The spread of coronavirus is such that various cases are coming into broad daylight. While some require urgent hospitalisation and immediate medical attention, those with moderate or mild symptoms are often advised home isolation where they are only supposed to take necessary precautions, stay indoors and come in limited contact with outsiders for quicker recovery, and lesser chances of transmission to others. However, home isolation does not mean that one only needs to stay indoors at home, one must know that home isolation means not coming in contact with anyone, leaving aside the one who is nursing the patient. This video talks about the basic requirements for home isolation by Dr Udgeath Dhir from Fortis Hospital in Gurugram. Some insights into what this expert has to say about home isolation tips:
- Check body temperature frequently with the help of a thermometer. If the fever exceeds 100 D Celsius, then consult your doctor for the required medication.
- Keep checking your oxygen saturation in every 4 hours.
- Take extra care of your diet. Eat small frequent meals to stay energetic. It is commonly said that ‘Feed the Flu’, so ensure that your appetite is proper.
- Keep taking the medicines as suggested by the doctor on time.
- Those taking care should be young with a stringer immunity, should always wear an N95 mask and glove. Keep the utensils and clothes separately, and wash separately. Keep their toilet different. Never use the same bathroom. Also, the caretaker must maintain distance from kids and elders above the age of 65.
- The patient should sleep for at least 6-8 hours in a day.
- Keep doing breathing exercises.
On a concluding note, this video talks about the importance of following home isolation tips properly for faster recovery. Also, these tips are essential for those who are basically nursing a coronavirus positive patient for they are at the greatest risk of getting infected.
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