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A widely available drug ‘Dexamethasone’ can now save the lives of critically ill patients, affected by COVID19.
As the time is passing and we’re more months into the pandemic, doctors and scientists are doing their best researching about the causes and treatments for this. Similarly, recent research has claimed that there’s a life-saving drug for seriously ill COVID19 patients. This specific drug is a part of the world’s biggest trial testing the possible treatments to see if they also work for COVID19.
The New Research About The Treatment Of COVID19
A recent breakthrough treatment is a lose dose steroid ‘dexamethasone’. It has now made its way to the news as the is a major drug, fighting against the deadly virus.
Dexamethasone has been successful on one-third of the patients which were on ventilators and also, critically ill. Moreover, on people who only needed oxygen, it was even more successful. Almost 9 out of 10 patients who catch COVID19 recover without being admitted to the hospital, some of them need oxygen and a few who’re admitted to the hospital are now treated with dexamethasone.
Dexamethasone is a low-cost and widely available steroid that lowers inflammation, improves the condition of patients struggling with breathing issues and oxygen deficiency. If this drug truly works as the results it is showing in the earlier stages, it could revolutionise the way severe COVID-19 is treated.
What Is Dexamethasone Used For?
This drug is already widely known around the world. Dexamethasone has an ability to improve a person suffering from other fatal diseases and it is also used for:
- As an anti-inflammatory medication
- To help decrease tumour swelling in the spine and brain and eye
- Treat or prevent allergic reactions.
- As a treatment of autoimmune diseases, skin conditions, asthma and other lung conditions.
- Treatment for cancers, such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
- To treat nausea and vomiting in a result of chemotherapy
*Disclaimer*: Though dexamethasone is an easily accessible drug, it still needs a prescription before you decide to buy it. Various underlying conditions can possibly aggravate if you consume this medicine without a doctor’s advice. Can also cause death.
A Word From Marham
In this critical time, we are also responsible to help our healthcare workers by staying at home and reducing the burden which they’re been bearing. Stay at home unless it is a life-threatening emergency. Majority of the COVID patients are also treated at homes.
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