How is coronavirus treated?

COVID-19 is a viral disease that can affect the lungs and respiratory tract. Approximately 22 million people around the world have already become infected with it, and the virus continues to spread.

Such indicators lead to an active search for a cure vaccine. However, the question of how to treat coronavirus is still open. A single vaccine has not yet been discovered. However, scientists continue working on it using the latest technology. In the meantime, the treatment of coronavirus in humans is similar to the treatment of other respiratory infections.

Main symptoms of coronavirus

The symptoms of COVID-19 are extremely similar to other respiratory infections. Thus it sometimes mixes the things up. Some people with COVID-19 may not have symptoms. Even without symptoms, you can still be a carrier of virus and infect others.

Key symptoms include:

  • fever;

  • dry cough and shortness of breath;

  • headaches and muscle pain;

  • loss of sense of taste and smell;

  • general weakness;

  • confused body movements and speech.

These symptoms appear in 2-14 days after contracting the virus. Some of them you can observe even during 1-3 weeks before total recovery.

How is coronavirus diagnosed?

For coronavirus treatment humans, in addition to identifying obvious symptoms, doctors carry clinical analyzes out. Among them are:

  • Electrocardiography;

  • General clinical blood test;

  • General clinical analysis of urine;

  • Blood chemistry;

  • Determination of the level of glucose in the blood.

Of course, the main indicator is a positive coronavirus test. And such data helps to determine the most appropriate coronavirus treatment in humans.

Treatments coronavirus: from mild to severe form

Sars coronavirus treatment should take place at home in mild cases. The main thing is to keep in touch with your doctor and follow his recommendations.

For high temperature, muscle pain and headaches, doctors recommend taking acetaminophen. Medications used to treat a cold will not speed up recovery from COVID-19. But they can help you with a dry cough or sore throat. People at risk are advised to continue taking their medications so as not to provoke complications.

For a speedy recovery, observe your drinking regime and diet. Also do sports whenever possible. This strengthens the immune system.

Treatment of a severe form of coronavirus takes place in a hospital and is prescribed directly depending on the person's condition. The main drugs are:

  • Lopinavir/ritonavir - antiretroviral therapy;

  • Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine - blocking the spread of the virus;

  • Remdesivir.

These drugs have not been proven perfect effectiveness in treating coronavirus because clinical trials are still ongoing. But they affect the virus at different structural levels.

Until a vaccine is found, human coronavirus treatment varies greatly and is not always effective. Therefore, our task is to prevent infection, so as not to suffer from the consequences.