Union Health Ministry has issued a Post COVID Management Protocol.
This provides an integrated holistic approach for managing patients who have recovered enough from COVID for care at home.
Continue COVID appropriate behavior (use of mask, hand & respiratory hygiene, physical distancing).
Drink adequate amount of warm water (if not contra-indicated).
Take immunity promoting AYUSH medicine -To be practiced and prescribed by a qualified practitioner of AYUSH.
If health permits, regular household work to be done. Professional work to be resumed in graded manner.
Mild/ moderate exercise
Daily practice of Yogasana, Pranayama and Meditation, as much as health permits or as prescribed.
Breathing exercises as prescribed by treating physician.
Daily morning or evening walk at a comfortable pace as tolerated.
Balanced nutritious diet and preferably easy to digest freshly cooked soft diet.
Have adequate sleep and rest.
Avoid smoking and consumption of alcohol.
Take regular medications as advised for COVID and also for managing comorbidities, if any.
Doctor to be always informed about all medicines that the individual is taking (allopathic/AYUSH) so as to avoid prescription interaction.
Self-health monitoring at home - temperature, blood pressure, blood sugar (especially, if diabetic), pulse oximetry etc. (if medically advised)
If there is persistent dry cough / sore throat, do saline gargles and take steam inhalation.
The addition of herbs/spices for gargling/steam inhalation. Cough medications, should be taken on advice of medical doctor or qualified practitioner of Ayush.
Look for early warning signs like high grade fever, breathlessness, unexplained chest pain, new onset of confusion, focal weakness.