COVID-19 has been a hard virus to beat and as COVID Support Online, we want to help. The Conversation Forum is an online forum for people of all ages and backgrounds to come together and share their experiences with the virus. It’s also a perfect place for you to connect with others who are going through this too. Whether you’re looking for advice on symptoms or treatment options, or simply need support, our discussion board will offer what you need. New posts and replies are being posted every day, so we know that you’ll find the right content that suits your needs.
Though the Corona virus rarely causes serious illness in most people, older people and those with other health conditions are more likely to have severe problems. Prevention is key! The best way to keep from being infected with the Corona virus or spreading it is by controlling your cough or sneeze into a flexed elbow instead of at someone else and washing your hands or using an alcohol-based rub frequently.
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illnesses.
Some symptoms that may appear from 2-14 days after exposure to the virus are: Fever, Cough, Muscle Pain, Headache, Shortness of Breath Sore Throat and Loss of Taste/Smell Nausea/Vomiting and Congestion
There are many treatments for Coronavirus, and the best one depends on your individual situation. If you have mild symptoms, you may be able to treat them at home with over-the-counter medication and plenty of rest. However, if your symptoms are more severe, you may need to be hospitalized and treated with intravenous fluids and antibiotics. Regardless, it’s very important that you drink plenty of fluids and get plenty of rest to help your body recover.
There are many things that people can do to prevent themselves from getting COVID. Some of the most important things are:
-Make sure to clean your hands regularly to help stay healthy. -Wash with soap and water, or use alcohol-based hand sanitiser -Stay away from people who are sick -Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands -Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw it away in the trash -Clean and disinfect surfaces that you come into contact with often, such as door handles, countertops, light switches, phones and keyboards
If you are sick:
The COVID Health Discussion Forum is a great resource for connecting with others who want to learn about the coronavirus and trade stories. We hope you’ve enjoyed your time on the forum and that you’ll continue to participate in discussions.