In the present situation, the whole world is facing hard times. The COVID-19, which has spread all around the world, is increasing day by day and has taken the lives of many people. There aren’t any proper medicines or vaccines to stop it, but guidelines are being given to help people get through it.
Mostly, the survivors do not know how to deal with it because they don’t have any proper information about it. They become afraid of the fact that either they are going to survive or not, and thus they surround themselves with an atmosphere of fear which further leads to hopelessness.
What is COVID -19?
First of all, we all should know what this COVID-19 is?
COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Mostly, a person having COVID-19 will experience mild symptoms and can recover without any special treatment. It spreads when heavy droplets are generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes and exhales. The droplets being heavy can’t stay in the air and hence fall on the floor and surface.
The symptoms of COVID-19 may show up within 14 days after exposure. The most common symptoms of COVID -19 are fever, cough and tiredness. However, the less common symptoms include difficulty in breathing, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, headache, chills, chest pain and rash on the skin
Mostly, about 80% of people recover without hospitalization. However, people of all ages having chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, lungs disease, cancer, and high blood pressure are at higher risk of falling seriously ill.
What should you do if you test positive?
If you have mild symptoms, then there’s no need to seek medical treatment. All you have to do is to stay at home, self-isolate yourself and keep track of your symptoms. But you face difficulty in breathing or pain in the chest then you should instantly seek medical treatment.
You need to be isolated for at least 14 days; however, it can go longer, in case you get yourself tested for the second time to see if the virus still exists or not.
Prevention/ How to stop the disease from spreading
- Avoid mass gatherings and crowded places.
- Try keeping at least 1-meter distance from others.
- Try to stay at home as much as possible unless you need to go for medical treatment.
- Always wear a face mask while going outside.
- Wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 to 30 seconds with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Stop sharing your dishes, glasses or any items with others in case of any symptoms.
- Use your elbow or a tissue to cover your mouth or nose in case you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue immediately and wash your hands.
- Try not to touch your eyes, nose and mouth.
Clean and sanitize the surfaces that are highly touched such as doorknobs, light switches and counters, daily.
There’s no need to get disappointed or feel like you are alone now. Just stay positive and energetic by doing exercise and keeping yourself active by doing different activities.