About the Second wave of Coronavirus Symptoms, Prevention, Home Treatment, Medication 2021
Posted On April 23, 2021
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face.
The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).
COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization.
Most common symptoms:
Less common symptoms:
aches and pains.
loss of taste or smell.
a rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes.
difficulty breathing or shortness of breath.
chest pain or pressure.
loss of speech or movement.
Seek immediate medical attention if you have serious symptoms. Always call before visiting your doctor or health facility.
People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should manage their symptoms at home.
On average it takes 5–6 days from when someone is infected with the virus for symptoms to show, however it can take up to 14 days.
CORONA SECOND WAVE: HOW IT DIFFERS FROM THE FIRST WAVE, SYMPTOMS
India is recording close to 2.5 lakh cases per day and the total cases in the country stand at more than 15 lakhs in the first half of April 2021 itself. It is said that India is experiencing the fastest COVID-19 spread this time around, making it a matter of concern for everyone across the country. One of the main reasons for this is the fact that people are not being able to understand whether they are affected by the virus or it is just a normal, or seasonal health issue. That, in a big part, is due to the various minute characteristics concerning the Corona second wave symptoms, age profile, spatial distribution, and so on, which differs from the first wave.
When the first wave of COVID-19 hit the country, local mutations were not that prevalent. However, experts now believe that the current surge that we are experiencing is mainly due to the homegrown mutant variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Though initially, the mutant strains came from abroad, like UK and South Africa, If reports are to be believed, it is being said that genome sequencing in one of the Indian states led to the attribution of over 60% of the fresh cases caused by the homegrown mutant variants of the COVID virus.
Who is Being Affected the Most?
While there are many claims that the new wave of COVID-19 is affecting the younger age group more; the truth is that everyone is vulnerable to the virus. During the first wave of the virus, as per the Government data in December 2020, the mortality rate amongst the older people was high (88% approx.)
However, in the current wave, a few Indian states like Karnataka, Maharashtra, and others, where the cases are at peak; it is seen that people below 45 years are being affected the most. The reason behind this could be the fact that younger people have to move around more, due to their engagement in economic activities while the older people remain indoors. But, there is no solid report that backs up the claim of the younger generation being affected the most by Corona second wave. What is most important at this moment is that you follow all the safety protocols like wearing a mask, sanitising hands frequently and maintaining social distancing, since this mutant strain is supposed to be airborne.
Symptoms of COVID-19 Second Wave
The symptoms of Corona second wave varies slightly from the first wave and because of this reason, most people are not able to differentiate. It is stated that the delay in the diagnosis of the virus is leading to the delay of COVID second wave treatment, making the scenario more severe than anticipated.
The list of Corona second wave symptoms are:
Red, runny eyes
Pain in the lower back (near the kidney)
Loose motions, Gastrointestinal issues
Fever, cough, Nausea
Tingling in the fingers or toes.
These symptoms were not seen frequently in the first wave however, in the second strain, these Coronavirus symptoms are a lot more evident. There have been instances where people experiencing pain in the lower back area mistook it for a normal issue. However, if you experience any of the above-mentioned symptoms for a longer period, it is advisable to get yourself tested.
COVID-19 CRUCIAL INFORMATION (Home Treatment and Medication)
◉ Due to the collapse of the health system, we, the health professionals, have prepared this message for the people, in case you do not want to risk going to the hospital immediately;
◉ Symptoms appear from the third day after infection (viral symptoms). ➙ 1st phase; ◉ Body pain ◉ Eye pain ◉ Headache ◉ vomiting ◉ Diarrhea Runny nose or nasal congestion ◉ Decomposition ◉ Burning eyes ◉ Burning when urinating ◉ Feeling feverish ◉ Scuffed throat (sore throat) ➙ It is very important to count the days of symptoms: 1st, 2nd, 3rd. ◉ Take action before the onset of fever. ◉ Be careful, it is very important to drink plenty of fluids, especially purified water. Drink plenty of water to keep your throat moist and to help clear your lungs.
➙ 2nd phase; (from 4th to 8th day) inflammatory. ◉ Loss of taste and / or smell ◉ Fatigue with minimal effort ◉ Chest pain (rib cage) ◉ Tightening of the chest ◉ Pain in the lower back (in the kidney area)
➙ The virus attacks nerve endings; ◉ The difference between fatigue and shortness of breath: • _Lack of air is when the person is sitting – without making any effort – and is out of breath; • Fatigue is when the person moves around to do something simple and feels tired.
➙ It takes a lot of hydration and vitamin C.
Covid-19 binds oxygen, so the quality of the blood is poor, with less oxygen.
➙ 3rd phase – healing; ◉ On day 9, the healing phase begins, which can last until day 14 (convalescence). ◉ Do not delay treatment, the sooner the better!
➙ Good luck everyone! It is better to keep these recommendations, prevention is never too much! • Sit in the sun for 15-20 minutes • Rest and sleep for at least 7-8 hours. • Drink 1 and a half liters of water per day • All food should be hot (not cold). ➙ Keep in mind that the pH of the coronavirus ranges from 5.5 to 8.5. So all we have to do to eliminate the virus is to eat more alkaline foods, above the acid level of the virus. As; ◉ Bananas, Lime → 9.9 pH ◉ Yellow lemon → 8.2 pH ◉ Avocado – pH 15.6 ◉ Garlic – pH 13.2 ◉ Mango – pH 8.7 ◉ Mandarin – pH 8.5 ◉ Pineapple – 12.7 pH ◉ Watercress – 22.7 pH ◉ Oranges – 9.2 pH
➙ How do you know you have Covid-19 ?! ◉ itchy throat ◉ Dry throat ◉ Dry cough ◉ High temperature ◉ Difficulty breathing ◉ Loss of smell and taste
DO NOT keep this information just for yourself, give it to all your family and friends. W E C A R E As received
Important Message for all
The hot water you drink is good for your throat. But this corona virus is hidden behind the paranasal sinus of your nose for 3 to 4 days. The hot water we drink does not reach there. After 4 to 5 days this virus that was hidden behind the paranasal sinus reaches your lungs. Then you have trouble breathing. That’s why it is very important to take steam, which reaches the back of your paranasal sinus. You have to kill this virus in the nose with steam. At 50°C, this virus becomes disabled i.e. paralyzed. At 60°C this virus becomes so weak that any human immunity system can fight against it. At 70°C this virus dies completely. This is what steam does.
One who stays at home should take steam once a day. If you go to the market to buy vegetables, take it twice a day. Anyone who meets some people or goes to office should take steam 3 times a day.
Steam week According to doctors, Covid -19 can be killed by inhaling steam from the nose and mouth, eliminating the Coronavirus. If all the people started a steam drive campaign for a week, the pandemic will soon end. So here is a suggestion:
Start the process for a week morning and evening, for just 5 minutes each time, to inhale steam. If all adopt this practice for a week the deadly Covid-19 will be erased. This practice has no side effects either. So please send this message to all your relatives, friends and neighbours, so that we all can kill this corona virus together and live and walk freely in this beautiful world.
Precautions to be taken for Fighting the COVID-19 Second Wave
The virus spreads from person to person via respiratory droplets when the infected person coughs or sneezes or even comes in physical contact (handshake, fist bump, and so on) with the non-infected person. For some people, staying at home or working from home is possible while for others, they have to move out of the house. Either way, it is necessary to make sure that all the safety protocols and necessary precautions are being taken at home and also when you are moving out. For Households with elderly people or those with co-morbidities like blood sugar, hypertension, heart disease, and so on; taking precautionary measures becomes even more mandatory. Here are some of the steps that you need to follow: –
Sanitise before Entering Home – If you or anyone from your household has to go out for work, make sure that they sanitise before entering the house. Keep the footwear outside, use a disinfectant spray that can be used on the skin – spray it on surfaces that you or they have touched, and only then enter the house. And once you enter the house, take a hot water shower and sanitise entirely.
Wash your Hands – Ensuring good hygiene is one of the best ways of preventing COVID-19. Make sure to wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds of being in a public place or after blowing your nose, sneezing, or coughing. Also, ensure to wash your hands in the following circumstances: –
• Before eating or preparing food • Before touching your face • After using the public or common restroom • After handling your mask • After caring for someone who is unwell • After touching animals or pets
Carry a sanitiser with you that contains at least 60% alcohol or disinfectant sprays that can be used on the human skin directly. Sanitise all the parts of your hand and make sure that they are sanitised properly.
In addition to this, practising social distancing even at home, wearing a mask and gloves, eating healthy and warm food, and being happy mentally are some of the measures that you need to ensure without fail. Especially around the older adults, make sure that they are optimistic, happy and joyful so that they can live a stress-free life.