Recommendations for in-house treatment of new strain of COVID-19
If you test positive for COVID-19, do not worry! Most of the cases goes with light symptoms.
Please read these recommendations:
- Omicron is characterized by very high contagiousness. It spreads 4 times faster than previous strains
- In case of infection with Omicron, the disease is very mild and lasts maximum 8 days. The risk of complications, hospitalization is relatively low, especially in vaccinated and boosted population.
- A very small number of patients need in-patience medical treatment, laboratory tests or computer tomography.
What are the symptoms of Omicron:
According to the study of the Center for Disease Control, the most commonly characterized symptoms are:
– Sore throat
– Headache and waist pain
– Running nose
– Mild fever
– General weakness
- Keep calm
- Take the liquid (up to 2 liters per day) and vitamins rich food
- Often ventilate the room where you spend more time
- Be active as much as possible, do not be passive for more than 1 hours (sleep period is not included)
If in the course of light and medium infection, you have the following complaints:
Mild fever – temperature above 38 – take paracetamol 500 mg, once every 8 hours depending on the necessity.
Pain – do not ignore a pain, take Paracetamol. If paracetamol does not help, you can use Ibuprofen 200-400 mg. It refers to both headaches as well as muscles, waist pains.
Note 4-6-hour interval should be followed between takings of the drug.
Avoid self-medication, do not use other medicies, effectiveness of which has not been confirmed by research in the treatment of COVID (e.g. zinc, vitamins and especially antibiotics, anticoagulants, if not prescribed by a doctor)
Immediately call us if you have one of the following:
! Heavy short breath when resting or saturation is below 90%
! Squeeze or pressure on the chest
! Bloody cough
! Lips or facial bluishness
! Low blood pressure, for example: less than 90 mmHg
! Reduction of urine output – less than 100 ml / day.
! Loss of consciousness, faint
Contact with a family doctor (general practitioner):
During the day from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM hours 2505111 or 2430101;
From 7:00 to 577632310
Source – Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, regarding frequently asked questions (FAQ) about Coronavirus.
*For foreign students studying in Georgia, please contact us via e-mail, in case you need medical assistance for Covid treatment: email@example.com In the email, please provide us with your name, mobile phone and symptoms. Our doctor will contact you at his/her earliest convenience.