In-home isolation? These are the rules for you

Many of us at times commit some mistakes during our home isolation. These are some rules to be followed during that phase.

We all have been hearing about Covid since it has emerged, but we personally feel the alarm ringing when any of us suffer. After realizing that one has tested positive, the first question is to go to a hospital or to take home isolation.
It is true that most of us only prefer going to the hospitals only if we have severe conditions or symptoms. In case we are asymptomatic, we prefer home isolation.
But there should be some point to focus on during the period of self-isolation. There are some cardinal errors that one commits during this period.
The first error happens when we "say" that we are staying in isolation, but after some intervals, we come out and have a chat with our near ones and return to the isolated room. That will increase the chance of infection to the others at home. The room where the patient stays should be well ventilated to allow cross-ventilation of fresh air. It should further have an attached bathroom to be exclusively used by the patient. The patient must be under room or home isolation for a minimum of 14 days to lessen the chance of infection to others at home. During communicating with someone in the house, both the persons need to stay at a distance of 2 meters, and both must wear surgical masks.
One should never try to hide even the slightest symptom like a mild headache or the slightest difficulty in breathing, or it may lead to a life-changing situation.
The second most important thing to do is to monitor how many times one breathe in one minute. For that, merely keep your hand on the chest and count how many times it rises and goes down. If the count is between 16 to 24, it's normal, and above 24, it's moderate, and more than 30 is a severe condition.
representative image of home isolation
Image: representative image of home isolation
The tendency of coughing while laughing or talking might be a good symptom. The meters on the oximeters must be constantly monitored by a doctor at regular intervals.
One should consult directly with a doctor before taking any medicine or following the medicine someone else took in their case.
One should never try to hide even the slightest symptom like a mild headache or the slightest difficulty in breathing, or it may lead to a life-changing situation.



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