There is no cure for COVID-19. Take these steps to ease your symptoms:

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Fever
Try to rest if have a fever or chills. Place a cool cloth on your forehead. Avoid lots of blankets or a hot water bottle.

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Cough
Lying on your back may make a cough worse. 
Try sitting up or lying on your side.

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Pain – headache, sore throat or body aches
Take paracetamol as instructed when you need it for pain.
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Diarrhoea
Drink sufficient fluids to keep
your urine pale yellow or clear.

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Nausea or vomiting
Drink sips of fluids often. Eat small meals if you can and avoid fatty food.

Monitor your symptoms carefully

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  • Check your symptoms every morning and night for 10 days.
  • Expect your symptoms to last 5–7 days. If your symptoms get worse or you have symptoms longer than 5 days, call your healthcare facility or a COVID-19 hotline.
  • Visit a healthcare facility urgently or ask someone to phone for help if you have difficulty breathing, pain or pressure in the chest that won’t go away, you become confused or cannot wake up.
  • Call ahead. Avoid public transport, if possible. If needed, call an ambulance.
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