Guidelines for home isolation

Guidelines for home isolation to fight against Covid ( How can patient be treated and what precautions we should must take in the situation, also details about medicines )

Guidelines for home isolation
Guidelines for home isolation
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  • The Health Misnistry released the revised guidelines for the home isolation of the infected Coronavirus cases.
  • The patients with mild symptoms do not require any form of hospitalisation.
  • They can follow the required protocols and can recover at home.

Guidelines for patients :

  • Patient should wear a triple layered medical mask all the time.
  • Mask must be discarded after 8 hours.
  • The care giver and patient should consider using N 95 mask.
  • Patient must take rest and drink lot of fluids to maintain adequate hydration.
  • The patients must must isolate themselves from the other family members, stay in the identified room and away from others, especially elderly people.
  • The patients should be kept in well ventilated rooms with cross ventilation.
  • The window should be open to allow fresh air to come in all the times.
  • Patients under home isolation will stand discharged after at least 10 days have passed from one set of symptoms.

If the fever is not controlled with a maximum dose of tab;

  • Paracetamol 650 mg four times a day, consult the treating doctor.
  • Doctor may consider other drugs like non – steroidal anti – inflammation drug.
  • Ex : Tab. Naproxen 250 mg twice a day
  • Tab. Ivermectin ( 200 mcg / kg once a day, to be taken on empty stomach ) for 3 to 5 days shoud be considered.
Guidelines for home isolation
Guidelines for home isolation

Some more important guidelines for home isolation for patient and family welfare :

  • Frequent hand washing with soap and water at least 40 seconds or clean with alcohol based sanitizer.
  • If the symptoms persist beyond seven days ( Persistent fever, worsening cough etc. ) consult the treating doctor for treatment.
  • The patients may perform warm water gargles or take steam inhalation twice a day.
  • In case of falling oxygen saturation levels and shortness of breath, the person should require immediate hospital admission.
  • The home isolated patients must be in communication with a treating physician or doctor.
  • Cleaning of the surfaces in the room that are touched often with a 1% hypocrite solution must be required.
  • Self monitoring of blood oxygen saturation with a pulse oximeter is strongly advised.
  • Patients suffering from HIV, cancer etc. are not recommended for home isolation.
  • It only be allowed for home isolation after proper evaluation by treating medical officer.
  • A care giver should be available to provide care on 24 × 7 basis.
  • The care giver and all close contacts of such cases should take Hydroxychloroquine prophylaxis as prescribed.
Guidelines for home isolation
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