Guidelines for the treatment of patients with mild COVID-19 at home approved

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How to behave in a patient with a mild form of COVID-19, treated at home? What to pay attention to the relatives living with him? The answers to these questions are contained in the new manual.

TASHKENT, Jul 14 – Sputnik. By the decision of the special commission from July 5, all asymptomatic citizens with COVID-19 are allowed to be treated at home (this decision is made by the doctor).

In this case, all sanitary and hygienic rules must be observed.

In this regard, the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan approved the “Interim Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Mild COVID-19 at Home”.

Document was developed National Chamber of Innovative Health in accordance with WHO recommendations.

The “Interim Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Mild COVID-19 at Home” is not only an important document for doctors and patients, but also significantly expands the information for everyone interested in knowledge about COVID-19 based on evidence-based medicine and wide international experience, ” – the message says the National Chamber.

According to the agency, among all patients with COVID-19 in the republic, a mild form of the disease was diagnosed in 40%.

At the same time, not only those with laboratory-confirmed virus presence, but also those with whom it is suspected are put in home quarantine. This is to prevent the further spread of infection in the country.

Symptoms of mild COVID-19 and treatment recommendations

The new guide lists the main symptoms that are characteristic of a mild form of the disease:

  • temperature increase to 38 degrees (meanwhile, the temperature may not rise at all);
  • sweating, general weakness, malaise, body aches;
  • cough, runny nose;
  • sore or sore throat, nausea, vomiting, and / or diarrhea;
  • headache, impaired taste and smell.

According to the document, it is recommended that such patients “prescribe symptomatic treatment: antipyretic drugs for fever and to relieve pain, adequate nutrition and maintaining water balance.”

What does it provide for:

  • for the relief of fever – antipyretic drugs (for example, paracetamol, ibuprofen);
  • for the complex therapy of rhinitis and (or) rhinopharyngitis – moisturizing / elimination preparations, nasal decongestants;
  • for the treatment of bronchitis – mucoactive, bronchodilators and other drugs.

Other recommendations are also given, including for the treatment of rhinitis, pharyngitis, with nasal congestion and a number of other symptoms.

“With a mild form of the disease, an abundant warm drink at the rate of 30 ml / kg of body weight (with the goal of detoxification, moisturizing the mucous membranes and facilitating the discharge of sputum) is strongly recommended,” writes the National Palace.

However, there are alarming symptoms that should immediately signal that you need to urgently see a doctor: this is dizziness, shortness of breath, chest pain, dehydration, and others.

Recommendations for patients and their families

Here, particular attention is paid to the need to “limit the number of persons caring for the patient.”

Ideally, this should be one person in good health who does not have chronic diseases or disorders of the immune system.

It should be noted that since the start of the pandemic, COVID-19 was diagnosed in 13,872 citizens of Uzbekistan, 63 people died, 8,030 recovered, and 5,778 Uzbek citizens are under treatment.

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