Treat­ing coro­n­avirus infec­tion at home

If a per­son has been diag­nosed with coro­n­avirus dis­ease and their symp­toms are mild and the per­son is not at risk, then they can be treat­ed at home.

Coro­n­avirus dis­ease pre­dis­pos­es to blood clots. Con­tact your doc­tor if you know that you in addi­tion to coro­n­avirus dis­ease have oth­er risk fac­tors that pre­dis­pose you to blood clots.

When you are ill:

Link: Hand wash­ing and cough­ing (THL)

When car­ing for a per­son with coro­n­avirus disease:

When car­ing for a sick child:

At home, the risk of infec­tion can also be reduced by the fol­low­ing every­day means

Clean­ing, laun­dry and housekeeping

If you devel­op severe symp­toms such as short­ness of breath and your gen­er­al con­di­tion deteriorates:

Espe­cial­ly those who belong to a risk group should be ready to con­tact health­care pro­fes­sion­als if they sus­pect they may have been infect­ed. The risk group includes 

Symp­toms in chil­dren that require imme­di­ate treatment: 

The instruc­tions below always apply regard­less of the pathogen or under­ly­ing dis­ease. If your child becomes ill and devel­ops any of the fol­low­ing symp­toms, seek med­ical atten­tion as soon as possible:

Risks of throm­bo­sis in a patient who has a coro­n­avirus infection 

A coro­n­avirus infec­tion involves a greater risk of venous throm­bo­sis than oth­er res­pi­ra­to­ry infec­tions, as the coro­n­avirus infec­tion acti­vates the coag­u­la­tion system.

Dur­ing a coro­n­avirus infec­tion, the risk of occlu­sions can be reduced by:

In addi­tion to the actu­al sus­cep­ti­bil­i­ty to occlu­sion, the risk of occlu­sion is also increased in peo­ple who e.g.

If you have pre­vi­ous­ly had a venous throm­bo­sis in an upper or low­er limb or a pul­monary embolism, or if you have more than one of the oth­er pre­vi­ous­ly men­tioned fac­tors that increase the risk of throm­bo­sis, you may run an increased risk of a venous throm­bo­sis. In that case, if you were not giv­en advice on how to pre­vent a throm­bo­sis when you were informed about the pos­i­tive test result or when the ini­tial con­tact trac­ing was done, you should con­tact a nurse spe­cialised in infec­tious dis­eases (phone 040 804 2781). A doc­tor does an indi­vid­ual assess­ment about whether you need antithrom­bot­ic med­ica­tion because of the infection.


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