those people who have mild symptomatic Covid-19. Hence, people who have symptoms of corona virus can isolate themselves at home for their treatment.  All You Need To Know About The Home Isolation Of Covid-19 | What to Do If you are Symptomatic of Corona?

Guidelines for HOME ISOLATION for a Person With Mild Symptoms of COVID-19Guidelines for HOME ISOLATION for a Person With Mild Symptoms of COVID-19

  • If a person has the following symptoms like cough, cold, fever, body ache and loss of taste and smell, get an RT-PCR test done as soon as possible.
  • The patient should follow symptomatic management for fever, cold, cough and sore throat. They can take gargle with hot water or take steam inhalation three times a day.
  • All medicines prescribed by the doctor should be taken on time, monitor your temperature level and oxygen levels thrice a day.
  • The infected person should have all facilities of living separately and at a reasonable distance from the family members during home isolation.
  • Patients should be kept in a well-ventilated room and opened windows to allow fresh air to enter the room.
  • Try to sleep on your stomach as much as possible, as it improves your oxygen circulation.
  • Needs to make safe distance from elderly and senior citizens, pregnant women, children and that family member with co-morbid conditions in the house. HOME ISOLATION for a Person With Mild Symptoms of COVID-19
  • Regularly wash hands thoroughly with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid sharing household items such as utensils, glasses, cups, food utensils, towels, bedding, or other items with others family members in the house.
  • Wear a surgical mask at all times. It should be changed at intervals of every 8 hours, and do not use disposable masks again.
  • Dispose of masks used by patients only after disinfecting them with 1% sodium hypochloride.
  • If a patient has symptoms like a high fever, difficulty in breathing, he/she should immediately inform the doctor or nearest health centre.

Guidelines For The Rest Of The Family Members Of Person Being Home Isolated Guidelines For The Rest Of The Family Members Of Person Being Home Isolated

  • During home isolation, only one member of the family should be taking care of such a person.
  • The person should not become in direct or close contact (for 14 days) with the other person.
  • Visitors should not be allowed in the house.
  • Use masks and disposable gloves when cleaning surfaces of an isolated person’s room, and don’t forget to wash hands after removing gloves.
  • Frequently touched material, surfaces or Isolated person’s room and toilet should be cleaned or disinfected with sodium hypochlorite solution.
  • Clean the clothes and other linen used by the person separately with detergent and keep it in the sunlight to dry properly.

Duration Of Home Isolation

In the confirmed case, the home quarantine period is for 14 days. After 14 days, the infected person will not have any symptoms like fever for three days, then home isolation will said to be over. Duration Of Home Isolation

Priya Singha
Priya Singha: Priya is a freelance writer with an experience of 4+ years of her writing career. She pursued her Masters from DDU, Gorakhpur. She is very passionate about writing and is fond of writing short articles and blogs. She even has worked for several companies. Writing articles in the field of Health & Fitness, Beauty, Home Remedies and Travel are some of her most interested topics and brings out the best in her.

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