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How to Recover From Covid-19 at Home

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 2, 2024.

What do I need to know about recovery from COVID-19 at home?

COVID-19 can cause a range of symptoms, from mild to severe. If you do not need to be treated in a hospital, you will be given instructions to use at home. You will need to watch for worsening symptoms and seek immediate care if needed. You will also need to stay physically apart from others so you do not spread the virus to anyone. It is not known if a person can be infected with the virus again after recovering from COVID-19. It is also not known if or for how long the virus can continue to be passed to others.

What can I do to manage my symptoms?

Mild symptoms may get better on their own. The following may be used to manage your symptoms:

How can I keep others safe while I am recovering at home?

Healthcare providers will give you specific instructions to follow. The following are general guidelines to remind you how to keep others safe until you are well:

Prevent COVID-19 Infection

Where can I find more information?

Call your local emergency number (911 in the US) if:

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I call my doctor?

Care Agreement

You have the right to help plan your care. Learn about your health condition and how it may be treated. Discuss treatment options with your healthcare providers to decide what care you want to receive. You always have the right to refuse treatment. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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