How is COVID-19 Treated and Precautions After Hospital Release

Mild Cases of Coronavirus Infection

Coronavirus illness spreads mainly through close contact with an infected person through respiratory ways. It can also spread if you touch a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touche your eyes, nose, or mouth.

COVID-19 Treatment
Mild cases of infection, depending on the region, are usually treated at home with no need for hospitalization. This includes isolating from other people in the household, bed rest, drinking fluids, using a humidifier. But if you start developing a fever, cough, and problems breathing you should immediately seek medical help. You may be hospitalized and start the following recommended care.

 

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COVID-19 Medical Treatment 

General Treatment of Coronavirus

  • Isolation and bedrest with close monitoring of the patient body functions and frequent medical tests
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Antiviral Therapy
  • Antibacterial Drug Treatment

Severe and Critical Cases Treatment

In addition to the general treatment:

  • Oxygen treatment: non-invasive and invasive methods
  • Circulation Support
  • Renal failure and renal replacement therapy
  • Recovered patient’s plasma therapy
  • Blood purification
  • Immunotherapy
  • Other treatments: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Pregnancy Termination/Cesarean delivery for severe cases of pregnant women, psychological counseling, etc. 

COVID-19 Hospital Release and Precautions

Patients can be considered for discharge when:

  • The body temperature has returned to normal for more than 3 days
  • Major improvement of respiratory symptoms
  • Pulmonary imaging that shows improvement in acute exudative lesions
  • Two negative test results in a row

After being released from the hospital the patient should remain isolated for 14 days, wear a mask, reduce contact with other people, stay in a well-ventilated room, follow the recommended hygienic rules.