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Every responsible medical site says the same thing … There is no cure for COVID-19. They then go on with the same litany of what you should do, such as drink plenty of water (that should include a teaspoon of salt, nine teaspoons of sugar per quart), get plenty of rest (avoid other people while resting), seek medical help if you are having trouble breathing (that is, the disease has gotten to your lungs and your risk of dying is high).

Hasn’t medical science advanced one bit in a hundred years? That advice isn’t substantially different from what my grandmother would have told me about the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918, back in 1939 when I had a cold. That epidemic killed between 17 and 100 million people of a world population of 1,900 million, or as much as 1 in 19 people. Back then we didn’t have the massive tourist mixing of people worldwide as we do now, at least not the swift mixing provided by jet airplanes.

Here are some personal preventatives that might work, and the whys.

For a couple of days, while you are healthy, check your under-the-tongue temperature every hour and write those numbers down so you will quickly know when you are getting a fever. If you are up a degree and feeling a bit sick in the nose, immediately take a warm bath and raise your body temperature to 101.0°F for five minutes and then get out of the tub and cool off normally. The intention of this voluntary fever is to cooperate with your body’s fever mechanism, which is its method for warning your disease-fighting mechanisms to get to work. If in a couple of days you are still mildly sick, in the nose, do the warm bath two times per day for several more days, until you are sure you are okay.

Covid-19 usually begins in the nose, probably in the nostrils, because that is where contact is most frequently made between a person’s fingers and their mucus membranes. Therefore, mentally practice not touching your nose. Think about your nose itching and then resisting and not touching your face and especially your nose. Meditators think about their breathing and all sorts of other physical bodily stuff and this practice might save their lives and yours.

Put capsaicin on your fingertips. It is an over-the-counter arthritis topical analgesic available at drug stores. When you touch your nose, lips, and eyelids with these capsaicin-laden fingers, it will burn for a while and remind you not to do that.

When Covid-19 is in your community, tie a string around your wrists and attach it to your stomach belt. That will mechanically prevent you from touching your nose, lips, and eyelids.

Here are some cures that might work, and the whys.

Covid-19 is mild when it is confined to the nose, and if it remains there it may not be noticed by the infected person, and they would develop an immunity. But even in the mild stage, it can unknowingly be transmitted to other people. If the virus doesn’t move to the throat and down to the lungs, the person will probably develop resistance to further infections from that disease. But, if the virus establishes itself in the lungs, death is a real possibility.

Make every effort to prevent the Covid-19 from moving from the nose to the lungs. If you can do that for a week, in a month you will probably get well and because of your Covid resistance, you will be a perfect person to volunteer to help those people who are desperately sick.

When you have some snot in your nose and sinuses, blow-out and absolutely don’t snort-in. Sometimes snort is called sniff or sniffle. When you suck in snot and swallow it, as many males do, and few females do, it is pulling some of the Covid-19 viruses into the throat and possibly the lungs. Also, don’t snort in snot and spit it out into public places, because that spit is contagious for a while. Put sick spit where it belongs, in the toilet or down the sink.

While the Covid-19 is confined to the nose and sinuses, it might be impeded from going into the throat and lungs. Use a mouth rinse frequently such as Listerine, Cepacol, Aesop, Peroxyl, or CloSYS. Perhaps taking a half-teaspoon of whiskey straight every half hour, while sick, and holding it in the mouth as long as possible would help. It might impede the disease. I don’t imply more than an ounce or two of whiskey per day, as that would probably be counter-productive.

Using a nose gel such as NasoGEL helps create a flow of mucus out of the nasal passages and sinus, but the fluids might go down the throat as easily as out the nose. Be careful to get the snot out not in.

When you are sick in bed it is probably best not to lie on your back because that makes it easier for fluids to flow into the lungs. It is better to lie on one’s left side or face down with a pillow arranged to make these positions comfortable.

Cultivate the ability to do a deep throat slow vibration huffing sound to help pull stuff up and out of the lungs.

I speculate that these suggestions will help, and it’s better than what is being suggested elsewhere.