06 Nov 2020.
Complications associated with a new coronavirus infection are often caused by an overreaction of the body’s immune system. Treatment of all forms of manifestation of COVID-19 is to control the protective functions of the body. This was told by the deputy chief physician of the Moscow hospital number 52, resuscitator Sergei Tsarenko.
Direct damage to internal organs occurs due to the body’s immune system, so doctors are trying to minimize its activity.
“Contrary to our spring ideas, covid turned out to be a disease not of suppressed immunity, but of overexcited one. The doctor’s task is to induce a dosed suppression of the immune system, ”Tsarenko said.
The doctor outlined the main methods of treatment for the new coronavirus infection according to the severity of the disease. Symptoms of mild form include indicators of C-reactive protein (CRP) – less than 30 and body temperature not higher than 37.5 degrees. In this case, self-isolation should be observed, more fluids should be consumed, and in order to avoid stagnation of blood in the veins, you need to walk around the house or apartment. Patients in the 30-50 age group should additionally take antimalarial drugs such as Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine).
A moderate degree is characterized by a temperature in the range of 37.5-38 degrees for 5 days or 38.5 degrees during the day. In this case, it is necessary to monitor the condition of the lungs with the help of computed tomography, and even with minor deviations, prescribe Plaquenil and Favipiravir.
The most important in this case is 7-10 days of illness, since at this time the greatest activation of the immune system occurs.
“If the patient passes this peak safely with the help of the doctor, he will recover. If the medicine fails, the disease will progress, ”the resuscitator said.
The defining symptoms of a severe form of infection are hyperthermia, an increase in CRP, negative dynamics on CT, and a decrease in pulse oximeter readings. In this case, urgent hospitalization is required. With further aggravation of the disease, tracheal intubation is performed. The patient is connected to an artificial lung ventilation (IVL) apparatus and drug treatment is prescribed.
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