|Me, Mouth Breathing and Heating
There is nothing like first-hand experience. On December 23, a Thursday, I was infected with one of the COVID-19 variances and have no idea of which one. The first symptom was a slight fever on Saturday. Thinking it was a seasonal cold I applied my treatment that night which seemed to clear it up.
The next morning I felt tired and still had a slight
fever. That afternoon I managed to
infect both my wife and sister at Xmas Sunday dinner.
Their symptoms showed up 2 days later. Monday I used the antigen test
kit that confirmed that it was COVID-19.
Neither my wife nor sister was keen on breathing through
their mouths and blocking their noses.
Both had sore throats so I suggested first gargling with a hot drink and
then a hot bath for an hour. They also
applied heat to their sinuses per instruction using a washcloth. The next day they both felt better but the
following day they both felt miserable. Again I talked them into having another
hot bath and they were fine the next day.
My symptoms were a slight fever, excessive mucus, and a sore
throat. First I gargled with green tea. Then,
I applied the heat to both my throat and shoulders, blocked my nose (shown in a
prior post) on Monday night, and watched a couple of movies. A few weeks before
this incident, I discovered that I could raise my core temperature to 38-39 0 C by heating my shoulders and back with
just a heating pad.
To cover all bases, I also had a hot bath for an hour. I still had some phlegm from the bottom of my
throat and so applied the treatment again the next day twice, once in the
afternoon and again in the evening.
Phlegm can be either swallowed or coughed out. The excessive phlegm stopped and this was the
end of the last symptom. The only symptom that bothered me was being very tired
on Xmas day.
What I found is that the virus was more persistent than I anticipated. My treatment was so easy to apply, that I was
able to get rid of all symptoms over 4 days. I knew it worked but not how well.
Several applications of my treatment a day or so apart may be necessary, or one
longer one of 4 hours. This was the one
parameter, the number of applications, that I could not determine. Laboratory tests
indicated about 4 hours and my original bath treatment was a really hot bath
for ½ an hour. Also, keeping warm is
critical for success.
My guess is, that my early symptom of feeling tired is
caused by my body going into combat mode, creating antibodies.
For what it is worth we have all been vaccinated and are octogenarians.
The duration time for the 3 of us was about 5 days, from start to finish, with 1 to 2 days of being uncomfortable. My treatment below in the last few posts is not the magic bullet but it is