How to Treat COVID-19 at Home
According to the Centres For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), if you think you have or it's been confirmed that you have COVID-19, you should stay home from work, school, and other public places. In the event that you have to go out, you should avoid using public transportation and car services. The CDC also advises monitoring your symptoms along with staying hydrated and rested.
"If you're someone who has general malaise, fatigue, and you start having the cough and the fever, what you want to have on hand is a way that you keep hydrated," Laila Woc-Colburn, MD, FACP, FIDSA, associate professor and medical director of infectious diseases at Baylor College of Medicine, told POPSUGAR. Dr. Woc-Colburn suggests having liquids, such as water, available because when you have a fever, "you heat up and you can get dehydrated very easily." She recommends consuming two liters of water daily if you have a fever but only if you don't have preexisting conditions like heart problems. Electrolytes are another way to help you stay hydrated but Dr. Woc-Colburn cautions "not to overdo it."
Additionally, Dr. Woc-Colburn advises having an acetaminophen on hand, such as Tylenol, and taking no more than 2,000 milligrams per day to help break the fever. If you have preexisting medical conditions or chronic illnesses, Dr. Woc-Colburn advises having at least two to three months of a medicine supply at home.