COVID-19 Detox – Preventative Measures & Safety Practices
…So this really isn’t a “detox” per se, like our lemonade cleanse but during these tough times, we thought we’d reiterate some of the best preventative measures and safety practices surrounding COVID-19. When taking these actions you can severely reduce the possibility of contracting Covid-19.
However, If you do happen to catch the virus, the actions below may help you protect others as you begin the road to recovery.
Preventing Problems Before They Start
One of the best ways to avoid the trouble of detoxing from COVID-19 is by taking measures to make sure that you do all that you can to not catch the disease in the first place. This means wearing face coverings when you have to go out, staying six feet apart from one another, and washing your hands well and regularly.
It’s best to go out as little as possible but if you have absolutely no choice, the Mayo Clinic has a list of handy tips to help you get around as needed without putting yourself and those around you at unnecessary risk.
The first thing to do if you start to experience COVID-19 symptoms or have come into contact with COVID-19 or its symptoms is to get tested. This also true if you aren’t sure if you’ve been exposed. For instance, going back to work and being around a high volume of people is a risk factor compared to a quarantine at home.
Once you get your results back, the next thing to do is listen to medical advice. Different people have different experiences with COVID-19 and some people need intense medical care such as stays in the hospital while others are fine spending time in their own homes to recover from mild symptoms or being completely asymptomatic.
If your physician clears you to recover at home, there are a few key things that you can do to help heal as quickly as possible. Above all, though, you need to make sure you appropriately quarantine to limit the spread of COVID-19 and aid in your own personal recovery. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests staying quarantined in your home for at least 14 days after contact with someone with COVID-19 and avoiding anyone at higher risk.
A professional medical opinion is the most reliable source as to whether you’re over your bout of COVID-19 or if you should stay quarantined.
Increased Fluid Intake
Anytime you’re sick, COVID-19 included, you should make sure you increase your fluid intake. This helps to make sure that while your body is fighting off the virus, you have the water you need to keep your immune system up and running.
Staying properly hydrated also means that you don’t have to worry about other issues cropping thanks to dehydration that would make you experience other health problems.
For this, it’s important to make sure that you take in enough water but that the water you’re drinking is clean and safe as well. Luckily, there are plenty of tools that you can use to help you make sure your water is safe with high-performance processes. This is done both through the performances of water softeners, which remove hard minerals from your water, and water filters that remove harmful particles from your water.
Even better, these are great general tools to have around the house anyway. There are many different types available depending on what you need whether you need your whole home’s plumbing is in question or as simple as a straw or pitcher for a less extensive system.
Get Plenty of Rest
Just like taking care of your basic needs such as drinking water and eating as well as possible, you need to make sure you give yourself time to rest as well. When your body is healing, you need to make sure you help conserve and produce the energy it needs to keep your immune system at full speed.
This is why it’s crucial to take some time to relax and sleep while you recover. You may even find yourself taking an extra nap or two during the day – that’s okay! Just like any other time you’re sick, you need to make sure to rest so you can heal.
Keep an Eye On Worsening Signs
While you’re recovering from COVID-19, you’ll also want to watch out for any warning signs that your symptoms are getting worse rather than improving. This is especially true if you start to experience emergency warning lines like chest pain or increased trouble breathing.
If you notice any of these, you’ll want to seek medical help immediately to help correct your course of treatment so you detox and recover in the right way. Remember, if these signs worsen to serious levels, you will want to contact help through an emergency hotline if available.