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COVID-19 Treatment

How does COVID-19 treatment work?

Your doctor might give you a prescription medicine to fight the COVID-19 virus. This might be a pill, or a shot given to you by a doctor or nurse. The medicine stops the virus from spreading in your body, so you don’t get more sick.

COVID-19 treatment can make you feel a little sick for a few days before you get better. You might experience things like:

  • Stomach pain
  • Change in your sense of taste
  • Achy body
  • Higher blood pressure
  • Extremely tired
  • Headaches

If your doctor does not think you need prescription COVID-19 treatment, you can treat COVID-19 symptoms at home. You can:

  • Take medicine like Tylenol or Advil: To ease fevers, aching and pain
  • Drink lots of water: To avoid being dehydrated
  • Get extra rest: To help your body fight the virus

After getting COVID-19 you should stay home for at least five days. If afterwards you have little to no symptoms, you should wear a mask for another five days if you are around other people so that you don’t spread COVID-19 to the people you live with.

The only way to know if you have COVID-19 is to get tested. You can find locations near you here or buy an at-home COVID-19 test kit at any local pharmacy. If you test positive for your COVID-19 test, make sure to report that to your supervisor with a photo if needed and stay home.

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