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What should I do if someone in my house is sick?

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Please call your primary care physician or go to your state health department or cdc website for guidelines on what to do. This forum is a mixed bag of opinions at best and entertainment at worst.

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Call your doctor now. They will phone you back and know a hell of a lot more than we do about this.

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Quarantine them away from you, and your other family members immediately. Fluids, fluids, fluids. If able, provide them (again, in an isolated rm) Gatorade/etc. as well as wipes, sustenance, a thermometer, and Tylenol. Have them take their temperature every 2-4 hours and write it down. Tylenol when they take their temp. >100oz fluids a day.

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Home self care may indeed be appropriate, but if that’s “what the doctor would say” let the doctor say it then. Each person is unique and the treatment might look different depending on symptoms, severity, and the patients (OP’s) past medical history. My best advice is to not give medical advice such as like drink >100oz of fluids, take Tylenol whenever you check your temperature. These are not blanket statements for everyone. For example, if a person has some cardiac /pulmonary issues or even edema, fluids, or that volume of fluids, might not be in their best interest; taking Tylenol to decrease a non-threatening fever actually diminishes your body’s natural response to fight infection. And taking Tylenol whenever you check your temperature can lead to an overdose of Tylenol. These suggestions are / can be dangerous if followed. Again, my best advice: do not give medical advice.

Also try to not let them sleep on their back as it’s easier to choke. And critically call your physician who is better informed than me!

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A1, please stop providing medical advice. This information is not correct; you’re spreading misinformation. Agree with A1 on the second statement only: call your provider.

Are they showing covid or flu symptoms? If so, they should quarantine. I have covid and my husband & son do not. I’ve quarantined myself in our master bedroom for 7 days (with exceptions). Hubs has the guest room. They still haven’t gotten it 🙂

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Lookup the covid hotline in your state and call them in addition to your doctor.

If you don’t have Gatorade, put a tbsp of salt and a tbsp of sugar in water

When should we call hospital?

You’re a project manager. Or are you?

Get advice from your doctor, not us!

Whiskey cures most ailments. Just sayin.

Who? Adult? Quarantine them and provide them with the supplies they need, as well as emotional support. One of my kids? Yeah, I'll risk coronadeath for them. Unquestionably.

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