COVID-19: Here is What to Watch for – Symptoms, Clinical Manifestations, and Recovery
The information on COVID-19 in the general media seems to be lacking on the symptoms and the progression of the disease.
I hope you find this information helpful. It is interesting to know that they use Western medicine & Chinese herbal medicine simultaneously in hospitals to treat the disease.
WHO China Office sent out the Diagnosis and Treatment Protocol for Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia to the Chinese medicine community. Here are some takeaways that I believe are important:
1. Main manifestations include fever, fatigue and dry cough. Nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, myalgia, and diarrhea are found in a few cases. The patients with mild symptoms did not develop pneumonia but only low fever and mild fatigue.
THINGS YOU CAN DO:
– Take your temperature daily.
– If you have fatigue, consider starting an herbal protocol such as THUNDER PEARLS by Classical Pearls. This is a general formula, you probably need to add a formula that is for your constitutional type as well. Contact me and we can discuss this.
– Sleep as much as needed, hydrate, electrolytes. You may want to up your vitamins and minerals if that is an option for you.
– Use a separate bathroom if that is available to you.
2. Severe cases mostly developed dyspnea and/or hypoxemia after ONE WEEK.
THINGS YOU CAN DO:
– Start the herbal protocol by Classical Pearls — 2 Perilla Pearls + 2 Lightning Pearls 3x/day AS SOON AS you feel short of breath, chest oppression, or labored breathing or if you have had fatigue for 5 days.
– Call the Coronavirus hotline: 1-800-456-7707; U of U 801-213-2874; Intermountain 844-501-6600.
– Isolate yourself until you have more information about your status.
– Continue to monitor your temperature, sleep, and take care of yourself.
3. Children, Babies, and Pregnant women:
– Some children and neonatal cases may have atypical symptoms, manifested as gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea, or only manifested as low spirits and shortness of breath.
– The clinical course of pregnant women with NCP is similar to that of patients of the same age.
– Symptoms in children are relatively mild
4. Recovery: In China, it is recommended for patients to monitor their own health status in isolation for 14 days, wear a mask, live in a well-ventilated single room if possible, reduce close contact with family members, separate dining, practice hand hygiene and avoid going out. I have not heard this recommendation here in the states, but it may become the guideline to follow.
MORE THINGS TO KNOW:
- The virus is sensitive to ultraviolet light and heat. Exposure to 56°C (132.8°F) for 30 minutes and lipid solvents such as ether, 75% ethanol, chlorine-containing disinfectant, peracetic acid, and chloroform can effectively inactivate the virus. Chlorhexidine has not been effective in inactivating the virus.
- Source of infection: Now, the patients infected by the novel coronavirus are the main source of infection; asymptomatic infected people can also be an infectious source.
- Route of transmission: Transmission of the virus happens mainly through respiratory droplets and close contact. There is the possibility of aerosol transmission in a relatively closed environment for a long-time exposure to high concentrations of aerosol. As the novel coronavirus can be isolated in feces and urine, attention should be paid to feces or urine contaminated environmental that leads to aerosol or contact transmission.
- Incubation period: Based on the current epidemiological investigation, the incubation period is one to 14 days, mostly three to seven days.
- Pathogenic findings: Novel coronavirus nucleic acid can be detected in nasopharyngeal swabs, sputum, lower respiratory tract secretions, blood, feces, and other specimens.
Chinese herbal medicine is helpful when the appropriate formula is used at the right time. You can sign up for an herbal consultation done over the phone or FaceTime for $20.
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We will persevere!
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