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Should mild F0 be used antiviral drugs? – VnExpress


I’m alone, just got Covid-19, have a cough, should I take antiretroviral drugs? Ask your doctor for further advice. (Minh Long, 20 years old)

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Hello! Each F0 will have different symptoms, different background conditions, so no prescription is the same.

However, the antiviral drug Molnupiravir can provide rapid symptom relief and help patients test negative more quickly. If the patient uses it, it’s fine, if it doesn’t, there’s no problem. Adults take molnupiravir 800mg twice daily, 12 hours apart.

Usually patients with mild Covid-19 will recover on their own, should not take corticosteroids (Medrol 4mg, 16mg…) because it can increase the severity. If taking antiviral drugs, it is necessary to have a doctor’s prescription and consideration.

In case of dry cough, you take cough suppressant and suck on Strepsil, gargle with Listerin… In addition, you can add vitamin C, drink lots of water, fruit and rest.

For mild cases of Covid-19, the sore throat symptom is caused by a virus, so taking antibiotics will not work. Patients should also not drink regularly, should only drink when superinfected with more bacteria.

However, for an asymptomatic F0 over 18 years of age, no medication is needed. If you have symptoms like you, you will be classified as a mild case of Covid-19. Specifically:

– Patients with Covid-19 have non-specific clinical symptoms such as fever, dry cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, loss of taste, smell, diarrhea…

– Breathing rate is less than 20 times/minute, SpO2 is greater than 96% when breathing air.

If you develop more severe symptoms, contact your doctor for timely diagnosis and treatment.

Doctor Phi Van Cong

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