Self care when you are sick
- Taking adequate rest and maintain high quality sleep; It would be the best if you can take a sick leave from your work, especially during week 2, as this is your most important week, determining if you can come out of COVID or may fall into a more severe case.
- If you absolutely have to work, take short naps during break, and give yourself time to relax and rest as much as possible.
- Practice stress reduction and pick effective methods that work for you; stress can cause a great harm to immunity;
- Eat healthy if you have apatite, especially fresh fruits and vegetables; Avoid all junk food and soft drink;
- If you don't have apatite, for example, some people loose the sense of smell and taste, or may have fever and nausea/vomit/diarrhea during the course, then continue to supplement with nutrition, such as nutritious soup or broth, protein supplement, and other nutrition that your body can use during the time;
- Take plenty of liquid on daily basis, such as water with fresh lemon;
- Take supportive medication or trusted herbs, including Vitamin C and D, etc; Check out our page on herbs and supplements that may be helpful for your conditions;
- Keep yourself warm, especially if your body feels chill or have a mild fever; have sauna, warm salt bath, and other supportive care may be helpful; practice what you used to do that are helpful to treat flu in your past;
- Have fresh air with proper ventilation to the outdoors (this is important also to reduce viral infection to other people you may be living with), give yourself some daily dose of sunshine, if weather permits.
- Maintain a positive outlook and optimism; emotional and mental well-being is an important element enhancing immunity;
 Caring for Yourself at Home (CDC information).
 CDC's guideline on COVID testing: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/testing/index.html