COVID-19 is extremely difficult to deal with. Most people, thankfully, can recover at home with accurate and timely medical attention. COVID recovery usually takes 2 to 3 weeks (for mild cases) and about a month for patients with severe infections.
Even after you have recovered, you must continue to take care of your body. It is difficult to predict how long the antibodies can help prevent recovered patients from contracting the virus again because it is an unknown territory, even for medical practitioners all over the world. There have been numerous reports of patients contracting the novel coronavirus again. Furthermore, people who are at high risk of reinfection are either elderly or have not taken proper preventive measures to protect themselves.
Q1 – A lot is being said about post-COVID care lately. Can you explain why it’s so important?
Since COVID-19 is a viral infection, there will be numerous post-infection symptoms such as weakness, anxiety, and decreased respiratory immunity.
You must shower yourself with love and care.
So, don’t go back to your old ways right away. Too much work, anxiety, and stress will cause you to become ill once more.
Q2 – What are some of the common symptoms that people experience after recovering from Covid?
- Shortness of breath
- Reduced taste and smell
- Throat irritation
- Depression and Anxiety
- Sleep abnormalities
- The chronic fatigue syndrome
- Diffuse myalgia
- Muscle and joint pain
Q3 – Can you mention some health guidelines that recovering patients should follow for post-Covid-19 management at home?
- One week of complete rest after recovery because a well-rested body can focus more effectively on healing.
- Eat healthily
- Consume a nutritious diet that is freshly prepared.
- Take immunity-boosting Ayurvedic medicines as directed by a qualified practitioner.
- Engage in Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation.
- Completely abstain from smoking and alcohol.
- Get enough sleep.
- Gargling and inhaling steam can help.
Check Your Blood Oxygen Level
Continuously monitor blood oxygen saturation levels with an oximeter. Because there may be lung damage that you are unaware of, even if you have recovered from COVID. If your oxygen level dips below 90%, you must see a doctor right away
Q4 – What kind of diet is recommended after COVID-19? Are there any foods to avoid? Can Ayurvedic herbs aid recovery?
Q5 – Are Ayurvedic treatments like Panchakarma useful in treating post-covid symptoms?
- Deepana and Pachana (correcting your digestive fire)
- Abhyangam – A medicated oil massage.
- Basti – A medicinal enema
- Swedana – Fomentation
- Shirodhara – Medicated oil application to the forehead
- Pizhichil – This is a method of pouring medicated oil throughout the body.
- Nasyam – Nasal instillation of medicated oil.
We know from research that there is a long recovery curve after Covid. Weakness, fatigue, and the impact on respiratory symptoms can last for a long time if not treated. As a result, even after you’ve recovered, it’s important that you take care of yourself and your loved ones.