Covid-19 may be a virus (which cannot be treated by antibiotics) but that doesn’t mean you can’t treat the symptoms

A number of celebrities in South Africa have gone public with their diagnoses in an effort to bring awareness to the fact that the virus does not discriminate across any classes or stereotypes.

These stars have also revealed how they have treated their coronavirus symptoms and side-effects.

AKA

The rapper revealed that he had tested positive last Friday, sharing that he was suffering from headaches, a sore throat and a ‘tight feeling’ in his chest.

He also shared a picture of a number of medications he was currently taking, including:

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  • A nebuliser with vials of medication to treat a tight chest
  • Cough syrups Solphyllex, and Prospan
  • Flu & immune boosting effervescent – ACC 200, Linctagon and AirImmune
  • Capsules – Mucosolvan (decongestant) and Myoprin (pain relief)
  • One fan suggested AKA take the herb ‘Umhlonyane’, also known as Artemisia

Jacqueline Ramos-Pinto

The Bachelor SA season one contestant was utilising a variety of western and homeopathic medications.

They included:

  • Herbal teas that include honey, lemon and ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon of black cumin oil daily
  • A combination of effervescents; Corenza, Amuco 200, Linctagon C
  • Paracetamol for pain and fever
  • Andolex spray for a sore throat
  • Using a humidifier & eucalyptus oil. If you don’t have one, that’s okay, have a steamy bath or shower and add some eucalyptus oil or leaves
  • Motherkindco immune booster
  • Asthavent inhaler- “I use this when I find that I’m breathless”

 

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? I know that I’m not alone in feeling anxious about the Covid-19. Experiencing the symptoms first hand has not only been difficult physically, it’s also been difficult mentally & emotionally.? While you can’t guarantee that you won’t contract the virus 🦠 what you can do is give your body what it needs to help boost your immune system and calm your nerves. This is my go-to-tea ☕️? ? ? Ingredients Of Honey-Lemon-Ginger Tea? • 3 Cups Water? • 1 tsp Ginger, finely chopped? • 1 Rooibos teabag ? • 1 tsp Lemon juice? * 1 tsp Honey? ? How to Make Honey-Lemon-Ginger Tea? * In a pan heat 3 cups of water.? * Before it begins to boil add ginger.? * Just as it starts to boil add the tea leaves, lemon juice and honey.? * Strain it into a cup and enjoy!? ? ?

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How to ease covid-19 symptoms:? ? So many of you have been asking me what Iv been taking while covid positive 🦠? Disclaimer: My doctor and pharmacist have recommended all of these to me 🤍 please check with you doctor before taking any medication. ? ? Here’s a little breakdown of what Iv been taking and what Iv been doing to ease my symptoms: ? ?? 🥄 1tsp of Black Cumin oil daily (black seed) ? ?? 💊 Paracetamol for pain and fever ?(this helps me with headaches and my chest pain)? ? ✨Linctagon C effervescent ? ? ✨Amuco 200 effervescent ?? ✨Corenza C effervescent ?(take all three together) ? ? 🍃 Motherkindco immune booster ( Code Jacqueline15 for discount) ? ? 😷 Andolex spray for a sore throat ? ? 🧖🏻‍♀️ Using a humifier & eucalyptus oil: Humidity helps relieve dry coughs, headaches, flu related symptoms. If you don’t have one, that’s ok, have a steamy bath or shower and add some eucalyptus oil or leaves. ? ? 🌬 Asthavent inhaler: this has been such a comfort, it’s helped ease my breathing and open up my chest. I use this when I find that I’m breathless

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Sthandiwe Kgoroge

The former Generations actress claimed that she “wouldn’t wish this” on her worst enemies.

The star revealed what was helping her through the experience…

  • Pulse-Oximeter to check her oxygen levels
  • A thermometer to check her temperature
  • Vitamins; including zinc, vitamin C & D, the herb Umhlonyane
  • Panado for the ‘unbearable headaches’
  • Steaming and gargling throughout the day

Rosie Motene

The actress and activist shared with her followers a diet that had a high percentage of zinc. It included:

  • Dark chocolate
  • Meat- beef, lean pork chops and chicken leg
  • Firm Tofu
  • Oatmeal
  • Legumes – chickpeas, lentils, hummus and beans
  • Vegetables – mushrooms, spinach, broccoli, kale, and garlic
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Whole grains – raw oats and quinoa
  • Dairy products, such as milk and yoghurt

She also revealed how she was treating the symptoms and side-effects:

  • Steaming twice a day with Vicks and eucalyptus oil.
  • Drinking warm milk and garlic and chewing the garlic
  • Gargling three times a day with salt water
  • Drinking a mixture of boiled garlic, ginger, lemon and honey
  • Medications; Sinutab (for headache) Panado and Linctagon (for body pains and aches)
  • Breathing exercise like blowing up a balloon or blowing into water with a straw
  • Vitamin D – if you can’t get any in the form of tablets, sit in the direct sunlight for a substantial amount of time
  • Zinc –  you can substitute it for food containing high concentrates
  • Vitamin c – 1000 mg effervescent plus 3 to 5 oranges a day.
  • Rest, rest and rest
  • Process your emotions – “We have gone from crying, being bitter and angry to petrified to trying to dance to old R&B.”

 

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A few of tips that have helped in our journey to recovery, recommended by medical doctors 1. Tight chest- steam twice a day with Vick’s and eucalyptus oil. Cover with a heavy blanket – 15 mins – I sleep on my tummy on a pillow apparently it’s good for the lungs. Vick’s on back n chest – along with ACC which helps with cough another remedy is warm milk and garlic and chew the garlic – gargle three times a day with salt water – boil garlic, ginger, lemon and honey 2. Head ache- sinutab 3. Body aches and pains- panado sachets and linctagon 4. Mobility is important last week wasn’t easy but this week I do about 20 minutes of moderate exercise. My partner does a little more as they don’t have a cough or chest tightness. Plus breathing exercise like blowing up a balloon or blowing into water with a straw 5. Vitamin d- we couldn’t find any and I’m fortunate to have a well lit living room so I sit in direct sunlight from around 10am to 11am 6. Zinc- we couldn’t find so we replaced it with food containing high concentrates 7. Only eat warm foods. 8. Vitamin c- 1000 mg effervescent plus 3 to 5 oranges a day. 9. Rest rest and rest 10. Emotions- process whatever comes your way. We have gone from crying, being bitter and angry to petrified to trying to dance to old R&B. We have not had a fever, we have been checking our temps before we tested and its always been around 34/35 degrees. We are feeling better. My cough has decreased and my breathing improved. Please feel free to add any other tips or ideas and suggestions. Please be safe and check in on each other! #wearehealing #covidrecovery #ourvoicesarenotonlockdown #speakingthroughmyworld

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