Try to be equipped with the proper home supplies
If at all possible, consider having some basic equipment to weather this illness at home.
- Thermometer. Use the thermometer to monitor and keep track of your temperature. 88% of COVID-19 patients run a fever.
- Home nebulizer. Nebulizers can be used to help if you become short of breath. It is possible to nebulize saline, or hypertonic Quinton water to help. Omron is a good brand, but there are others. You can try to find one on Amazon or we have had luck with justnebulizers.com. If you cannot find one, placing a towel over you head while breathing in a pot of steaming water can also be an effective tool. **Other nebulized solutions may be necessary during treatment: Nebulized Glutathione, NAC and/or albuterol can be very effective–all require a prescription from one of our doctors.
- Finger clip pulse oximeter. An oximeter monitors your blood oxygen levels. Oxygen monitoring is critical in knowing when it is time to get to the hospital if that becomes necessary.
- Spirometer. Some of you may have this piece of equipment from a previous hospitalization or surgery. An incentive spirometer helps to improve lung function. You can typically find them at a drug store on online.
- Click here for some home osteopathic exercises to acute lung infection by Dr. Eva Shay
- Lymphatic self massage
- Try dry skin brushing
- Break a sweat. Viruses die at elevated temperature. Sweating can happen with a home sauna or you can even just take a hot steam shower or bath with essential oils.
- Qigong exercises for lungs
Buhner’s Ginger Tea Recipe & Recommendations for Dosing
- Two thumb sized pieces of raw ginger
- Roughly chop or grate into 1 quart of filtered water
- Place in a pot on the stove and bring to a boil
- Simmer for 1 hour.
- Drink one cup twice daily for prevention
- Drink one cup per hour for treatment
- Can add Manuka honey or a small amount of local honey for sweetness.
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