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Corona Virus Treatment: All you need to know

If you’ve been watching the news lately, you’ve surely heard about the new coronavirus, a new strain of virus that’s sweeping across China and spreading to other parts of the world. To better prepare yourself, and to keep up-to-date on what you need to know, we reached out to experts to help shed light on what you can do to protect yourself against the most recent coronavirus.

Treatment

There are no specific treatments for illnesses caused by human coronaviruses. Most people with common human coronavirus illness will recover on their own. However, you can do some things to relieve your symptoms

  1. Take pain and fever medications (Caution: do not give Aspirin to children)
  2. use a room humidifier or take a hot shower to help ease a sore throat and cough
  3. drink plenty of liquids
  4. stay home and rest

Steps to Protect yourself

Though there are currently no vaccines available to protect you against Novel Corona Virus infection. but you can protect yourself by following steps below to reduce the risk of infection:

  1. wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  2. avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  3. avoid close contact with people who are sick

Steps to Protect your loved ones

If you have cold-like symptoms, you can help protect others by doing the following:

  1. stay home while you are sick
  2. avoid close contact with others
  3. cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands
  4. clean and disinfect objects and surfaces

Source:  National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

January 30, 2020

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