Most of the people are working from home at this time and even taking on new jobs. As we all know, life has changed and we are currently staying at home as is recommended.
Pay Attention To Your Symptoms
At this time of the pandemic, it is vital that if you have symptoms of flu or common cold you make sure that it is not the coronavirus disease. If you do have a fever, cough, sore throat, and trouble breathing make sure to contact your local healthcare team and seek medical assistance. Follow what they recommended and their advice. They will prescribe the needed treatment based on your diagnosis.
There is a good deal of information as to what to do when you do have flu or the common cold. We will provide lists of medications you may take to manage your symptoms even just at home. However, we still recommend that you talk to your doctor first before taking any medications.
Medicines To Treat Symptoms
It is very important that speak out to your doctor as to which medicine is best for you.
To lessen your fever at this pandemic, the recommended options include paracetamol. You will usually use medication that has ingredients such as paracetamol or NSAIDs. NSAIDs will help with your pains and aches. However, it is recommended to take precautions about the use of NSAIDs especially in the time of COVID-19. Take the medicine unless instructed by your medical doctor. Check carefully the combination products available to make that they do not contain NSAIDs.
Aspirin can also be used to lessen fever. To anyone, less than 19 years of age do not give aspirin. It has been linked with Reye’s syndrome which is sometimes a fatal disease that affects teens and children. In patients with a history of ulcers or gastric reflux, aspirin is also not advisable to take.
- Sore Throat
For relief, take throat sprays or lozenges if you have a sore throat. It is helpful to numb the pain in your throat. Your pharmacist will assist you as to which you can take the best. You may purchase a lot of these lozenges even from your nearby local supermarket.
Make sure to tell your pharmacist if you have a cough and cold. Tell also whether it is a wet or dry cough and if you have any pre-existing respiratory history. If either you these, you can ask them for the right cough medication.
Combination Medicine To Treat Many Symptoms
A lot of the common cold and flu medication is what we call ‘combination medicine’ and will have something to;
- Solve your congested nose (decongestant)
- Control your fever
- Comfort your muscle pains and aches (analgesic)
Be sure to talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist to make sure that you do not take more medication than is needed or is suggested. Follow carefully your prescription to get better and your condition will not be extended for a long time.