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Coronavirus 8 Feb 2021

COVID-19: Caring for a Sick Person at Home

If you have a family member who is sick with COVID-19 at home, support them and take care of yourself with prevention measures

Most people with COVID-19 she has no severe symptoms and will recover at home. However, these people can infect the people they live with and at the same time need help from them. Here are some tips for taking care of someone with COVID-19:

  • If you are a vulnerable person, let someone else take care of the person with COVID-19.
  • Supports the person and helps with their basic needs such as: ensuring that the person rests and drinks plenty of fluids to stay hydrated and helps with the purchase of food, medications and other necessities.
  • Be on the lookout for red flags.
  • Limit pet contact with the person.
  • Call 911 if the person is struggling to breathe, has persistent chest pain, is confused, has trouble staying awake, or if their face or lips are blue.

Lastly, take care of yourself too:

  • Limit contact and don't sleep in the same room or use the same bathroom.
  • Eat in separate places.
  • Do not share personal items such as toothbrushes, silverware, towels, or cell phones.
  • Always wear a mask.
  • Wash your hands frequently and do not touch your face.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects of common use daily.

COVID-19 Committee, UANL School of Medicine