Concerned about coronavirus? You’re not alone. COVID-19 is making headlines for its hundreds of fatalities and the way it spreads through communities. In order to help combat the virus, several physicians recommend that Americans stock up on OTC medications, which can provide temporary relief if someone in your household contracts the coronavirus, or experiences an illness coinciding with coronavirus season, like the common cold. If you suspect you have fallen ill with coronavirus, call your doctor ASAP – and, in the meantime, isolate yourself, stay rested, and treat your symptoms with these OTC, expert-recommended medications.
Cold and Flu Medicine
Aside from coming in handy at any time of year, coronavirus season is an ideal time to purchase a decent supply of cold and flu medicine. First, these medicines will help ward off any common cold symptoms that may (understandably) head your way during the spring season. Second, should you contract a mild, non-life-threatening case of novel coronavirus, many physicians recommend treating the symptoms with OTC cold and flu medicine after you get evaluated by a physician.
Pain Reliever with Acetaminophen
Though scientists are still learning about novel coronavirus, the latest research suggests that the virus responds best to pain-relieving medicine with acetaminophen (Tylenol), not ibuprofen (Advil), aspirin, or naproxen (Aleve). Play it safe by picking up an extra bottle of Tylenol or something similar. If you fall ill with coronavirus, using this pain reliever will ease symptoms like body aches and pains until you can see your doctor.
Whether related to COVID-19 or not, it’s possible that you might experience chest or nasal congestion during the spring season. Any serious chest congestion accompanied by a dry cough, body aches, and fever should be immediately evaluated by your doctor. However, if you’re experiencing routine congestion that does not carry with it worrying symptoms, you can seek relief by using an OTC expectorant. Try Mucinex or something similar for the best results.
At Brookstone Park Apartments in Covington, Louisiana, we pride ourselves on informing our residents about all the latest must-know health information. Though there’s no substitute for seeing your doctor, these OTC medicines can help relieve minor, non-life-threatening symptoms if you fall ill.