What should I do if I have symptoms of COVID-19?

June | 2021

Coronavirus can inflict varied immune responses. Few people might be infected but don’t show any symptoms. Others can experience mild symptoms which usually go on their own with proper treatment. Experts at House of Doctors state that nearly 20% of the people experience severe symptoms including breathlessness and respiratory failure.These severe symptoms are more common in older people or people with comorbidities.

House of Doctors explains a few facts and what to do if you have contracted the coronavirus. HOD advises all its members to contact us, in case of development of symptoms.

How do coronavirus symptoms progress day by day?

Top pulmonologists and leading doctors at HOD clearly explain the coronavirus symptoms day by day. Our experts state that the progression of the symptoms starts with a mild fever accompanied by mild upper respiratory infection (URI). The patient might experience mild weakness and fever upto 100 ° F during the first 2 to 3 days of testing positive. This is followed by a mild cough and burning sensation in the throat. Our medical professionals advise complete isolation right from the moment you experience your first symptoms.

During day 3 to 5 , the patient gradually experiences a rise in body temperature (between 100- 101 °F) partnered by malaise (fatigue) and loss of appetite. Our experts also explain that days 5 to 10 are the most crucial time periods for a corona patient.This is because during day 5 to day 10, the seriousness of the symptoms can be analysed completely. Also, during this time period the symptoms are at their peak. Day 5 to 10 show worsening of fever that could hit 102-103 °F with extreme weakness, loss of smell and taste, body aches and nausea. It is during this time that the patients can experience shortness of breath, chest pain, dip in oxygen levels, low pulse or difficulty in speaking with mental confusion. Our medical experts suggest immediate admission to a COVID hospital when such symptoms appear.

The entire medical team at House of Doctors has successfully given consultations to hundreds of corona patients. Our healthcare experts firmly believe that these symptoms of fever and fatigue usually start diminishing from day 10. However, the decrease of these symptoms is gradual and the person has to remain patient.Monitoring existing symptoms and analysing new ones is crucial during this period. An interesting situation develops during day 10 to day 11 as explained by our health experts. During this time, although the fever comes down but weakness, body aches and URI may progress. The patient should not worry if it happens.

From day 12 to day 15, the patient recovers and experiences a reduction in the symptoms. Oxygen levels continue to rise, body temperature dips to normal and sense of taste and smell might be restored. In some patients, it can take up to 6 months for the sense of smell and taste to return back to normal. The patient regains body strength and body aches disappear. Appetite also returns to normal during this time. According to doctors at HOD, a patient with mild symptoms usually recovers in 15 days from the onset of symptoms.

How long do coronavirus symptoms last?

Seasoned doctors at HOD explain that the majority people who have COVID-19 symptoms completely recover with proper treatment in 2–6 weeks. However, this does not clearly describe how long the virus can remain active in the body itself. But according to our experts the symptoms can last anywhere between 15 days to 1 month.

Coronavirus comes with an incubation period, meaning it can remain in the body for days before showing its symptoms. In the case of COVID-19, coronavirus can be transmitted 48 hours before the person shows any symptoms.

Most people experience mild symptoms lasting for 15-20 days. Some people can remain asymptomatic. However, the virus can remain at low levels in the body at low levels for up to 12 weeks after testing. This means some people may experience a second recurrence of symptoms with a second positive test result even after they recover.

Can you have coronavirus without fever?

Celebrated doctors at HOD confirm that you can test positive and never experience fever during your treatment. However, absence of fever shouldn’t be overlooked as you can still have coronavirus without having fever. Even people who are asymptomatic should also isolate themselves as they can spread the virus to others.

Our doctors explain that some people can have mild fever which they might not notice during the onset of their symptoms. This happens because every individual has a different immune response to the coronavirus. But having no fever doesn’t mean you are not at risk of other symptoms of coronavirus.

Enhanced surgical treatments in a COVID-free environment

House of Doctors ensure s that you receive world-class surgical treatments in a corona-free environment. For this, stringent COVID- protocols are followed by our empanelled doctors and partner hospitals. Thermal screening, social distancing norms, proper sanitization and sterilization of our surgical centres and multispeciality hospitals are done time and again to prevent any chance of getting infected. Because we partner with non-COVID hospitals, you’re completely protected from the novel coronavirus while receiving treatment from House of Doctors.

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