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Guidelines for home isolation to fight against Covid ( How can patient be treated and what precautions we should must take in the situation, also details about medicines )
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The Health Misnistry released the revised guidelines for the home isolation of the infected Coronavirus cases.
The patients with mild symptoms do not require any form of hospitalisation.
They can follow the required protocols and can recover at home.
Guidelines for patients :
- Patient should wear a triple layered medical mask all the time.
- Mask must be discarded after 8 hours.
- The care giver and patient should consider using N 95 mask.
- Patient must take rest and drink lot of fluids to maintain adequate hydration.
- The patients must must isolate themselves from the other family members, stay in the identified room and away from others, especially elderly people.
- The patients should be kept in well ventilated rooms with cross ventilation.
- The window should be open to allow fresh air to come in all the times.
- Patients under home isolation will stand discharged after at least 10 days have passed from one set of symptoms.
If the fever is not controlled with a maximum dose of tab,
- Paracetamol 650 mg four times a day, consult the treating doctor.
- Doctor may consider other drugs like non – steroidal anti – inflammation drug.
- Ex : Tab. Naproxen 250 mg twice a day
- Tab. Ivermectin ( 200 mcg / kg once a day, to be taken on empty stomach ) for 3 to 5 days shoud be considered.
Some more important guidelines for home isolation for patient and family welfare :
- Frequent hand washing with soap and water at least 40 seconds or clean with alcohol based sanitizer.
- If the symptoms persist beyond seven days ( Persistent fever, worsening cough etc. ) consult the treating doctor for treatment.
- The patients may perform warm water gargles or take steam inhalation twice a day.
- In case of falling oxygen saturation levels and shortness of breath, the person should require immediate hospital admission.
- The home isolated patients must be in communication with a treating physician or doctor.
- Cleaning of the surfaces in the room that are touched often with a 1% hypocrite solution must be required.
- Self monitoring of blood oxygen saturation with a pulse oximeter is strongly advised.
- Patients suffering from HIV, cancer etc. are not recommended for home isolation.
- It only be allowed for home isolation after proper evaluation by treating medical officer.
- A care giver should be available to provide care on 24 × 7 basis.
- The care giver and all close contacts of such cases should take Hydroxychloroquine prophylaxis as prescribed.
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