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COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment Advice

No Medication Available for COVID-19

Understanding treatment options and prevention methods:

No Cure for COVID-19

Fact: No specific medication is available to cure COVID-19:

  • Antibiotics: Ineffective against viruses; not prescribed for COVID-19.
  • Elderly and those with existing medical conditions are more susceptible to severe symptoms.

Current Treatment Approach

Fact: Treatment focuses on managing symptoms rather than curing the virus:

  • Administering non-specific but appropriate medications to alleviate symptoms.
  • Rumours of remedies like garlic or sesame oil lack evidence of effectiveness according to WHO.
  • UV lamps do not kill the virus and can cause skin irritation.

Preventing Infection

Important preventive measures:

  • Hand Hygiene: Wash hands frequently with soap and water or use alcohol hand gel.
  • Avoid using hot air hand dryers; they dry hands but do not kill the virus.
  • Temperature Checking: Non-contact thermometers detect fever, a sign of COVID-19 infection.
  • Catch coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues; dispose of them immediately.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with sick individuals.
  • Surface Cleaning: COVID-19 can survive on surfaces for up to 3 days; thorough surface cleaning is crucial.