Recovering from Coronavirus Disease

Recovering from Coronavirus Disease

There’s a lot we don’t know yet about the Coronavirus Disease. However, we have already gained a lot of knowledge even for a short period. Here’s what to expect as you recover from the disease and what you need to know after recovering. 

  • Recovering From Mild Covid-19 Condition

An expert says that about 80% of people who get the infection of coronavirus will either be asymptomatic or experience mild symptoms. It’s expected that someone with mild symptoms will recover within a week or 10 days. If you have a mild illness, expect the recovery process will be the same as the other respiratory infections such as flu. 

  • Recovering From Moderate Covid-19 Condition

For people with alarming Coronavirus symptoms, the recovery process is lengthier than those with milder symptoms. While recovering from a moderate case of the infection you likely to have a prolonged cough, fatigue, and shortness of breath. These prolonged symptoms can go on for several weeks. 

  • Recovering From Severe Covid-19 Condition

It might take several weeks to months to recover from a severe condition of Coronavirus. Those who are infected possibly be on a ventilator or in the intensive care unit. In some people, the condition turns into more severe if the immune system releases an intense cytokine storm to eliminate the virus or if they develop pneumonia. This inflammatory response causes what is called acute respiratory distress syndrome. It leads to lung tissue damage and possibly even respiratory failure. If you are recovering from a severe case of coronavirus, it might take some time for your pulmonary function to be back to normal. It will take some time to recover your independence if you spend time on a ventilator. It will also depend on how much strength you lost and the damage has been done to your lungs.

  • You May Still Be Infectious For Some Time

Even if your fever has subsided and the symptoms are gone for several days, it’s still important to keep in mind that you may still be contagious. There’s evidence that shows even if someone is already 72-hour symptom-free, they may continue to shed small volumes of the virus through respiratory droplets. Also, you are likely to shed the virus into your stool for one to two weeks. This means that even after recovery, you still need to consider wearing face coverings while at home or out in public. You should also need to disinfect commonly touched the surface and wash your hands often. Also, you still need to practice social distancing even just at home and especially if going outside. If you just recovered fully from the disease, if possible, don’t go outside for at least 14 days and continue to check your overall health. 

  • Long-Term Side Effects Of Covid-19

The same with others who recovered from a severe inflammatory response within their lungs, a severe case of coronavirus has the potential to cause long-term lung damage. This is also one of the biggest things that we need to worry about the people who seemed to have made a full recovery.