Get E-Book on COVID-19

Alternative Medicine Data Verified

Natural Ways to Prevent COVID-19

Published on Sep 03, 2020   -  4 min read

Abstract

Abstract

If you think you have been exposed to the new Coronavirus or that you have symptoms of the virus, it is advised to go and visit your doctor. It is important to follow isolation guidelines and to take appropriate conventional care along with the naturopathic approaches.

Natural Ways to Prevent COVID-19
Contents

The outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) originated in Wuhan, China. Still, we lack information regarding the incubation period, rate of infection, or the animal source of the virus. If you have traveled to or from significantly affected areas in recent weeks or months, or if you have been in contact with someone who had symptoms of flu, you should consult your local health authorities.

What Are the Symptoms of COVID-19?

The symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  1. Common cold, which affects most individuals at some point or another in their lifetime.
  2. Running nose.
  3. Headache.
  4. Cough.
  5. Sore throat.
  6. High-grade fever.
  7. A general feeling of being unwell.

In compromised individuals, elder people, and those with compromised immunity or those who already have other health issues, the common coronaviruses can cause bronchitis or pneumonia in them. It starts with a common cold with fever, lethargy, cough, and difficulty in breathing. Later symptoms may include sore throat, nasal congestion, and swollen adenoids.

How Does the New Coronavirus Spread?

The progression of this coronavirus is rapid, which makes individuals very ill and may lead to death. Transmission or spread of coronaviruses are most commonly occur from direct contact between an infected person to healthy individual through:

Travelers returning from areas significantly affected by the new coronavirus should monitor themselves for symptoms of respiratory ailments for 14 days.

Preventive Measures for COVID-19

Some basic steps to prevent exposure and exposing others to any virus, including SARS-CoV-2:

1) Hygiene -

2) Cough Hygiene -

3) Food Hygiene -

4) Clean Surfaces -

Whether grocery shopping, flying, or when exposed to something new, try to clean as well as disinfect all objects and surfaces that you touch in day to day life.

5) Avoidance -

6) Stay Hydrated -

Ensure adequate hydration to assist the body in fighting infections.

7) Balanced Diet -

Emphasis should be given to balanced nutrition, including protein, vegetables, whole grains, etc. One should avoid or limit foods that contribute to the formation of mucous, for example, bread, dairy, yeast, and bananas. Restrict the usage of processed food and foods high in salt and sugar.

8) Spices -

Many spices, specifically warming spices have antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Spices such as garlic, turmeric, clove, ginger, thyme, oregano, and sage can be added to teas and food. So, they are useful here to slow down the risk of getting an infection.

9) Sleep -

Ensure adequate sleep which helps to boost immunity. You will need more sleep when you have a cold and flu. So, sleep adequately and boost your immunity.

10) Stress Management -

Reduce and manage stress. Positive relationships possess reduced stress and are associated with stronger immunity and overall health.

11) Indoor Pollutants -

Have a check on indoor pollutants such as mold, as they can worsen conditions of lung-related illnesses.

12) Smoking -

Smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke (passive smoking) can increase your susceptibility to lung-related illnesses.

13) Exercise -

We all know the fact that exercise makes us fit and increases immunity, so, moderate exercise enhances immune function and lowers the risk of respiratory infections and other infections. More vigorous or intensive exercise is best but avoided if someone is feeling unwell.

14) Natural Medicines -

The following are some natural medicines and other naturopathic approaches that enhance immunity while helping to create and maintain healthy mucous membrane tissue, which is essential to fend off viral infections.

There are some Botanical medicines known to help prevent flu and similar symptoms. This includes:

  1. Licorice root.
  2. North American ginseng.
  3. Elderberry.
  4. Echinacea.
  5. Garlic.

15) Nutritional Supplements -

Nutritional supplements can be taken for an optimal immune system function. These nutritional supplements include:

  1. Zinc.
  2. Selenium.
  3. Vitamin C.
  4. Probiotics.
  5. Seaweed extract.

16) Humidifier -

Use a humidifier as higher air humidity reduces the chances of virus survival rate and may well decrease transmission and spread.

Natural Remedies for COVID-19:

Some approaches that can be helpful and comforting during acute illness and help with recuperation are-

  1. Place 1 to 2 cups of Epsom salt in warm water and take a bath. This helps reduce inflammation and decreases muscle soreness and joint pain.
  2. A hot water bottle can also be used if the patient is chilly and sore.
  3. Vegetable broths will help replenish electrolytes and also have many other health benefits.
 

This is a sponsored Ad. icliniq or icliniq doctors do not endorse the content in the Ad.

Last reviewed at:
03 Sep 2020  -  4 min read

RATING

16
Dr. Disha Kandi Jain

Dr. Disha Kandi Jain

BDS,MDS Orthodontics, Diploma in Naturopathy

Consult by PhoneConsult by Phone Video ChatVideo Chat

Tags:

Comprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Related Questions & Answers


Kindly suggest home remedies for loose motions in a baby.

Query: Hello doctor, My 10 months old baby girl is having loose motion from the last five days. Sometimes she passes normal bowl, but today she is passing very loose bowls and since morning she has passed about five times, runny and loose stool. Kindly suggest me some home remedy or medicine.  Read Full »

COVID-19 And Depression

Article Overview: This outbreak of COVID-19 has caused depression for many. Read this article to know more about the depressive states of COVID-19. Read Article


Dr. Lochana
Psychologist Counsellor

What Is COVID-19? The new coronavirus (later named SARS-CoV-2) that was identified during late 2019 in Wuhan China, has been one of the deadliest killers worldwide for the past six months. It has been spreading limitlessly with no barriers to all ages and populations. It was not predicted to be a c...  Read Article

Burns - Types, Treatment, Home Remedies, Complications, and Prevention

Article Overview: Learn about the types, causes, symptoms, and ways to prevent burns. This article also includes home remedies and first aid care for burns and the available treatment options for burn scars. Read Article


Dr. Sneha Kannan
Dermatologist

What Is a Burn? Any tissue damage due to overexposure to heat, sun, and other radiation, or coming in contact with a chemical or an electrical source is called a burn. The damage caused can be minor or can be life-threatening and result in fatal complications There are various treatment options fo...  Read Article

Popular Articles Most Popular Articles

Do you have a question on ?

Ask a Doctor Online

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: All health articles published on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek the advice from your physician or other qualified health-care providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.