Dr. Angelique Coetzee, the South African Medical Association president, says that most patients in her country recover from the Omicron variant with a simple and easy way of treatment.
Dr. Angelique Coetzee, the lead doctor who first identified this new variant, says that it is pretty easy to treat Omicron patients with the line of treatment to recover.
She said that we start immediately after diagnosis with a low dose of cortisone. And something like ibuprofen to help with muscle pain and headaches, and that’s what we give. There is nothing else. There is no oxygen; not even antibiotics require for that.
It reports the symptoms associated with the variant when it reaches the fifth week of its outbreak. Angelique Coetzee said: Most of the cases reported so far have body aches, headache, tiredness.
They may or may not have a cough; It is mainly a dry cough with a sore and itchy throat. According to a recent study, it affects the upper respiratory tract and does not affect the lower respiratory tract like the delta variant, he added.
In late November, experts detected Omicron in South Africa. The World Health Organization designated it as a variant of concern due to an exceptionally high number of mutations.
Despite the new wave of travel bans in Africa, also the new variant detected in Europe, Asia, and America.