Recovering from COVID 19, here’s what you should know
October 9, 2020
If you are recovering from COVID19, you probably have a lot of questions on your mind. The recovery process depends on the intensity of the case of illness. When you were at the peak of your illness, you might have probably been resting, hydrating and looking out for any more worsening symptoms. Recovery usually takes 2 weeks for mild cases to about a month for people with serious infection.
According to studies, 80% of the people who get affected with coronavirus experience only mild symptoms. But even when your fever has subsided or even after your body stops showing symptoms, you might be contagious for some time. It is very important to avoid contact at least for a few days after your recovery. You should always cover your mouth and nose when you go out in public or at home to avoid sharing it with other people. It is also important to disinfect the areas you touch, especially when you use public amenities.
Following a nutritious diet and a healthy regime is also a significant part of the recovery process. Although you shouldn’t strain yourself, staying physically active will help you gain overall energy. It will boost the metabolism, internal organ function, and internal health. However, it is always recommended to seek medical advice before starting physical activities as some patients might need complete rest for a longer period than others. You should include foods with a lot of protein and vitamins in your diet.
The coronavirus is known to damage brain and neural cells. Playing memory games like sudoku, crossword, jigsaw, etc. can help you regain the lost attention and in preventing future memory problems. You should also be ready to face the long-term side-effects of corona after the recovery period. According to experts, fatigue and loss of taste and smell might persist even after the period of contagion. In the worst cases, corona can even cause long-term lung damage.
One has to stay vigilant about alarming symptoms as it is still unclear whether you can get reinfected with the virus after recovering from the same. However, with proper medical care and attention most of the people will be able to lead a normal life within 3 weeks if the recovery process goes right.