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COVID-19 Health Tips from Top Medical Experts

Videos on Coronavirus Disease

Debunking COVID-19 Myths in India

Don’t take the COVID-19 vaccine if you are menstruating

Getting vaccinated before, during, or after your periods is not harmful

You are protected from the virus if you have been tested positive before

You should still take the vaccine if you have been COVID-19 positive in the past

Home remedies, such as vitamin and minerals cure a COVID-19 infection

COVID-19 is a viral infection that can lead to low oxygen levels, home remedies don’t work

If you’ve tested RT-PCR negative, you’re safe from the virus

You can be RT-PCR negative and exhibit COVID-19 symptoms

Wearing a mask doesn’t protect you from COVID-19

Wearing a mask, social distancing, and using hand sanitizers do limit virus transmission

The COVID-19 virus is spread through mosquitoes

The virus is spread through droplets from sneezing, coughing and saliva

Be Kind to Your Mind: Mental Health Tips

There is no manual on how to survive a pandemic, but being kind to yourself can go a long way. During this time of uncertainty, it’s normal to feel anxious or nervous but there are healthy ways to cope.

  • Relax Your Mind

  • Keep a Healthy Routine

  • Stay Connected

  • Stick to Facts

If you’re having a hard time coping with your mental health, consult with a mental health specialist today.

New COVID-19 Symptoms

  • Diarrhea

  • Conjunctivitis

  • Aches & Pains

  • Headache

  • Discolouration of Fingers / Toes

  • Skin Rash

Frequently Asked Questions on COVID in India

Can coronavirus spread through the air?

According to the World Health Organization, coronavirus disease or COVID-19 has been proven to spread primarily through large respiratory droplets of an infected person when they speak, cough or sneeze. The transmission occurs only when a healthy person has come in close contact with an infected person. The virus ultimately enters the body through the eyes, nasal passages, or mouth. Therefore, one can also get infected if they happen to touch a contaminated surface with their hands and then immediately touch their face, eyes, nose, or mouth. If you think you have been exposed to the virus and/or are experiencing corona symptoms, you can book an RT PCR test on MFine to confirm your diagnosis in just a few clicks.

How do COVID-19 vaccines work?

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention the COVID-19 vaccine functions to build immunity against the COVID-19 virus. The vaccines for COVID in India come in a two-dose course and are 100% safe and effective. The COVID-19 vaccine has been known to produce a few side effects like fever, body ache, headache, tiredness, chills, nausea. However, these COVID vaccine side effects are temporary and subside in 24-48 hours. While there has been research to confirm that those who have been vaccinated completely (taken both the doses) are a lot less likely to contract the virus, there have also been instances where a vaccinated person has been infected. Therefore, even if you have been vaccinated, you must continue to take precautions and build up your immunity with diet and lifestyle changes while staying at home.

What do I do if I have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19?

If you have been exposed to someone who has recently tested positive for COVID-19, do not panic. Your immediate response could be to self-quarantine while alerting all those who you have come in contact with recently to quarantine as well. This is the best form of coronavirus prevention against the spread. Next, would be to monitor your vitals over the week. If you do happen to experience any symptoms of COVID-19 seek medical advice from a health professional at the earliest and/or book an RT PCR test at home to confirm your diagnosis. Alternatively, if you are not experiencing any corona symptoms but still anxious, you can book an RT PCR test to rule out the diagnosis.

If I have taken the vaccine am I immune to COVID-19?

No. Unfortunately, being vaccinated does not indicate you will not contract the coronavirus. While the COVID-19 vaccine functions to boost immunity against the virus, the chances of you being infected will be lower however, there are still instances, if precautions are not taken, where you could contract COVID-19. some research states that if the virus is contracted post vaccination the severity of symptoms will be lesser due to the increase in antibodies, it may not always be the case for every individual. Therefore, if you have been vaccinated continue to wear a mask when you go outside, sanitize or wash your hands frequently, and maintain social distance wherever possible to avoid chances of an infection.

What does a positive antibody test mean?

A positive antibody test is an indicator of the presence of antibodies from the aftermath of being infected either by the virus that causes COVID-19 or by a different virus from the same family of coronaviruses. In case of asymptomatic infection, it is possible to test positive for antibodies even if you have not observed symptoms of COVID-19. While a positive antibody test does imply immunity from contracting the infection again, the extent of this protection continues to remain obscure. Ensure to consult>consult a doctor to help interpret the results of your antibody test.

How easy is it to book an RT PCR test?

MFine brings highly skilled lab technicians to your doorstep for a speedy and safe testing experience. Click here to book an RT PCR test at home. Select the relevant location, upload your doctor’s prescription (if applicable) along with a soft copy of your Government ID, and choose a date and time slot as per your choice. Followed by which, a highly skilled lab technician will arrive at your doorstep to collect your sample.

How can I protect myself from COVID-19?

Given that the coronavirus is both highly contagious and airborne, it is very important to protect oneself from COVID in India:

  • Research the types of vaccines for COVID and ensure you and your loved ones prescribe to the COVID Vaccine as soon as possible.
  • Do not venture outside unless essential.
  • Ensure to sanitize regularly, especially after touching open surfaces.
  • Double masking is said to reduce the chances of contracting COVID-19 by 95%. If double masking, use a disposable, surgical mask followed by a well-fitting cloth mask to secure the former snugly in place. Alternatively, you could use an N-95 mask.
  • Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet rich in immunity boosters.

I have recently recovered from COVID, am I likely to get COVID again?

Yes. Even if ones’ body were to develop COVID-19 antibodies against the strain he/she was recently infected with, given the evolutionary and mutational nature of the coronavirus, possibilities of re-infection are rife. Ensure to adhere to precautionary measures irrespective of your history with COVID. If you find yourself suspicious of asymptomatic infection, ensure to get an RT PCR test.

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