Have you been having fever, dry cough, runny nose, sore throat, loss of smell or loss or taste? If you are concerned that you might have COVID-19 and don't want to get tested or go to a hospital, then try these suggestions by Dr Sandhya Ramanathan, a general practitioner in Auckland, New Zealand. These are low-tech treatments that can save you from expensive medical costs and maybe even prevent you from getting worse from tests or exposure to sick people in a hospital or clinic.
Below is an executive summary of her suggestions from her 18-minute video
Boost and prime your immune system
Eat healthy food, especially vegetables and fruit
Don't eat processed food or alcohol
Stay well-hydrated with water
Sleep 8 hours each day
Take Zinc, Vitamin D and Vitamin C supplements
(Not mentioned) Eat garlic and drink ginger tea
Reduce your viral mode
When outside, wear a mask and glasses (if possible)
Rinse your mouth with salt water or betadine mouth wash.
Rinse your nose with saline nasal spray up each nostril or drop a few drops of diluted betadine concentrate into each nostril twice a day
Better: Make a homemade solution of water and half a teaspoon of bicarbonate soda and half a teaspoon of salt and a few drops of betadyne concentrate, boil them all together and then squirt the cooled solution into one nostril and let it come out the other nostril.
** Steam inhalation ** (especially for reduced sense of smell and coughing)
Put around 1 tablespoon of Vicks VapoRub in a bowl of boiled water.
Put your head over the bowl and cover your head with a towel.
Breathe the vapor through the nose for 10 minutes.
Do this twice a day until the cough stops.
Do breathing exercises
Breathing exercises can simulate a ventilator and open up airways by blowing out against resistance
Blow up a balloon (ideally in only three breathes)
Blow bubbles through a straw in water (good alternative for elderly people)
Check oxygen saturation, possible with checking device
Lie on your stomach when sleeping or resting in bed so your lungs can expand better.
Don't lie on your back, if possible.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones. - Proverbs 3:5-8