Prevention and treatment of 2019-nCoV infection
Recently, the 2019-nCoV infection is increasing gradually all over the country, fortunately, the Spring Festival holiday gives people a precious time to isolate themselves. But the long holiday will be over soon. What else should we do after that?
For healthy people or people who have suspected contact with patients but have no symptoms,
To extend the holiday, the State Council of China has announced to extend the holiday until February 2. If conditions permit, it is better to arrange 14 days of isolation by yourself.
Reduce unnecessary gatherings and avoid crowded places. You must wear a mask when going out. You can choose N95 mask or disposable medical mask.
Wash your hands frequently, wash them with soap and running water, or use hand sanitizer.
When coughing, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or elbow.
Windowing ventilation, make sure that shared spaces have good air flow.
Should take in enough nutrition to improve your immunity.
Could drink more water, frequent but small amount of water each time to keep the throat moist.
Please try to don't stay up late, extend your rest time, ensure enough sleeping time to stay health.
If the body’s “Qi” is always deficient, easy to catch cold and feel tired, people can take Chinese medicine properly or accept moxibustion treatment to improve the immune function.
For people with less severe symptoms such as sore throat, dry cough, fatigue ，diarrhea and no fever / or low fever, it is not necessary to go to fever clinic immediately to avoid cross infection. In addition to the above 9 items, you can choose to take Lianhua Qingwen capsule(莲花清瘟胶囊), Qingkailing granules（清开灵颗粒）, Xiaochaihu granules（小柴胡颗粒）, antiviral oral liquid（抗病毒口服液）, Shuanghuanglian oral liquid（双黄连口服液）, etc.
For the people whose symptoms are not alleviated, who suddenly have fever and keep going to T: 38 ℃, they should go to the designated hospital’s fever clinic near their residence immediately. There are 110 fever clinics in Shanghai. Once be confirmed, the patient needs to be isolated first. Western medicine is still the main treatment in clinic. Unfortunately, there is no specific drug for the virus at this moment. In the course of fighting SARS in 2003, TCM accumulated a lot of treatment experience, which shows that TCM has good antiviral effect, and can reduce the dose of steroid hormone and the side effects caused by the use of steroid hormone.