How to take care of your health at home?
A. Personal Health Care At Home
- If you have fever, take paracetamol as the recommended dose.
- Fever has subsided does not mean you have recovered, but can make you feel more comfortable. Follow the instructions on the medicine label. Consult your medical practitioner about the medicines prescribed, appropriate dosages, side effects of drugs and when the intake should be stopped.
- Plenty of fluid intake (including mineral water, porridge, isotonic, fruit juice and soup) to prevent dehydration.
- If symptoms of an emergency seek immediate medical attention.
- Ensure good ventilation at home (ie opening windows in the room, a kitchen, toilet and shower).
B. Advice to Patients and Family Members To Controlling Infection at Home
- Practice good cough manners
- Patients must practice proper cough manners. Use a tissue or handkerchief when coughing or sneezing. Wash hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Discard used tissues in the trash.
- Improve hygiene
- Patients and family members must take the following steps:
- Frequent hand washing with soap and water or alcohol-based hand wash.
- Dry hands with a tissue or towel for each family member.
- Wash dishes and other equipment and surfaces frequently touched, using a detergent commonly used in the home.
- Do not share personal equipment
- Equipment such as crockery and textiles such as towels, sheets and blankets can not be shared by family members of patients. All items should be washed with soap and water.
- Dissociate themselves (Prison Social – Social Distancing)
- Patients are advised not to leave home until they recover, usually for 7 days.
- Patients as far as possible be made to live in separate rooms.
- Family members, especially those prone to complications (particularly pregnant women) as far as possible to stay away from the patient at least (1) meter to avoid infection.
- If patients have to leave home for example, to get treatment he should wear surgical masks (masks), to practice good cough manners and frequent hand washing.
C. Assess the Level of Personal Health Guide Home
- In general, influenza can heal by itself. However, you should seek immediate treatment in hospital if you experience any signs and symptoms:
- Respiratory: shortness of breath, wheezing, lip color turns blue / purple
- Coughing blood or bloody sputum
- Continuous chest pain
- Diarrhea or vomiting frequently
- Continuous fever for more than 3 days or recurrent fever after three days to recover
- Abnormal behavior, confusion, less responsive to stimulation or seizures
- Dizziness when standing
- Decreased urination
That’s some good guide to personal health care at home.