Q. My COVID-19 test is positive with a high fever. What medications should I take?

Answered by
Dr. S D Sinha
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 19, 2020

Hello doctor,

I am 47 years old. I tested COVID-19 positive. I started mild fever before six days until yesterday I had only a mild fever 98-99 F. Since last night, my temperature has gone up to 101 and not reducing. I have not started taking any medicine until now. Which medicine should I start to take now? I do not have any other problems except mild sore throat and body ache. Please advise.

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You must not worry, but you must take adequate precautions and necessary treatment. The precaution is trying to ensure your family members do not get infected along with you. You must isolate yourself at home and take suggested measures. However, if the condition worsens, fever non remitting, SPO2 declining and worsening of critical symptoms like breathlessness, severe loose motions, etc., you should get hospitalized.

In case you are at home, the following are the recommendations.

1. Lifestyle measures - steam inhalation, warm saline water gargles (both twice daily), drink warm water throughout the day.

Diet- high protein, balanced electrolytes.

2. Additional tests:-

A) Blood- CBC, ESR, CRP, D-Dimer levels, Serum Alanine aminotransferase (AST) and serum glutamate amino transferase (SGPT), Platelet count, INR.

B) Radiology- CT scan chest.

C) ECG-12- lead.

3. Supplements and medicines

Take tablet Vitamin C 500 mg one tablet twice daily for 15 days, Zinc 50 mg thrice daily for 15 days, Vitamin D3 60,000 IU 1 capsule once a week for six weeks, capsule Econorm (Saccharomyces Boulardi 250 mg) one capsule twice daily for seven days, capsule Relent OD (Levocetirizine 5 mg + Ambroxol 75 mg SR) one capsule once daily for 15 days, and tablet Paracetamol 650 mg one tablet thrice daily for 15 days.

After the suggested tests, please revert so that we could recommend further.


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