One of the main ways we have in the past been advised to screen for illness is through body temperature – Asian countries use body temperature to screen all incoming visitors, and many businesses around town in Los Angeles are screening patrons for a raised temperature.
This version of the coronavirus, however, is different than its close cousin SARS – in the early stages and even mid stages there is – about half the time – no fever.
Hospital admissions show temperatures to be normal about half the time – it is only during hospitalization that the fever rises to an average of 101.3 (38.5) – so it is only in the mid/late stages that fever appears much more consistently.
This is important because body temperature CANNOT be used reliably as a diagnostic tool.
A vast majority of the patients have a cough, with phlegm/sputum running a close second along with fatigue; shortness of breath, sore throat, and headache the next most common symptoms.
Swollen tonsils was the most common sign of infection, with very little lymph node involvement.
What remains the biggest problem is hypertension – older patients with hypertension die twice as often as with any other co-condition. Death is most commonly caused by pneumonia.
This is likely due to the way the virus attaches to the cells in our lungs: https://drlaurakelly.com/2020/03/10/what-you-need-to-know-2019-ncov-or-why-you-should-drink-gin-and-tonics/
So – runny nose is probably not 2019-nCoV.
Cough, phlegm and headache – much more likely.
The hospital reports from China show concurrent treatment with both Western and Chinese herbal medicine – and show that this concurrent treatment improves outcomes: https://www.elotus.org/article/how-covid-19-2019-ncov-currently-treated-china-tcm
There are also reports from studies done with SARS that show hospital workers treated only with Chinese herbal medicine showing NO Contraction of the virus: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11655-020-3192-6
This is from the Lancet, and specifies the formula called “Formula One” that appears to be the most effective against this CoV: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1043661820307556?via%3Dihub
I very strongly suggest the use of herbal medicine along with any other treatments that become available to shorten the infection period and help curb the spread. Now that we can differentiate symptoms more clearly it will be easier to target this virus specifically with the right herbal medicines.
In Chinese medical terms this appears to be a cold, damp toxin, but can also quickly present with sore throat and fever. A majority of cases in hospital progress to a fever.
If you are over 55 and have hypertension I strongly encourage you to take an herbal formula – I am happy to provide this for you: https://drlaurakelly.com/supplies/
Please email me with your symptoms, and you are welcome to contact me with any questions.
- Hot/Cold: chills/fever, feeling of warmth or feeling chilly/want blankets or not; sore throat?
- Cough: phlegm? If yes is it yellow or clear? Is it sticky or dry?
- Look at your tongue – is there a coating? Is it white? Or yellow? Is your tongue red?
- Headache – yes or no – what part of the head?
- How long have you had each symptom?