COVID-19 Resource

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How can someone be infected by COVID-19?

A person can be infected when aerosols or droplets containing the virus are inhaled or come directly into contact with the eyes, nose or mouth.

The virus can also spread in poorly ventilated and/or crowded indoor settings, where people tend to spend longer periods of time.

What are some of the key symptoms of COVID-19?

COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms. However, there are three primary symptoms: fever, cough and change in taste or smell.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhoea

 

In case anybody you know has any of these symptoms, it is advisable to seek medical care immediately as it might be an emergency warning sign for COVID-19.

 

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake up or stay awake
  • Pale, grey or blue-coloured skin, lips or nail beds, depending on skin tone

 

For further information on healthcare, contact TOTAL HEALTH LTD.

How can you cope with the effects of COVID-19 quarantine?

Sedentary behaviour and low levels of physical activity can have negative effects on your health, well-being and quality of life. Self-quarantine can also cause additional stress and challenge mental health.

Physical activity and relaxation techniques can prove to be valuable in helping you remain calm, and continue to protect your health during this time. WHO recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity per week, or a combination of both.

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Always wear a mask to protect yourself and others around you to stop the spread of the COVID-19.
  • Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from people who don’t live with you
  • Avoid crowds and poorly-ventilated spaces. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19
  • Get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it’s available to you
  • Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or with a hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick or show COVID-19 symptoms
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash to avoid the spread of the virus
  • Clean frequently-touched objects and surfaces daily. If someone is sick or has tested positive for COVID-19, disinfect frequently-touched surfaces
  • Monitor your health daily

How total health can help you in the fight against covid.

  • COVID information and prevention
  • COVID treatment (teleconsultation)
  • Post-COVID guidance
  • Post-COVID care

How to take care of yourself if you are symptomatic:

  • Isolate yourself in a well-ventilated room
  • Use a triple layer medical mask, discard the mask after 8 hours of use or earlier if they become wet or visibly soiled
  • Mask should be discarded only after disinfecting with
    1% Sodium Hypochlorite
  • Take rest and drink lots of fluids to maintain adequate hydration.
  • Follow respiratory hygiene at all times
  • Frequent handwashing with soap and water for at least  20 seconds or clean with an alcohol-based sanitiser
  • Don’t share personal items with other people in the household
  • Ensure cleaning of surfaces in the room that are touched often (tabletops, doorknobs, handles, etc.) with 1% hypochlorite solution
  • Monitor temperature daily
  • Monitor oxygen saturation with a pulse oximeter daily
  • Connect with the treating physician promptly if any deterioration of symptoms is noticed

How does COVID-19 rehabilitation help?

Recovering from COVID-19 can be an incredibly anxious time for both you and your family which is why we have developed a bespoke COVID-19 Rehabilitation Programme. COVID Rehabilitation is a comprehensive programme that takes care of your physical as well as mental health. In view of persistent effects of disease on the body, immediate addressal is always welcomed.

Who would benefit from our post COVID-19 programme?

Need for this programme is more in ICU survivors or those who battled moderate or severe forms of disease as they all have persisting limitations in respiratory function and gas exchange. Majority of patients with milder forms of disease do develop movement-related fatigue. This programme offers physical, cognitive and psychosocial benefits. Additionally, it forms a link between treating physicians and patients to identify limitations early.

Please note that this programme is NOT for those who have recently tested positive for COVID-19 or who are currently showing symptoms.

Scenario 1 

For patients managed at home or admitted in hospital without oxygen support in the past

  • Patients who had asymptomatic disease or mild symptoms like cough, sore throat or cold with no Pneumonia throughout the acute course
  • Never dropped oxygen levels
  • Did not require steroids or blood thinners on discharge from hospital

Scenario 2

For patients admitted in hospital with oxygen support in the past

  • Patients who had Pneumonia with or without history of drop in Oxygen levels. They need close monitoring of Oxygen at home also
  • Prescribed blood thinner on discharge from hospital
  • Prescribed oral corticosteroids on discharge from hospital
  • Patients with comorbidities (diabetes/coronary artery disease/old debilitated patients)

Post COVID-19 Rehabilitation Package

  • Scenario 1:
  • CBC/CRP/SGOT/SGPT/creatinine
  • ECG/COVID antibody/chest x-ray PA view
  • Spirometry with bronchodilator reversibility
  • Medical consultation (at Clinic & Virtual)
  • Physiotherapy consultation
  • Medication support
  • Scenario 2:
  • CBC/CRP/Blood Sugar Fasting (FBS)
  • Liver Profile (Total protein/Albumin (Globulin, A/G ratio)/SGOT/SGPT/Bilirubin/GGTP/Alkaline phosphatase
  • Kidney Profile (Serum uric acid/Serum calcium/Serum electrolyte/Serum creatinine/Serum protein/Albumin (Globulin , A/G ratio)/Blood urea/Phosphorus
  • D-dimer
  • Glyco HbA1c
  • Prothombin Time (PT-INR)
  • ECG
  • COVID Antibody
  • Chest x -ray
  • PFT
  • 6-minute walk test
  • Medical consultation
  • Physiotherapy consultation
  • Medication support

For further queries:
Call: +1 (345) 333-2222 Email: info@totalhealth.ky