How can I treat COVID symptoms at home?

Co-Author: Jenna Resnik

Symptom management at home

COVID-19 symptoms may include fever, muscle pains, and headaches. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is generally recommended for symptom relief. If you’re coughing or short of breath, try resting on your stomach rather than your back. Breathing exercises may also help. You can also take cough syrup. Drink plenty of water and rest. 

If you’re concerned about your symptoms, call your doctor. And if your symptoms are severe, or you feel like you cannot catch your breath, you should call 911 and tell them you have COVID (or think you do) and are having trouble breathing.

Last Updated: October 18, 2021 01:20pm ET

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