Posted on Jul 13th, 2020 by Heena Ganotra, Last updated Nov 1st, 2021, Leave a Comment
While airlines and airports are taking all the precautions, there have been cases where travelers have tested positive for COVID-19 upon landing. Should a co-passenger test positive, the following tips will prove beneficial even if the person in the flight was sitting right next to you or your own body starts showing up the symptoms.
Contact the airline (if you haven’t already been contacted by them) and find out if the COVID-positive traveler was sitting close to you. Also, note the quarantine guidelines they have prepared for the passengers.
If you are not in home quarantine already, self-isolate yourself and monitor your health for 14 days with immediate effect.
Contact your local hospitals for queries regarding symptoms, testing, and quarantine.
If COVID-19 symptoms start showing up, get tested within 5 to 10 days of coming in contact with the COVID-19 patient as stated by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
The symptoms include –
These symptoms would come only in phases and with time, you might have all of these. Hence, keeping a check on your health is very important.
If you turn out to be COVID positive, the first thing you have to do is not to panic. Take deep breaths. You’ll be fine. Really! With a recovery rate of 61.53, beating this deadly virus isn’t a big deal. However, taking all the requisite steps is. So follow the tips listed below and carve your path to wellness.
Get an oximeter to keep a check on the oxygen levels in your body. Lying between the range of INR 2500 and INR 3000, it isn’t too expensive and can be easily bought from the local chemist shops.
Take Vitamin C supplements. Even if you believe in home remedies and regularly consume lemon water, lemon juice, amla, etc, you need a supplement because the amount of vitamins provided by citrus fruits isn’t enough for the body to heal. Supplements do the trick.
Take multivitamins to maintain your energy levels as the COVID virus breaks down the proteins in your body. This will help you remain active.
Fill your flask with hot water and keep sipping water from it every 10-15 minutes. This has proved to be very effective as it washes away any soreness in the throat, thus nipping the danger in the bud.
Take steam daily for around 4 to 5 times. If it’s too much for you, take it at least once.
Take turmeric water daily to build your immunity. Add a pinch of turmeric in a glass of hot water and drink it.
Drink ‘kadha’ which is a liquid prepared from herbs and spices. This will build your strength and protect you from falling prey to immunity loss. This can either be prepared at home or you could go with a brand that offers the same.
Eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Junk food must strictly be avoided.
Wear a mask even at home in order not to affect someone else and wash hands for as many times as you can.
(100% credible. Curated from the data shared by recovered COVID-19 patients.)
Even if you don’t end up having any symptoms and you rightly plan to not opt for the COVID-19 test, we’ll still recommend you follow tips from number 7 to number 14. Please don’t wait for symptoms to show up or this virus to hit you before you take these tips seriously.
If you have a flight to catch in the near future or have recently landed in India after boarding the USA to India flight, start with the procedure to strengthen your immunity. It’s never too late!
And for those who have tested positive, we guarantee you’ll get well sooner than you hope to. Sincerity is the key.
Stay safe, you all!
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A writer by both passion and profession, Heena Ganotra is "half agony, half hope" but all heart. And oh, she has been a book lover from the start! Her love for books is what convinced her to make a career in the wonderful world of words. She loves what she does and is out-and-out a satisfied soul with a wish to spread happiness like herpes. Insight- Some say she is living the best life anyone could because she reads, writes, travels, and makes merry. They’re right because what else does one really need! :)