Thermometer – essential - monitor your temperature from day one of symptoms and record in your journal (see Resources). Your normal temperature is around 36.5 to 37.5 degrees celsius. Take regular readings. It is worth getting into the habit of taking your temperature daily, before going out into the community, to help pick up any early signs).
Nebuliser – optional - You can either use a nebuliser (which is a device that turns a solution into a mist) or an old school inhalation over a bowl of steaming water. This is to help clear your breathing when you are congested. Not recommended that you use essential oils with the nebuliser. You can buy either from your chemist or online.
Oximeter – optional - Pulse Oximeter is a clip that you can pop on your finger and measure and track your oxygen status. If you have access to a Oximeter please record your levels in your journal. Ensure you notify your medical practitioner if you notice your levels dropping, especially if they are at or below 94%
TRACK YOUR PROGRESS
Track your symptoms (temperature, pulse and oxygen levels) and record in your journal so you can relay this information to your health practitioner if required, helping them to treat you more effectively.
Drink lots of water, rest, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, and get plenty of sunshine. Allow yourself a good few weeks to recover. A positive happy attitude is essential.
Only exercise once you are past day 14 and feel fully recovered, with good oxygen levels.
If you have difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, chest heaviness, or experiencing a sudden change in your symptoms ensure you notify your medical centre.
• Stay Hydrated
• Suck on ice blocks (see resources for different homemade options)
• Drink electrolytes, as well as your homemade soup stored in your freezer