Information regarding coronavirus/COVID-19 is rapidly changing. This is to be expected as it is a newly discovered strain. Today, March 23, 2020, Dr. O’Hara has updated information regarding Preventive measures to consider or if you or your child is mildly ill that we covered in our interview, COVID-19 – Q&A with Dr. Nancy O’Hara, published on March 21, 2020. We have updated the original interview and included the current information below so you have it in two places. As information is updated, we will update you. So, please check the website frequently, sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Please Note: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans. The WHO is closely monitoring and updating the information regularly. Recommendations regarding prevention and treatment will change and evolve as more data is processed. It is essential to communicate with your Primary Care Provider (PCP) directly regarding you and your family’s unique healthcare needs. The WHO-COVID-19
Preventive measures to consider or if you or your child is mildly ill: (REVISED 3/23/20)
- Contact your primary pediatrician or other primary care practitioner to see if you or your child should be seen if they have symptoms.
- The flu shot provides no additional protection against Coronavirus or any virus not included in the vaccine.
- For immune support, consider the following. However, if you or your child is sick, stop Vitamin D and A (continue ZINC and VITAMIN C) and contact your primary care provider
- Vitamin C – up to 5-10,000 mg/day as tolerated; extra vitamin C may cause loose stools but it is not toxic and unneeded amounts will be excreted
- Vitamin D3 – an additional 1000 IU/day
- Vitamin A – an additional 10,000 IU/day
- Zinc – an additional 15 mg/day