TEN COMMANDMENTS OF COST EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR COVID19 PATIENTS IN

From :Dr Chakradhar Maddela Neonatologist MSc Neonate MD DCH PGD NEONATOLOGY, DHSc Echocardiography, Fellowship Cardiology &Health Research, DHSc Diabetology. Management 1. Home isolation with all Covid19 precautions. 2. Oral paracetamol for controlling fever, thereby reducing metabolic rate and oxygen consumption 3. Well hydration (by taking enough fluids until passing urine colourless ). Hydration is the best cough expectorant. 4. Use of Budecort inhalation in mild cases with potential hypoxaemia (fall in SpO2 / blood oxygen levels after 6 or 3 minute brisk walk test), oral dexamethasone in moderate cases and methylprednisolone in severe cases to prevent and control inflammation. 5. Pranayamam or breathing exercises or prone positioning to improve functional residual capacity (FRC) and maintain blood oxygen levels. 6. Meditation to calm brain and body, improve the innate immunity, reduce metabolism and oxygen consumption. 7. Cheaper drugs with less side effects but potentially inhibit viral replication in initial stage of Covid 19 like Ivermectin (added advantage is that its a deworming agent. So, the drug is not wasted if it doesn't show much effect on viral replication ). 8. Vitamins supplementation - C, D, A and Zinc. 9. Protein of high biological value but cheaper like milk and egg protein which is essential for tissue repair. 10. Steam inhalation for enhanced muco-cilliary clearance and maintaing healthy respiratory airway passages.

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