Despite the Covid-19 vaccine being rolled out across the country, it’s still necessary to take the proper precautions to avoid further exposure to the virus. You can still catch the virus, and if you do, you need to know how to manage your Covid-19 symptoms at home. It’s of the highest importance to maintaining isolation in the case of contracting the virus so you can protect yourself and the community around you.
Do Not Leave Your Home
When you have been infected with the virus, the best thing you can do is to stay inside your home and not leave until you no longer have it. Most people who catch the virus show mild symptoms, which means that it’s perfectly safe to treat yourself at home. The only time you should leave your home is if there’s an emergency or if you need essentials such as food or toiletries which you cannot order online.
Limit Exposure at Home
Even while at home, you may need to further limit how much you walk around. If you’re living with friends, relatives, or children, then you must isolate yourself in a single room to protect them from getting the virus.
Monitor Your Symptoms
Watch out for your symptoms and keep a record of them. Make notes of what symptoms you’re experiencing, how your body feels, and any pain that you may be experiencing. The list can help later if you need to see a doctor and you can clearly explain your past symptoms.
If Symptoms Worsen
Keeping track of your symptoms will also help to track when they get worse and require medical attention. If you begin to feel the onset of more serious symptoms and feel your wellbeing is in imminent danger, call 911. Let the dispatcher know you’re infected with Covid-19 and tell them your symptoms so the responders can adequately protect themselves.
Maintain Cleaning Routines
Infecting the surfaces of your home with the virus cannot be avoided when you’re isolating yourself. This is why you must maintain a thorough cleaning regimen to decontaminate the surfaces of your home. Countertops, doorknobs, chairs, tables, and any other high-touch surfaces need to be properly cleaned with sanitation tools to eliminate the virus from your home.
Be Aware of Post-Covid Syndrome
When your ordeal with the virus is over, you may experience long-term issues that may not resolve themselves for weeks or months. This is known as Post-Covid Syndrome, and it will benefit you to know what the after-effects of the virus will be and how they will affect you. Protect yourself from Covid-19 before you catch it, while you are infected, and after you have recovered.