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Baltimore Sun: Dr. Bruno on How to Treat COVID-19 Symptoms

Published: 03/22/2020

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From The Baltimore Sun, Sunday, March 22, 2020:

“A lot of the self-care advice is the same no matter what it is, with the social distancing aspect to it if it’s coronavirus,” said Dr. Richard Bruno, a primary care doctor at Chase Brexton Health Services.

Whether it’s flu, a cold or coronavirus, Bruno said, “you really need to get some rest.”

There is no specific treatment for COVID-19, so besides taking it easy, you’re going to want to treat your symptoms. Honey works better than most cough syrups. Antihistamines, including Zyrtec and Claritin, help if there is congestion.

Bruno recommends Tylenol over Advil for pain because it’s less harsh for people with most chronic health conditions. He said there’s not much science behind advice to avoid Advil-style anti-inflammatory drugs for coronavirus. (Tylenol is acetaminophen; Advil is ibuprofen.)

Read the full story here.