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CORONA Common Sense
Since they are calling on Respiratory therapist to help fight the Corona virus, and I am a retired one, too old to work in a hospital setting. I'm gonna share some common sense wisdom with those that have the virus and trying to stay home. If my advice is followed as given you will improve your chances of not ending up in the hospital on a ventilator. This applies to the otherwise generally healthy population, so use discretion. 1. Only high temperatures kill a virus, so let your fever run high. Tylenol, Advil. Motrin, Ibuprofen etc. will bring your fever down allowing the virus to live longer. They are saying that ibuprophen, advil etc will actually exacerbate the virus. Use common sense and don't let fever go over 103 or 104 if you got the guts. If it gets higher than that take your tylenol, not ibuprophen or advil to keep it regulated. It helps to keep house warm and cover up with blankets so body does not have to work so hard to generate the heat. It usually takes about 3 days of this to break the fever. 2. The body is going to dehydrate with the elevated temperature so you must rehydrate yourself regulaly, whether you like it or not. Gatorade with real sugar, or pedialyte with real sugar for kids, works well. Why the sugar? Sugar will give your body back the energy it is using up to create the fever. The electrolytes and fluid you are losing will also be replenished by the Gatorade. If you don't do this and end up in the hospital they will start an IV and give you D5W (sugar water) and Normal Saline to replenish electrolytes. Gatorade is much cheaper, pain free, and comes in an assortment of flavors 3. You must keep your lungs moist. Best done by taking long steamy showers on a regular basis, if your wheezing or congested use a real minty toothpaste and brush your teeth while taking the steamy shower and deep breath through your mouth. This will provide some bronchial dialation and help loosen the phlegm. Force your self to cough into a wet wash cloth pressed firmly over your mouth and nose, which will cause greater pressure in your lungs forcing them to expand more and break loose more of the congestion. 4. Eat healthy and regularly. Gotta keep your strength up. 5. Once the fever breaks, start moving around to get the body back in shape and blood circulating. 6. Deep breath on a regular basis, even when it hurts. If you don't it becomes easy to develope pneumonia. Pursed lip breathing really helps. That's breathing in deep and slow then exhaling through tight lips as if your blowing out a candle, blow until you have completely emptied your lungs and you will be able to breath in an even deeper breath. This helps keep lungs expanded as well as increase your oxygen level. 7. Remember that every medication you take is merely relieving the symptoms, not making you well. 8. If your still dying go to ER.
I've been doing these things for myself and my family for over 40 years and kept them out of the hospital, all are healthy and still living today.
Thank you all for sharing. We gotta help one another.

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Thanks for the info Bob. I know that everybody talks about coughing and sneezing spreading this nasty virus but I'm thinking that even the breath of an infected person contains the virus, and the contagions remain airborne for some time before they land. They travel on even the slightest wind and can be anywhere.  If you inhale it or touch something that's contaminated and then touch your face or ears you can become infected with it. Making it even more dangerous is the fact that people are contagious before they even realize they have it. 
I sure wish we could rely on the information we receive from China. I seriously doubt their numbers are dropping like they say they are. 

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31 minutes ago, Dakota Slim said:

OMG !! 

Where were you Slim ?!?

We needed you two weeks ago.   :shhhhh:

It's probably just a 'regular' flu season.  :sickbyc::vomit-smiley-011[1]::th:

Stay safe everyone.

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Would anyone like to paraphrase the video posted above?

I wouldn't want my logical interpretation to obscure any facts.

Thanks

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A bit more common sense advice to protect yourself and those sheltering with you from getting infected with the Covid 19 virus from a New York doctor on the front lines of this pandemic.

A little long but the first half says a lot.

 

 

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Next time we head over to Aridzony,  I will be in search of  a case or two  of 190 proof  ethanol... for medicinal disinfectant purposes. 

Cant find isoproplyl San Diego, but was able to score  some of the last remaining bottles of 151 proof Everclear and some carribean rum.

I know enough to contact Park Plaza Liquor on Gurley( in Prescott), but would appreciate additional contacts, if known, for firewater... maybe there's some good ol' boys with a still:4chsmu1:   around Yavapai county area...

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