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CoVID Resources / Help for Aspirants staying away from home

I think forum as a community can be helpful for pooling resources for aspirants away from home for preparation. 

Any leads for medicines / doctors / home care especially in Delhi will be very helpful 

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@Oasis  My fever started on 19th and 2 days 21 and 22 i had 102.4 F  fever.  I was on self medication then visited a doctor she prescribed me other medicine which i found out are given for covid treatment and my oxygen was 96-97%. 
Practo app is a BIG FRAUD last year i used there subscription they have armature doctors who will give you wrong treatment. 
 


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@Tarkikyogi Oh. Sorry to hear about that. But Last year my family could access good doctors for covid care through the app. Esp ones who themselves had recovered from the Virus and were also keeping us mentally sane.


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@Tarkikyogi it's difficult to ensure  the credibility of dcotors when one goes to an online app....I am myself a doctor and would recommend u to visit a doctor without any delay..... situation is very grim so please don't take things lightly


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@Imomf  Its my 8th day and for last 3 days my body temperature is under control. I am already taking medicine for infection lung prescribed by a local doctor. I can not go for covid test for now due to some problem


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@Imomf  Its my 8th day and for last 3 days my body temperature is under control. I am already taking medicine for infection lung prescribed by a local doctor. I can not go for covid test for now due to some problem


What medication? Did you get a scan to confirm any lung infection? 

Tarkikyogi,
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@Villanelle  yes, they told me to do a chest X ray. i am on azithromycin  ivermectin and dexona and few other medicines. 


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@Villanelle  I will again go for a chest X Ray and will check how are my lungs.  If its still growing i would have to go MAX HOSPITAL they might do CT.  I am also taking vitmin C and zinc tablet.  Covid +ve or -ve does not matter for me now. 


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Any reliable oximeter available online?
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@Villanelle  I will again go for a chest X Ray and will check how are my lungs.  If its still growing i would have to go MAX HOSPITAL they might do CT.  I am also taking vitmin C and zinc tablet.  Covid +ve or -ve does not matter for me now. 


Yep. Yep. That’s how it should be. CT Scans are increasingly more reliable indicators of Covid for those who get false negatives.

I managed through Covid with almost no medical intervention. Now it’s been 3 weeks since the day I got fever. I was never prescribed a scan or x ray, so I guess I’ll never find out if I had or have one. Never felt any respiratory issues, or low oxygen. I feel normal for the most part. But yeah energy is definitely not back to pre Covid levels on some days. :P Hopefully, I don’t have any leftover infection. 

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Recently the British medical journal has found some good results with ECHINACEA...it is a herb that is available as a supplement.....I would therefore recommend everyone to take this supplement to protect themselves and their families against covid.....



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Okay. So i went for RTPCR test and its free in Government Offices and school but kit dried up. Will go again tomorrow. but its my 9th day since fever began.

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Okay. So i went for RTPCR test and its free in Government Offices and school but kit dried up. Will go again tomorrow. but its my 9th day since fever began.

Do you still have fever? 

Tarkikyogi,
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@AureliusM  on 24th  i had fever 100F  since then no fever. but some heaviness on chest is there which according to doctor is infection. 


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Anyone having covid symptoms but negative on a test, please assume it was a false negative and get tested again after a few days, and continue to take precautions as though the test was positive until then. Also do take a CT scan in the meanwhile if you can.


My parents and grandparents tested positive with barely any symptoms (at the most fever for half a day and mild sore throat) - which can be explained by the fact that they took their first vaccine. But I have persistent symptoms since 24th-25th, and tested negative on both the antibody test and RTPCR taken yesterday. It makes no sense, especially considering our contact patterns. So maximum vigilance is the only option. 

My family has been extremely careful since last year. In 2020 I left the house only once after covid started - to give the prelims. This year the 5 days of mains, 2 days in January at the homes of friends who were equally careful, and once last month to get eyesight tested. Parents followed every precaution even when cases went down, worked from home as much as possible, and we sanitized every inch of every object that entered the home with great effort. The only possible explanation is that we had house help coming, but both aunties were extremely careful as well.

I'm saying this because it seems like all the care in the world cannot 100% save you anymore, so we should all have plans of action ready. Sit down with your family and make contingency plans for any combination of people testing positive. Research on treatment plans beforehand. A sudden positive result can make you a bit overwhelmed, so it's better to have a plan ready. 


If you're having symptoms, keep taking steam and drink hot water along with whatever medicines you're prescribed. It's a good idea to get those disposable rubber gloves too for use in any common area that you can't avoid. Keep a chart of temperature and SpO2 readings. Put a day's water supply in your room and keep drinking water often. Get some disposable plates and glasses so they don't have to be washed, and keep a common point near your room where someone can come and put stuff that you need for you to pick up. (This stuff might be fairly obvious, but wanted to share just in case someone is feeling too tired to think)


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@whatonly in a similar situation. Was isolating in my room since last Monday due to pain in throat  Was fairly confident would test negative, but wanted to take extra precaution due to family. 
Lost sense of smell after a few days which made me a bit concerned.

Test came positive , for father and grandfather as well . Thankfully both are asymptomatic .
Mother was tested negative but started showing some symptoms , so her treatment started for mild covid.

Right now , we are four people sleeping in four different rooms. Isolating for so long is not easy but having family by side surely helps .
To anyone who ever gets in such a situation,  follow doctors advice strictly . Don't take it lightly but also , no need to panic . As long as oxygen level is fine , no reason for worry.

Take care everyone 
These are tough times but shall pass soon .


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This is the Govt of India's e- consultation website. It's free of cost and the doctors are govt doctors. So if anyone wants to consult it would be really easy and the doctors are good too.

A friend suggested this to me yesterday, she had taken a consultation from here. So I took the consultation too. However, the only negative point is the long waiting queue. But since we are just at home it should not be much of a concern. Be rest assured the queue system is fairly transparent too. Also, it has an option to upload your reports so that doctors can see them (up to 3 documents). After the consultation is done your prescription is uploaded on the portal from where we can download it.

For those who cannot find a reliable doctor, this is the best place. Just a bit of patience is needed.

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https://esanjeevaniopd.in/Register

This is the Govt of India's e- consultation website. It's free of cost and the doctors are govt doctors. So if anyone wants to consult it would be really easy and the doctors are good too.

A friend suggested this to me yesterday and I took the consultation. However, the only negative point is the long waiting queue. But since we are just at home it should not be much of a concern. Be rest assured the queue system is fairly transparent too. Also, it has an option to upload your reports so that doctors can see them (up to 3 documents). After the consultation is done your prescription is uploaded on the portal from where we can download it.

For those who cannot find a reliable doctor, this is the best place. Just a bit of patience is needed.

Thanks for sharing this. Amplifying in my circles.

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What do you guys think about moving back with parents in this hour? I am worried being away from parents, who might need me in these times. 

Initially i was justifying staying away that how could i help in mobilising resources due to my lack of contacts etc. Now however, I dont feel the same way. I am trying to make up my mind in this regards. 

What are your thoughts ?

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is sweating a symptom of post covid???

As per anecdotal evidence, big yes!

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https://esanjeevaniopd.in/Register

This is the Govt of India's e- consultation website. It's free of cost and the doctors are govt doctors. So if anyone wants to consult it would be really easy and the doctors are good too.

A friend suggested this to me yesterday and I took the consultation. However, the only negative point is the long waiting queue. But since we are just at home it should not be much of a concern. Be rest assured the queue system is fairly transparent too. Also, it has an option to upload your reports so that doctors can see them (up to 3 documents). After the consultation is done your prescription is uploaded on the portal from where we can download it.

For those who cannot find a reliable doctor, this is the best place. Just a bit of patience is needed.

For only covid patients or people in general??

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