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What is the treatment for coronavirus?

There is currently no specific medicine proven to eliminate the virus but there are some medications that have been shown to reduce symptoms and the severity of illness. There are also ways to make people with coronavirus more comfortable while their bodies fight the virus. This can include pain medications like acetaminophen and ibuprofen, or bed rest to help your body fight the illness.
People with serious cases of coronavirus may need to stay in the hospital to be monitored while they are sick. Doctors can make sure that they stay hydrated and are breathing properly.

last updated: August 18, 2022

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