At some point in the past three weeks, nearly every person on the planet has felt an ordinary tickle in the throat, a single dry cough or a flush of warmth and wondered, is this an early symptom of coronavirus?
Generally the first step is to contact your doctor and chat about how you feel, possibly augmented with a couple of readily measurable vital signs like your body temperature. But across the country people are telling you not to go to hospital or care centers until you need very serious help.
So here comes your safety kit which will help you from Covid – 19.There are two common devices – THERMOMETERS & OXIMETERS that can help someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to monitor their condition and to guide decision-making .In diagnosing the symptoms for Covid-19 one requires thermometer to check for low grade fever and monitor higher fevers.For those recovering from a suspected case, guidelines state that you can leave isolation after, “You have had no fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers).” Both of these require an accurate thermometer to track.
In order to track your breathing, According to the World Health Organization, COVID-19 progresses to severe pneumonia when the signs of difficulty breathing noted above are present and a patient’s oxygen saturation, or the amount of oxygen carried by the blood, is equal to or less than 93 percent.
This is a critical measure of illness that is routinely and constantly monitored for patients in the hospital, as anyone who has ever spent time in a hospital bed knows. That same technology is available for home use, and the device that measures your blood oxygen saturation is called a pulse oximeter and the readings are often referred to as “pulse ox.”
Checking pulse ox at home can reassure a patient feeling tightness in the chest. And knowing that a patient’s pulse ox has been steadily declining can help a doctor know when to recommend that a person go to a hospital in this crisis.
HealthNJig one of the few trusted companies in the Medical Technology Space of Indian Origin has launched Infrared thermometers and Pulse Oximeter (OX-6520) CE Approved which is used to monitor the amount of oxygen carried in the body said Mr. Jagdeep Khattar MD HealthNJig.