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Dr. Nicolle Martin shares immune system-boosting tips to keep COVID-19 in check

Juicing or drinking fresh, cold-pressed vegetable and fruit juices are excellent ways to boost your immune system. Cold-pressed juices are exposed to minimal heat and air, so they’re able to hold onto more vitamins, minerals and enzymes present in the whole fruit. If you don’t have access to cold-pressed juice, you can make fresh juice using any juicer or blender and still reap the benefits. Avoid juice with added sugars and preservatives.

What do you know about the treatment of coronavirus, and how effective it is in the United States?

Currently, there is no cure for coronavirus. We treat the virus with what we call “supportive care.” Recommendations for supportive care include getting plenty of rest, drinking plenty of fluids. For runny nose, … use Flonase. If you feel congested, take a Claritin, Zyrtec or Allegra. Avoid dairy during this time because dairy can cause inflammation and causes more mucous for the virus to live in.

At what point should one get tested?

COVID-19 symptoms are very similar to flu-like symptoms. Symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, body aches and pains. These symptoms can occur two to 14 days after exposure.

Only go to the emergency department if you are having urgent symptoms, like trouble breathing.

Please continue to self-isolate until you are fever-free without fever-reducing medications for 48 hours.

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