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COVID-19 Treatment

The coronavirus spreads by invading cells, making copies of itself, and moving on to attack other cells throughout the body, often causing permanent damage. Stopping this process within its first few days is critical for decreasing symptom severity, and helping to keep patients from being hospitalized and dying from COVID. This makes early diagnosis and treatment extremely important

Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston offers two options for treating the virus - antibody infusions and antiviral oral medications. Both treatments are effective at alleviating symptoms and stopping further damage from being caused by the virus. Supplies are limited. Talk to your provider about whether or not you qualify for treatment.

Treatment options

Antibody Infusions

Antibody infusions must be given within 10 days of diagnosis (or symptom onset), and are a one-time infusion given by a medical professional in a healthcare setting.

Antiviral oral medications

Antiviral oral medications must be started within five days of diagnosis (or onset of symptoms), and are a five-day regimen of pills taken while quarantined at home.

Additional Information

The CDC continues to recommend that everyone eligible get a COVID-19 vaccine. In addition, you are encouraged to take precautions and to make an appointment to be tested as soon as you suspect you may have COVID-19. Treatments must begin within five or 10 days of symptom onset or a positive test result (whichever comes first); so your quick action may be the deciding factor for whether or not you qualify for one of these life-saving treatments.