Earlier this week, Ladders reported on recurring COVID-19 symptoms thought to be atypical by medical professionals.
Initially, a persistent dry cough, fever, and labored breathing were the most instructive hallmarks of infection. However, as the SARS-Cov-2 virus penetrated more and more communities its pathology demonstrated range; mildly affecting some for a few days while others remained critically ill for more than three weeks.
Duration doesn’t offer anything reliably with respect to case severity, nor do the symptoms occasioned by COVID-19 patients.
Young, otherwise healthy coronavirus patients being treated at a New York-based Mount Sinai location-all of which reported light prodromes, began to suffer sudden strokes as a result of the ensuing disease. As of the time of this writing one of these patients has succumbed, one has been sent home under extensive care and the rest remain hospitalized.
SARS-Cov-2’s incubation period varies between populations but symptoms may appear anywhere between two and fourteen days after exposure, with five days being the median.
According to a recently updated risk assessment published by The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, these are the most dependable signs of infection.
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
“Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home without medical care. They may not need to be tested, “ the CDC reports. “There is no treatment specifically approved for people who have COVID-19. Clinicians should work with their state and local health departments to coordinate testing through public health laboratories, or work with clinical or commercial laboratories”.
If you experience any of the symptoms listed above, self-quarantine until your fever has been broken for at least three full days without the help of clinical assistance (ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen.etc.)
Additionally, the CDC recommends carriers assume that they are highly contagious unless their symptoms have subsided at least seven days prior to ending self-isolation.
If you remain in relatively stable condition while sheltering in place, do not seek hospitalization. Instead, load up on supportive pharmaceuticals, Vitamin C and D, stay hydrated, and get plenty of rest.
The average amount of time that mild-cases evidence symptoms are about two weeks.
There are no targeted antiviral measures for COVID-19 and all reports of the contrary have not been approved by any health department.
If your conditions begin to decline, you’ll likely know by one or more of these developments:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you,” the CDC reports. “Call 911 if you have a medical emergency: Notify the operator that you have, or think you might have, COVID-19. If possible, put on a cloth face covering before medical help arrives.”
It’s important to stay up to date on the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic, considering most of The U.S population will be exposed to the SARS-Cov-2 virus before antigens and immunogens are made available to the public.
To mitigate rising transmission rates, wear a cloth face covering or a medical face mask in public settings, and avoid large crowds.
Upon your return, disinfect your masks with products composed of 60% alcohol, 62-71% ethanol, 0.5% hydrogen peroxide, or 0.1 % sodium hypochlorite, (most household disinfectants) and wash your hands, produce, fruits and exposed cloth with soap and warm water.