As you fight a new virus, expect your body to be busy. To treat COVID-19 fever, use the recommended dose of acetaminophen (Tylenol). You can also take acetaminophen if you have pain for another reason. Keep enough disposable tissues handy to help prevent transmission of coronavirus to others.
Over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicines aren't effective, Benaroch said, but they can be tried. Honey or cough drops that contain honey can also help calm a cough. Tavel recommends taking Cold-Eeze pills, an over-the-counter medication that contains zinc gluconate, several times a day for upper respiratory tract symptoms. Most people with COVID-19 have a mild illness and can recover at home.
You can treat symptoms with over-the-counter medications, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), to help you feel better.