What is Coronavirus? Is wearing a mask enough? 14-days tenure Myth, Symptoms, Medications - Everything you need to know about the virus.

 This article is related to previous one (Death as I know it). As I have already entailed earlier that we as a family, weren’t taking Covid 19 seriously and as deadly as it should have been taken so we paid for it high time. Also a few of the factors that I’d say were our bad luck were that when we were caught into this mess, there wasn’t much awareness. For example:


Media was only showing 3 symptoms of Covid 19 attack i.e. Fever, Flu and cough. However Covid 19 can have any of the below symptoms:

·         Fever (which at times you yourself do not realize but it shows on Thermometer)

  • Cough 
  • Flu
  • Sneezes
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Losing taste and smell sense
  • Covid Toe


If you are at home and feel one of the above mentioned symptoms is there, start taking WHO recommended medications for initial stages and get hold of a doctor since doctors are not readily available in this case.

Commonly used medications are:

  • Azomax/Leflox/Macrobac (Formula of Azithromycin) 
  •  Rovista
  • Montika
  • Panadol
  • Cac1000
  • Zinc
  • Folic Acid

These are common medications with normal condition however, depending upon the condition of your lungs which will only be determined once you have your X-ray done if you are having severe cough or difficulty in breathing so in that case doctor will recommend you Anti-clotting injections or tablets (as per doctor’s advice) and steroids such as Dexamethasone or Prednisolone.

Note: Please be noted that I am not a doctor, I am a layman and you shouldn’t be taking any medication without doctor’s advice as certain people have allergic reactions to certain medicines and salts in them.

Wearing mask is just not enough:

Please be noted that wearing just a mask is not enough even if it is N-95. If you are using the same mask again and again without washing and drying in sun then it will not serve the purpose of saving you from germs rather germs will be there on it and if you or any of your kid will touch your mask from outside then it might not have your germs on the outer side but will definitely have germs of other people on it. So it is better to keep changing your mask every time you come from outside, remove it, bin it, wash your hands and use a new one. If you have N-95, it might not be possible to buy new one every time so wash it or sanitize it or disinfect it and put it in sun. Gloves do help but only if you dispose them every time. Otherwise, just keep a sanitizer or wash hands as much as you can.

Qehwa’s and Desi Totkas have aided the spread of this disease worse:

·         Trust me, other than the below mentioned desi totkas, none is helpful:

  • Taking bath with warm water and then using Detol while bathing
    Using phenyl or Detol cleaners while mopping
  • Drinking warm water
  • Having your nose cleaned with warm water
    Taking steam (which might be dangerous in case of a Blood pressure patient)
  • None of the below hyped desi totkas are workable, rather they waste your time, hype one’s blood pressure and cause diarrhea
  • Sanaa makki leaves (please don’t fall for this… this is for weight loss and causes diarrhea)
  • Other totkas for better breathing and clearing throat can be good but not for Corona. Corona is serious and must be dealt seriously
  • Yoga and breathing exercises do help
  • Staying positive does help
  • Will power does help


After effects:

After one recovers from corona, he/she feels depressed, lethargic, tired, exhausted and weak. Not to worry. Take care of your diet. Take supplements. Eat and drink healthy. It usually takes 2 to 3 months in totality from the day you fall a victim of corona till the time you recover fully.

14-days tenure of corona is a Myth:

You all must have heard that total tenure of corona (Covid – 19 ) is 14 days. First it takes 14 days for symptoms to appear and then it takes 14 days to go away. No it is not like that. Even WHO has now said that total tenure is of 21 days (depends case to case). From the day it gets detected to the time it gets negative. One must wait for at least 30 to 40 days to have oneself re-tested after treatment as many a times you get tested yourself after treatment it comes positive again. So let all the virus take its time to go away until you yourself and your body along with the test are all on the same page.


Another myth:

Corona virus doesn't always effect lungs. Pneumonia is one of the most common and classical case of corona virus. But in extreme cases it also can effect other vital organs such as heart, brain, kidney, liver etc. But generally people assume that if a man died with heart attack was not a victim of corona. He might be, you never know.

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