THIS IS NOT DIRECTED AT COURTNEY !!
It’s just common sense stuff I have read in the news.
Only high temperatures kill a virus, so let your fever run high.
Tylenol, Advil. Motrin, Ibuprofen etc. only bring your fever down allowing the virus to live longer.
They are saying that ibuprophen, Advil etc. will actually exacerbate the virus.
Use common sense and don’t let fever go over 103 or 104 if you got the guts. If it gets higher than that,
take your Tylenol, not ibuprophen or Advil to keep it regulated. It helps to keep house warm
and cover up with blankets so body does not have to work so hard to generate the heat. It usually takes about 3 days of this to break the fever.
The body is going to dehydrate with the elevated temperature so you must rehydrate yourself regularly.
Gatorade with real sugar, or Pedialyte with real sugar for kids, works well. Why the sugar?
Sugar will give your body back the energy it is using up to create the fever.
The electrolytes and fluid you are losing will also be replenished by the Gatorade.
If you don’t do this and end up in the hospital, they will start an IV and give
you D5W (sugar water) and Normal Saline to replenish electrolytes.
Gatorade is much cheaper, pain free, and comes in an assortment of flavors.
You must keep your lungs moist. Best done by taking long steamy showers
on a regular basis, if your wheezing or congested use a real minty toothpaste
and brush your teeth while taking the steamy shower and deep breath through
your mouth. This will provide some bronchial dilation and help loosen the phlegm.
Force yourself to cough into a wet wash cloth pressed firmly over your mouth
and nose, which will cause greater pressure in your lungs forcing them to
expand more and break loose more of the congestion.
Eat healthy and regularly to keep your strength up.
Once the fever breaks, start moving around to get the body back in
shape and blood circulating.
Deep breath on a regular basis, even when it hurts. If you don’t it becomes
easy to develop pneumonia. Pursed lip breathing really helps. That’s breathing
in deep and slow then exhaling through tight lips as if your blowing out a candle,
blow until you have completely emptied your lungs and you will be able to
breath in an even deeper breath. This helps keep lungs expanded as well as increase your oxygen level.
Remember that every medication you take is merely relieving the symptoms, not making you well.
Drink LOTs of hot liquids.
Take a sip of warm water or hot liquid every 20 minutes because this keeps your mouth moist and washes
any of the virus to your stomach where stomach acid kills before entry into the lungs.
Gargle with antiseptic daily.
Virus attaches to clothes and hair. Takes lots of showers and wash clothes often.
Clay should probably take clothes off and shower when he comes in from work.
Wash hands every 20 minutes.
Eat fruits and veggies to elevate your zinc levels
If you feel discomfort in your throat attack it immediately with above.
The virus enters the system through the throat but will sit in your throat for 3 or 4 days before
passing on to your lungs.
BREATHE IN DEEPLY and hold your breath for 10 seconds. If you can do this there is no
fibrosis in the lungs, indicating the absence of infection. It is recommended you do this
every morning to help detect infection.