Doctor issues recommendations for COVID-19 patients

Doctor issues recommendations for COVID-19 patients

Doctor Lela Jghamadze has issued recommendations for coronavirus patients by posting her tips and advice on social media.

Firstly, the doctor notes that patients mainly suffer from mild or moderate COVID-19, and the public should not panic. She stresses that even if you take all possible precautions, you may still catch the virus, which must be followed by self-isolation and the monitoring of symptoms, which may include:

a) high temperature that may lead to increasingly severe symptoms and hospitalization. 

b) temperature lower than 38 C; in this case, the only recommendation is to consume ample amounts of fluid (this does not apply to patients with heart, kidney, and liver diseases); walking in your room and physical exercises are also important.

c) temperature higher than 38.5 C; patients must take medications to lower fever, but no medications are necessary if the body temperature is lower than 38.5 C. Additionally, constant monitoring of symptoms is a must.

d) respiratory failures, dizziness, clouding of consciousness, chest pain, rapid pulse rate, shortness of breath, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, general weakness, and exhaustion are symptoms that require urgent medical treatment. 

In the end, the doctor emphasizes that coronavirus treatment medication has not been produced so far, and corticosteroids only provide some relief to patients with severe health complications. However, in-home care patients may not take them. Neither may they take antibiotics, for this will worsen the situation. 

Georgia recorded 1,731 cases in the past 24 hours to bring the total tally to 33,858. The number of recovered citizens stands at 14,829 after 2,197 patients have beaten the virus. The death toll is now 253, with 15 dying in a single day. 

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