How I treated my Coronavirus infections, by Dr. Doyin Okupe

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Dr. Doyin Okukpe, a former aide of former President Goodluck Jonathan has revealed that he contracted the deadly Coronavirus along with his wife and also disclosed how how he treated himself, as well as his wife of the infection.

Okukpe made the revelation recently via his social media accounts, with an advise to all to pursue personal safety at whatever cost, among other things because COVID:19 is real.

Below is full account of his experience:

I had malaria while on admission. Was effectively treated with an anti malaria. I also developed cough after about a week and was effectively treated by fairly large dose of  Augmentine for 7 days.

I must say that there is no universal medical consensus on a specific treatment regime for COVID;19. Also most of the drugs being used in different centres worldwide are not backed by any detailed or extensive research work anywhere in the world. 

Most scientific works and studies currently going on have limited scientific acceptability, either because the samples used are too scanty, sometimes as low as 40 to 60, or because controls do not exists. It will take another four to six months before results of credible works are available. 

However, the humongous nature of the global emergency make it impossible for countries not to explore experimental drugs that show any possibility or potential to contain the virus.

In my own case I commenced treatment with the Hydroxychloroquine regime four days to my isolation. This was because I read extensively on various options of treatment for COVID:19 and I followed the global debate on the pros and cons of the treatment. 

With my medical background and  consultations locally with colleagues I already made up my mind that the Chloroquine regime was so far the most promising. I ordered for the drugs just in case someone close or even I should unfortunately pick up the virus.

I MUST WARN HERE THAT IF YOU HAVE CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS , YOU WILL NEED TO CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE YOU TAKE HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE. I DID. So I was advised to use 200mg twice daily instead of 400mg twice daily for two days.

Before the arrival of the results of the swab tests, I put my wife and I on the treatment. My low grade fever disappeared completely and my wife's bone pains too. Personally I believe the Chloroquine combination, which is the official treatment regime in Ogun state, actually works. Lagos uses anti viral drugs and they also get good results. 

However, the scientific truth we know about treatment for viral infection is that ultimately, what eventually works is the innate capability of the immune system of individual patients. It is the immunity level that eventually decide the course of the infection in each individual. That is why age and coexisting comobidity factors, like obesity, hypertension and diabetes or Renal diseases are crucial to survival and well being of infected patients. This is what gives younger people better prospects with the virus.

Hence, for those who are not sick, you should ingest immune boosting drugs and preparations. Like zinc SULPHATE, Immunace, RELOAD and similar immunity enhancing drugs. 

I also took copious amount of ginger, garlic, tumeric and lemon. In Kaduna I am told that they add Dongoyaro leaves to the above mixture and drink liberally. 

As a tip also, it is known that when the virus first gain access to the body it stays in the nasal cavity and the throat for two to three days. In this position the virus itself is vulnerable. It dies naturally in temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius. If at this stage you can consume large quantities of hot water with lemon frequently, you can abort the attack.

The good news is that 90 to 95% of infected people will recover and some even without hospitalization.

My Advice.
Pursue personal safety at whatever cost. Stay at home. Don't visit and don't receive visitors. Family or friends. Check drivers, maids and aides. Since its may be difficult to gauge their compliance, either reduce to the barest minimum or do without. Those that must stay must be made to be resident and movements restricted.

Maintain  physical distancing if u must ho out. Comply wt the hygiene protocols as recommended by NCDC.

All these inconveniences will probably be over by July or latest august 2023. So we can all endure.

 In the meantime, fortify yourself daily wt  immune boosters.

At the slightest sign of trouble, fever, catarrh and or cough get help instant.
I hope someone finds this piece useful.
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