- mild /mahyld/
- fatigue /fuh-TEEG/
- paracetamol /peh-ruh-SEE-tuh-maal/
- inflame /in-FLEYM/
- immune system /ih-MYOON SIS-tuhm/
- antibody /AN-ti-bod-ee/
- hygiene /HAHY-jeen/
[adjective] not violent, severe, or extreme
After swimming in the lake he had a mild infection in his eyes.
[noun] extreme tiredness
The doctor gave me a shot of vitamins to see if it would improve my strength and remove my physical fatigue.
[noun] a drug used to reduce pain
A severe headache and its associated side-effects can be safely relieved within minutes without having to resort to aspirin or paracetamol.
[adjective] (of a part of the body) red, painful, and swollen, especially because of infection
Some cleansers help remove simple blackheads but are unsuitable for whiteheads, pimples that are inflamed.
[noun] the cells and tissues in the body that make it able to protect itself against infection
A balanced lifestyle and daily physical activity can improve and help protect the immune system.
[noun] a protein produced in the blood that fights diseases by attacking and killing harmful bacteria
The production of antibodies occurs naturally when the body’s immune system fights illness.
[noun] the degree to which people keep themselves or their environment clean, especially to prevent disease
Taking a shower at least once daily is considered good hygiene because it keeps your body clean and helps avoid many diseases.
We all know that recovery time will rely on how sick you first became. Age and health conditions are the main factors why a patient is more severely ill with the coronavirus. The more ill they are, the more treatment and longer recovery they will take. So how long does it take if you have mild and extreme symptoms? Will the coronavirus affect your health for a long period of time and will you get infected with the virus again?
The majority of people who get COVID-19 usually suffer mild symptoms like cough, fever, body aches, fatigue, sore throat and headaches. A study of Chinese data by the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that it takes an average of two weeks to recover and be treated with rest, plenty of fluids, and relief from pain such as paracetamol. To those who have more serious symptoms, breathing is hard and lungs become inflamed because the immune system is trying to fight back as our body is enduring collateral damage. It takes two to eight weeks to recover and the patient needs to be in the hospital for oxygen therapy.
Regarding how long it will affect our health, doctors say they don’t know for certain as there is no long-term data but on the other hand, they can look at other factors. In patients whose immune systems go into overdrive, the acute respiratory distress syndrome (otherwise known as Ards) develops, causing lung damage. According to Warwick general practitioner (GP) and lecturer Dr. James Gill, mental health support is needed to improve recovery. Also, they figure out that there is a possibility that some mild cases can leave patients with long-term health issues such as fatigue.
After recovering from COVID-19, experts believe that once you have the virus, it doesn’t mean you can’t have the virus again. Most of the recovered patients develop an antibody and no one knows how long it will last. Reports of patients who have been infected for the second time may be due to incorrect tests recording that they have recovered from the virus. Proper hygiene and social distancing are two of the best ways for an individual to be not reinfected with the virus.
As of now, let’s keep ourselves healthy and stay positive as there are already 1,021,000 recoveries worldwide from the coronavirus as of May 1, 2020. Let’s stay at home and always be vigilant about what’s happening around us. Self-discipline is really important.
- According to the article, what are the main factors that will make you more ill from the coronavirus?
- What are the symptoms of a mild and serious case of coronavirus?
- How many weeks does it take to recover if you have a mild case of coronavirus?
- How many weeks does it take to recover if you have a serious case of coronavirus?
- What will happen if a patient’s immune system goes into overdrive?
- How do you stay healthy at home? Cite some examples.
- In your own opinion, what is proper hygiene?
- How will you prevent yourself from the coronavirus? Cite some examples.
- What are the changes in life that coronavirus brought you?
- How many times in a year do you go to a physician?