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How to Look After Someone with Mild Covid

We’re living through one of the most significant public health crises in modern times, and it’s putting us all in situations we haven’t experienced before. If you’re living with someone who’s experiencing mild Covid, the steps you take next could be very significant, not just for you and them but for the spread of the disease in general.

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Take Care of Their Basic Need at a Distance

It’s going to be important to take care of their basic needs when you’re looking after them, such as providing them with food at set times of the day and ensuring they’re properly hydrated. That second point is particularly important because anyone battling Covid needs to be properly hydrated in order to aid their recovery and kick the virus in the fastest way possible.

Avoid Sharing Spaces and Items

If at all possible, you should avoid sharing spaces in the home with the person who’s tested positive for Covid. You’ll want to look after yourself while also looking after them, and that means limiting the spread of the disease. If you can, dedicate particular spaces in the home to them and to you. By keeping the spaces you use as detached as possible, spreading the virus will be less likely.

Arrange for External Things to be Taken Care of Without Any of You Going Out

It’s important that things that need to be done outside of the home can take palace without either of you having to leave it. Even if you don’t have Covid, being so close to someone who does means that you should also isolate for the advised number of days. Arrange for things like grocery shopping to be taken care of for you so you can stay home.

Use the Right PPE

It’s important to think about which PPE you might want to stock up on and make use of when looking after someone in your home with mild Covid. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, so invest in a high-quality medical grade mask for you both and use a Disposable Isolation Gown when you’re coming into close contact with them. The more protected you are the better.

Know When to Get Extra Help

Finally, it’s important to know when to get extra help. If symptoms seem to be worsening for the person over time and not getting better, follow the local guidelines in your area regarding hospital admissions. Even people with mild symptoms can find that things worsen over time, and you can’t, of course, replace the kind of care and treatment that would be available in a hospital setting. It usually won’t come to that but be prepared for it.

Covid is no joke and it’s important to stay safe and look after those around you when they’re positive. Even if they’re not in a high risk group and their symptoms aren’t particularly severe, it remains important to stay safe and do what you can to stop the spread of the disease in whatever ways you can.

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