Does COVID-19 infections have long-term effects?

Most people recover from the acute phase of the disease. However, some people continue to experience a range of effects for months after recovery—named long COVID—and damage to organs has been observed. Multi-year studies are underway to further investigate the long-term effects of the disease.

How long should you take dexamethasone for COVID-19?

WHO advises against the use of corticosteroids in the treatment of patients with non-severe COVID-19, unless the patient is already taking this medication for another condition. Time and duration of medication should be once daily for 7-10 days.

Does COVID-19 cause problems to your eyes?

Based on data so far, doctors believe that 1%-3% of people with COVID-19 will get conjunctivitis, also called pinkeye.

Are CT scans helpful for diagnosing COVID-19?

Along with laboratory testing, chest CT scans may be helpful to diagnose COVID-19 in individuals with a high clinical suspicion of infection.

What is the social distancing guideline for COVID-19?

Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people. Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

Who might benefit from dexamethasone if they have COVID-19?

Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid used in a wide range of conditions for its anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant effects.It was tested in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in the United Kingdom’s national clinical trial RECOVERY and was found to have benefits for critically ill patients.

How is the COVID-19 virus spread through social interaction?

Being around large groups of people increases the likelihood of spreading the virus. This is why it’s recommended that you avoid social gatherings. It’s not just coughing or sneezing that produces respiratory droplets, however. Things like talking, laughing, or singing can also send these droplets into the air

Does WHO recommend the use of dexamethasone for COVID-19 patients?

Recommendation 1:WHO strongly recommends that corticosteroids (i.e. dexamethasone, hydrocortisone or prednisone) be given orally or intravenously for the treatment of patients with severe and critical COVID-19.Recommendation 2:WHO advises against the use of corticosteroids in the treatment of patients with non-severe COVID-19, unless the patient is already taking this medication for another condition.

What are the organs most affected by COVID‐19?

The lungs are the organs most affected by COVID‐19

Can I take painkillers before or after a COVID-19 vaccine?

Can I take painkillers before or after a COVID-19 vaccine? Don’t take them before a shot to try to prevent symptoms, but if your doctor agrees, it’s OK to use them afterward if needed. The concern about painkillers is that they might curb the very immune system response that a vaccine aims to spur.

What is community spread in the context of COVID-19?

Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected. Each health department determines community spread differently based on local conditions. For information on community spread in your area, please visit your local health department’s website.

Can water transmit COVID-19?

Although persistence in drinking-water is possible, there is no evidence from surrogate human coronaviruses that they are present in surface or groundwater sources or transmitted through contaminated drinking water.