- As so many seem to be catching Omicron, I thought I’d put a little guide together to help you relax, know what to expect and know what to do.
The following recommendations will help you reduce the viral load on your body, build your immunity, help you become more resilient and give you some tips to minimise the discomfort – if you get it.
Disclaimer – I am NOT a medical expert. I have researched and gathered this information by talking to people who have had Covid. Consult your doctor / medical professional to find out what’s right for you. I’m just writing this as I don’t see much proactive information about preparing and conquering Omicron. This information is the same for Vaxxed and Vax Free.
Most important – Do not panic or be anxious. For the majority, it feels much like a common cold/flu.
- Moderate Exercise
- Sun – natural Vitamin D
- Adequate Sleep (7-8+ hours)
- Keep good nutrition by eating healthy
- Keep up your people contact, preferably in person or online / phone.
- Supplements: Vit C, Vit D, Zinc
- Mouth Wash – Gargle min twice a day with Listerine or Betadine
- Saline based Sinus Decongestant Spray min twice a day
(Omicron, unlike Delta and other variants, builds up and hangs around the throat and nasal areas, by doing this, you help reduce the viral load/build-up of the virus)
*Don’t stop doing the above!
- Vitamins – You may consider upping your Vitamin intake of the above list for the first five or so and adding Vitamin A (for cough and chest phlegm) and Vit B (energy levels) if not already.
- Most people get over the worst symptoms by Day 2 or 3, although some 2-3 days longer.
- Typical symptoms experienced are tiredness, headaches/migraines, sore throat, nausea, achy muscles, blocked nose, coughing and hot/cold sweats. You may have little to none of these, one of these or multiple. (If you continue to get worse past Day 3 and specifically experience shortness of breath – it’s a good idea to go to a doctor or hospital)
- LOADS of Water
- LOADS of Rest
- More fresh air and sun
- Hot bath soaks/showers
- Let family & friends know you have it, and ask for help with groceries and homemade meals.
- Make yourself / your family a Survival Pack.
Here are a few items you may want to have on hand to make it a bit more bearable and may be hard to get while isolating.
Throat Lozenges – to ease the discomfort from sore throat
Cough Mixture – to ease the pain from ongoing coughing
Nausea Tablets – to take away the nausea
Panadol and Ibuprofen – for muscle pain and headaches
Electrolytes – to help you rehydrate
Soft Tissues – for the nose
RAT Tests – test yourself, so you know when you are no longer contagious
Buy some soups, in case you don’t feel like eating or cooking
Lemonade Ice blocks is also a good idea.
I hope this is helpful. Remember, you are best to do your research and do what is best for you and your family.