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My mother is having very mild COVID-19 symptoms. Can you please tell the right treatment?

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Answered by

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At May 5, 2021
Reviewed AtJuly 17, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

My mother is having very mild COVID-19 symptoms. We got her lung CT scan done yesterday, and by just seeing the film doctor said it is a minor infection. We are awaiting the full report this afternoon. I am very much worried. Can you please tell me the right treatment to provide since it has already been 10 days?

Answered by Dr. J. N. Naidu


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern. Please accept the fact that it is a viral infection, and 98 % of patients recover from illness without any problem. Medicines alone cannot kill the viruses; your body's immunity will fight with the virus and overcome it.

As it is already 10 days after infection, symptoms will disappear in another four or five days.

  1. Do not worry about the reports.
  2. Eat a balanced diet with more boiled vegetables and fruits.
  3. Drink adequate water, at least 8 cups daily.
  4. Take one tablet containing Zinc, Vitamin B complex, and Vitamin C for one week.
  5. Do not take unnecessary medications and create problems for yourself.

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

Thank you for your advice.

I am attaching the report of her scans. Can you please suggest to me the medicines she should take?

Thank you very much.

Answered by Dr. J. N. Naidu


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I went through the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I suggest the following:

  1. Use a mask when others are within eight feet distance.
  2. Stay in a separate, well-ventilated room.
  3. Wash hands with soap solution or sanitizer, especially after going to the washroom, coughing, sneezing, before eating, etc.
  4. Drink plenty of water or buttermilk or coconut water, so urine volume is about 6 cups daily.
  5. Take one multivitamin tablet daily- containing Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin C, and Zinc at night after dinner.
  6. Tablet Acetaminophen or Paracetamol 650 mg - one tablet in the morning and one tablet in the evening with food. (Use Acetaminophen only if fever or body pain is present).
  7. Drink one Vitamin D 60000 IU/gm sachet powder (Cholecalciferol) dissolved in half a glass of milk (only one sachet and not more than that).
  8. If you are diabetic or hypertensive, use your regular medications and check if your blood glucose or blood pressure is under control.
  9. Eat more boiled vegetables and fruits.
  10. Check oxygen saturation using a pulse oximeter; if oxygen saturation is above 94%, it is fine.

Please feel free to ask me for further assistance.

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

Thank you for the suggestions. I am attaching the blood test reports received this morning. Can you please let me know how they look, what they mean, and what medicines to take? The oxygen level is between 98 and 99.

Thank you.

Answered by Dr. J. N. Naidu


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I studied the reports carefully (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and it appears that there is no serious infection. And also, since your oxygen saturation is good, there is no need for further medications.

Adequate intake of fluids, fruits, boiled vegetables are important.

Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. J. N. Naidu
Dr. J. N. Naidu

General Practitioner

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