Everyone is worried about novel corona virus, and yes there is reason to be worried because there is no vaccine for corona virus in modern medicine. But you can get a ray of hope for prevention of corona virus by homeopathy.
Novel corona virus, also known as Wuhan pneumonia or Wuhan corona virus.
Novel means it is newly discovered, and Wuhan is the place in China, where it first originated in Dec’ 2019.
In humans, this virus causes respiratory infections which are typically mild, including the common cold; however, rarer forms such as SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) and the novel Coronavirus causing the current outbreak can be lethal.
COMMON SYMPTOMS OF CORONA VIRUS
Symptoms of Corona virus are similar to any other upper respiratory infections such as-
runny nose, coughing, sore throat, fever and body pain.
Although most diagnostic symptom of Corona virus is dry cough with high fever. Difficulty in breathing may accompany.
It’s difficult to differentiate whether the upper respiratory infections are due to corona virus or other common cold causing virus.
For that you have to get your investigations done, including nose and throat culture and blood tests. However, treatment will remain the same. So it’s necessary to get treated for symptoms of common cold as early as possible, and symptoms will go away in few days.
But if corona virus reaches the lower respiratory tract, it causes pneumonia, either direct viral pneumonia or a secondary bacterial pneumonia and they can also cause bronchitis.
Difference from other viral symptoms
The most of the corona infected person is suffering with fever and dry cough but this also not make any diagnosis of COVID-19. Consult your doctor or any nearby hospital to check.
Do’s & Dont’s
Prevention is just like what we do in case of common cold.
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water or alcohol based hand sanitizer.
- Keep your hands and fingers away from eyes, nose and mouth.
- Cover your mouth & nose with handkerchief or elbow while sneezing or coughing.
- Take plenty of warm fluid at frequent time interval & avoid dryness of mouth & throat.
- Avoid contact with infected people. Use mask if suffering with common cold or cough
- Avoid social gatherings and close contacts such as handshake, hugging etc.
- Take treatment early, when you experience symptoms of cold & cough.
Group of experts in Central Council for Research in Homeopathy (CCRH) , have recommended that Arsenic Album 30 could be taken as prophylactic medicine against viral infections, which has also been advised for prevention of Corona Virus. But it is advised to take any medicine after consulting your physician.
Dr Meera Kumari
With inputs from Dr Deepak Sharma and Dr Shweta Singh for Orbit Clinics visit at www.orbitclinics.com or call us at 9711153617
See the view on Corona and Homeopathy by our senior Dr. Kavitha Kukunoor at https://kavithakhomeo.com/precautions-to-keep-safe-from-coronavirus-covid-19/