Corona Studies by Dr Nazia

CORONAVIRUS:


A virus also widely known as SARS-CoV-2. Due to its crown-like appearance it falls in the category of other Coronavirus frequently found.  According to the reports the virus started out from a wet market in China and spread worldwide during the Chinese holidays. Due to its lightweight nature and size It is spread through respiratory droplets released into the air when an infected person coughs, sneezes or touches any surface after touching their nose or mouth. The droplets generally do not travel more than a few feet, but have the ability to stay airborne for a certain period of time and then landing on nearby surfaces. It can last for several hours on various types of surfaces, copper 4 hour, cardboard up to 24 hours and plastic or stainless steel 2 to 3 days. 


It takes unto 14 days for the symptoms to show up once exposed, mostly within 3-5 days.

The main symptoms include:

  • Fever 
  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Trouble breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Chills, sometimes with shaking
  • Body aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion/runny nose
  • Loss of smell or taste
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

A PCR Nasal swab is currently the most effective way of diagnosing It. Other tests include the antibody Covid-19 test, due variable factors the results may not be entirely reliable for example if positive it shows past infection or exposure. it takes 2-3 weeks for it to be positive so it can’t be solely used to diagnose the infection.

COVID-19 or SARs COV-2 Virus can be mild, moderate or severe depending on person to person. Corona virus initially starts as a mild infection but after 7 days some complications are likely to arise in  immunocompromised patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, old age and in people with other bodily function disabilities.

 COVID-19  may affect the lungs causing pneumonia, ARDS( adult respiratory distress syndrome), Sepsis, inflammatory response that is cytokine storm and death. Patients contracting the coronavirus are required  to take paracetamol  for fever (with the permission of your General Physician), multivitamins with Zinc to renew the linings,Vitamin D as research shows people with vitamins D deficiency develop worse symptoms, Calcium, take Ascard a blood thinner to prevent clots and a suitable anti allergy. Cover with an antibiotic to prevent superimposed bacterial infection.

 Its a viral infection no treatment other than Remdesivir is approved yet that too doesn’t prevent mortality. Regular steam, increases intake of liquids. A regular check on the oxygen level by pulse oximeters( normal is 97 percent or up) is a life saver.  if the oxygen falls below 90 percent the patient needs to be admitted in the hospital with oxygen by nasal prongs, BIPAP( assistance ) or worse ventilator and IV or oral Steroids are given( varies from patient to patient. By far the only drug that prevents mortality is DEXAMETHASONE. 

. For people who recover from Coronavirus life for a most is not the same they still develop body pains, and weakness for a month or so. The only way to eradicate this illness or prevent it is by vaccine which is in phase 3 clinical trials and hopefully produced soon. Till then please wash your hands, wear masks, and follow social distancing protocols

 

Personal Experience:

3 weeks ago 2 people in my own house contracted the Coronavirus. The first symptom they both developed was Fever and body aches. A PCR test confirmed Them both Corona Positive. 

Preventive measures for the rest of the family:

  • Isolation of both patients
  • Isolation of kitchen utensils from the rest of the family. 
  • Sanitization with UVC and Ozone light of the patients isolation rooms and other areas of the house. 
  • Disinfectant wipes, gloves and Surgical masks were a frequent use. 
  • Hepa + UVC air filter was placed outside their rooms to capture any leaks and spread to the other members of the household. 
  • Mopping with surface cleaner is a must for all areas of the house. 
  • Washing all clothes of the patients in Dettol. 
  • Disinfecting their dishes in a UVC + Infrared sterilization box, due to a common kitchen. 

 

Treatments And Medicines that were administered to the patients

  • Tab Surbex Z
  • CAC 1000
  •  Ascard 75mg
  •  kestine 20mg
  •  Azomax 500mg 
  • Panadol.  

 

Protocols that were observed: 

  • Oxygen levels were kept in check 4 times a day
  • Enquiry regarding fever on a daily basis. 
  • Monitor Excessive cough 
  • Healthy and protein rich diet plan

 

We used Ultra Violet lights by www.safelyfesys.com to disinfect the rooms, cutlery. We wore 2 masks of meltblown Respiflow and face shields all bought from this site. We sanitized the surfaces by zapp wipes, dettol disinfectant surface cleaners. Washed their clothes with Ariel antibacterial powder and Dettol. 

1 comment

  • Hello nazia, I read the blog. Hope you all are well and okay.

    Minah Malik

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