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A 40-year-old female asked about a 67-year-old female:

Mother (66), risk factors, boosted, covid-19 positive. she has heavy cough, middle chest pain, stuffy nose, strong headache, sore throat. today is the 3rd day and symptoms are worse. what to do and what to watch out for? from when should it improve?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
If she develops breathing difficulty, take her to a hospital. She may take acetaminophen/paracetamol for pain/ache. No more than 4 g in a day, no alcohol. Keep her hydrated with water juice etc. Vapor or steam inhalation may help in clearing out the phlegm in her airways. She could try a mucolytic like Mucinex. Wish you and your mother good health!
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Discuss Monoclonal antibody treatment and Paxlovid or another antiviral agent soon with your physician. When administered in the early course, effective in preventing worsening. Watch for signs of shortness of breath, worsening cough. Please have a Flu and COVID-19 vaccination.
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Last updated Jan 17, 2022
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