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4 ways to deal with COVID-19 symptoms

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has four suggestions for dealing with coronavirus. Here’s a breakdown.

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People in their vehicles are checked in at a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site at Marlins Park, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Miami.

People in their vehicles are checked in at a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site at Marlins Park, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Miami.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a list of four common ways to deal with common human coronaviruses, which could come in handy right now for people in the United States.

The CDC has some general information about coronaviruses, which “cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses, like the common cold.”

  • “Most people get infected with one or more of these viruses at some point in their lives,” the CDC said.

Of course, this is not the novel coronavirus that’s infecting people right now. But the tips can help you deal with similar symptoms.

Common treatments for coronavirus

The CDC has four treatment suggestions for common human coronaviruses, including:

  • Take pain and fever medications.
  • Use a room humidifier or take a hot shower to ease sore throat.
  • Drink plenty of liquids.
  • Stay home and quarantine.

If you are concerned about your COVID-19 symptoms, contacting your health care provider and getting a COVID-19 test may be the next path of action.