If you have had covid and are now recovering, it is important to take some precautions to make sure that you aid your recovery as much as possible.
In this blog post, we will discuss the steps that you should take to protect yourself and your loved ones and what you can do to help speed up your recovery process.
Stay Home and Avoid Contact: The most important thing that you can do to aid your recovery is to stay home as much as possible. This means avoiding contact with other people. If you have to leave the house for any reason (if allowed to within the current Qld Government Health Department directives) make sure to take precautions such as wearing a face mask, social distancing and sanitising your hands where ever possible.
Be Mindful of Your Diet: It is also important to be mindful of your diet while you are recovering. Try to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, and avoid processed foods.
Stay Hydrated: It is essential that you stay hydrated during this time. Make sure to drink plenty of water and other fluids.
Get Plenty of Rest: This will help your body heal and recover. Trying to do too much before your body and immune system has recovered may lead to relapses or see you develop further illness. Listen to your body – if you are feeling more tired than usual, it is your body telling you to rest to aid your recovery.
There are also some things that you should avoid while recovering from covid:
Alcohol: It is best to avoid alcohol while you are recovering.
Smoking: Smoking can impede your recovery so it is best to quit smoking altogether during this time.
Stress: Try to reduce stress as much as possible. This may be difficult, but there are some things that you can do such as yoga or meditation that can help.
Paracetamol: Paracetamol can be taken to help relieve pain and fever.
Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that can be used to reduce inflammation and pain.
Antibiotics: If you are prescribed antibiotics, it is important to take them as directed and finish the entire course.
Vitamins: If you are feeling run down, you may benefit from taking a multivitamin supplement. Speak to your doctor if you think this may be appropriate for you.
We hope that this blog post has been helpful and provides some guidance on what to do if you have had covid and are now recovering.
If you have any further questions, or feel that you or your loved ones need medical support, please do not hesitate to contact us 07 5531 3205.
Stay safe and healthy!