How is Coronavirus treated at home?
Most people with COVID-19 can recover at home and symptoms can be reduced by taking over-the-counter medications, drinking plenty of fluids and getting enough rest.
What medication can I take to reduce the symptoms the coronavirus disease?
Pain relievers like acetaminophen (Tylenol®) or ibuprofen (Advil®, Motrin®) can relieve minor aches and pains. Cough suppressants or expectorants may also be used, but it’s best to get specific advice from your healthcare provider.
What if I need to be hospitalized?
The CDC recommends when to seek emergency medical attention: Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.