新型コロナウィルス（COVID-19）に感染していると診断された方への説明書（英文）For those diagnosed with new coronavirus (COVID-19)infection
We have distributed an instruction manual to those diagnosed with COVID-19 at our clinic, and we have translated it into English and will publish it. Foreigners who are infected but do not know what to do should use this information.
For those diagnosed with new coronavirus (COVID-19) infection
The recuperation period will be 5 days. For example, if you contracted the disease on October 3, the recuperation period will last until October 8. During this period, you should take a break from work or school and avoid contact with other people; if there is no high fever after 5 days, you can resume work or school.
The day of onset is not the day of the fever, but the day when the first symptoms appear. For example, if there is a sore throat before the fever, that is the onset date.
After the five-day recuperation period is over, you are still required to wear a mask for an additional few days.
Since the hotel treatment system is no longer in place, you will basically be treated at home. Even for the elderly or those with chronic illnesses, hospitalization is not indicated if covid-19 itself is mild (mild illness is a condition that does not require oxygen administration).
To prevent infection from spreading to those living in the same home, please try to avoid being in the same room as much as possible. If you are in the same room, please make sure it is well ventilated and both of you wear masks. It is okay to share toilets and bathrooms. If you are concerned, use separate towels to wipe your hands or make sure that the patient uses the bathroom last.
People who live with the patient are considered to be close contacts person. They do not need to be treated at home if they have no symptoms. They do not need to miss work or school if they have no symptoms, but they should consult with their work or school. If symptoms such as fever occur, consult a medical institution or purchase an antigen test at a pharmacy for testing. On the other hand, if there are no symptoms, testing is not very useful (because the sensitivity of the test is much lower for those without symptoms).
If your condition worsens during convalescence (especially in the elderly), such as inability to move, eat or drink, please consult a medical institution (or your family doctor, if you have one).
Symptoms of covid-19 peak 4-5 days after onset and gradually subside thereafter. However, a slight fever and cough may persist even after the convalescence period. In addition, taste and smell disorders and fatigue may persist as symptoms (sequelae) specific to coronas. In most cases, these symptoms will disappear within one to three months, and there is no particularly effective treatment.
There is no need to have another examination after the recuperation period to see if the symptoms have healed, and we do not perform such an examination. As mentioned above, as long as there is no fever after 5 days from the onset of the disease, work or school can be resumed.
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