Wednesday 12 May 2021
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Although there is a spike in infections, the majority of COVID-19 cases tend to recover, however, and given the virus is new, there are chances that even mild cases of the coronavirus will spread from manageable to a worse state.
While it is possible for people to experience various unexpected symptoms, the form of the disease, once it becomes serious, may be quite constant.This is also why days 5 to 10 of the 14-day recovery period are considered so important, and often Days to watch are considered during the recovery schedule, according to timesofindia.
Why tracking symptoms is so important when recovering
Even if most cases of Corona are mild in nature and can be managed well at home, there is a related need to monitor and evaluate symptoms after the fifth day of the onset of symptoms, if you are a person in the middle of a disease period or have recovered, or have recently tested positive, here’s what you need to remember:
Your recovery depends entirely on your symptoms
The first days of infection can be very confusing; Many people have very mild or even no symptoms, however, the actual severity of the infection can only be determined during day 5-10.
According to experts, days 5 to 10 of the isolation period can also shed light on the potential for complications you may have after Covid, and hint at the actual severity of the infection.
The fifth day and beyond could be a sign of a “second stage” of infection
As mentioned earlier, in the first days after the onset of symptoms, patient differences appear, and it is generally considered a reaction to a viral infection.
However, the immune system produces voracious antibodies to eradicate the infection, and at times, they may be overstimulated and aggravate, which can start from the sixth or seventh day, when the actual Covid battle begins for many people.
After the onset of the initial symptoms, things may appear to be stabilizing for some, before experiencing a phase of secondary worsening.
What are the symptoms that require attention?
Days 5-10 may be the time when the severity of symptoms can be more severe, some may also feel that they are starting to improve, but have had a wave of worsening symptoms, this may also be the time when warning signs of hospitalization can occur. , Such as decreased levels of oxygen saturation, delirium, and increased fever.
Patients can also expect worsening of respiratory symptoms, discomfort, heaviness, and breathing problems.Hypoxia, which is the critical condition when oxygen levels drop significantly without other visible symptoms in the second stage of infection, can occur.
Who is most likely to have symptoms that are worse during the second week?
The reasons behind this could be all the important factors that determine the severity of the infection and its prediction, as doctors have pointed out over and over again, people who suffer from diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, and diseases that harm the immune are most at risk.
With reports of lung injury emerging at an early stage now, even young and healthy patients need to exercise caution, timely chest x-rays, blood work and blood work are important and should not be ignored.
What should patients do if the infection worsens?
Again, the severity of Corona can be a serious cause for concern and may become fatal, therefore, it is important to take timely action on symptoms, detect them, and take next steps.
Serious cases of COVID-19 need adequate hospital care and support, therefore, stay in touch with your medical care provider, keep track of symptoms (even if they seem to feel less worse than before) and get help.
Depending on your symptoms, treatment plans for COVID may include using supplemental oxygen therapy or experimental drugs (to reduce inflammation) or preventing the virus from causing more harm.