Updated: May 31
How to tell if you have the virus? When to see a doctor?
Most viruses have symptoms similar to the common flu such as fever, cough, runny nose. If you checked off all of those symptoms but can manage them with over-the-counter drugs while resting at home, experts say that’s what you should do. Don’t risk picking up the virus at a hospital if you don’t already have it!
**If your symptoms are more severe — a fever that won’t go away for several days, you experiencing shortness of breath and lethargy — then it’s probably the time to call your doctor.
Older people and those with underlying health conditions like diabetes, heart disease or chronic lung disease are more at risk for severe illness. If you fall under those categories and feel seriously ill, you should seek medical attention.
How To Prevent Infection & Boost Immune System
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
Wash your hands thoroughly (with soap for 20 sec+) and frequently
Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (60%+ alcohol)
Getting a good night's sleep will boost your immune system health. (Sleep helps your T cells stick to and attack infections)
A well-balanced diet containing lots of fruits and vegetable
Get plenty of vitamin C, B6 and E.
Moderate exercise can be good for your immune system, don’t overdo it, otherwise you will exhaust yourself.