Is There any Treatment for Coronavirus Diseases?
In this topic let us discuss the treatment for Coronavirus. Coronavirus disease, aka COVID-19 has caused a global pandemic in 2020. It has collapsed healthcare system of many countries. Hospitals all over the world appeared to be unready for this flow of patients. Doctors and nurses became the new superheroes of our era. At the same time there appeared lots of rumors about possible treatments of COVID-19. Some people claim that ginger and honey can cure the virus. Others take aspirin and caught syrups. Ironically, there are even those who say that heavy smoking is the only efficient means to clear your lungs.
But is there a real medically proven treatment of Coronavirus?
World Health Organization describes the treatment of COVID-19 as “symptomatic and supportive”. This means that there is still no medical treatment of Coronavirus yet. Doctors track patients` condition and treat them accordingly. The most common measure is supporting the necessary oxygen level in the blood. Another important supportive treatment is fluid therapy. Patients with fever loose lots of liquids that have to be refilled. Otherwise it may lead to extensive damage to internal organs.
Antibiotics are useless against COVID-19 as they are useless for viruses’ management. But doctors may prescribe them if the patient has accompanying infectious diseases.
Doctors recommend at-home treatment for patients that only have mild symptoms. This is important to prevent congestion of hospitals.
If the disease is mild, the symptoms are not different from those of the simple flu. In this case they last for about a week. It is enough for such patients to take painkillers, rest, and drink enough fluids.
At the same time it is important to remember all precautions not to infect other people. A sick person has to keep a strict quarantine. The isolation may be ended only if all necessary tests prove that the person is not contagious anymore.
The only possible experimental management of COVID-19 is treatment with anti-virus medications. Though it is not fully approved as this kind of medication is aimed against particular types of viruses. Until now all known antivirus medications appeared to be ineffective against Coronavirus. In some cases the may even be harmful.
Another experimental means of coronavirus management is immunosuppressant. When the patient`s body overreacts for Coronavirus it causes a strong response of the immune system. This leads to a dramatic rise in temperature, loss of liquids, and damage to inner organs. Immunosuppressants reduce this reaction. This kind of treatment is also considered experimental and extremely dangerous.
As we see, there is no effective treatment of COVID-19 yet. Awareness is the only tool that we have now.