AAPS offers a booklet with clear instructions on what patients can do in terms of early treatment to manage a Covid infection.
On their page, they also offer a directory of doctors who will treat you by telemedicine with early treatment protocols.
Please note that they mention oxygen concentrators (when needed). These are machines that can be rented from a medical supply company with a prescription which you could obtain during a telemedicine consultation, to be used at home.
Here is the landing page for AAPS Covid Guidance:
Here is the booklet they offer for information and guidance: – it is 26 pages long and I recommend reading it in full!
Here is a list of symptoms included in the AAPS Covid Patient Treatment Guide above, page 10.
Please pay attention – this list is excellent!
Typical Symptoms You May Experience (but keep in mind, not everyone has all of them):
• Runny nose, sneezing
• Sudden onset of marked fatigue
• Loss of energy, malaise
• Body aches, muscle aches, headaches
• Cough, though in COVID it is usually a dry cough. You may not produce
mucus (sputum). Color of sputum is not necessarily a reliable indicator
of severity or type of illness.
• If your cough is causing you to have increased shortness of breath or
interfering with your sleep pattern, this could mean the disease is
• Feeling “feverish,” even if fever (defined as temperature >101 degrees)
is not present.
• Chills at night
• Sudden onset of sweats during the day that are unrelated to exercise
• Loss of taste or smell (tends to occur after the other symptoms have
been there 1-3 days, but can occur earlier or later)
• Loss of appetite, nausea, GI upset
• Diarrhea may occur, though is not common. It can quickly lead to
dehydration and electrolyte imbalances when it does happen.
• After about day 5, when the inflammation gets worse, there is often
chest heaviness or tightness, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath.
• Drop in blood oxygen concentration (measured with a finger oximeter
you can purchase at your local pharmacy) indicates serious respiratory
• Rapid heart rate, palpitations
• Loss of focus, difficulty with concentration and memory
(The symptoms list above was included in my post “Covid Symptoms”)
Be well, do well, stay well!