How I Would Treat Myself for Ebola at Home

Health officials in Sierra Leone are admitting defeat in the fight against Ebola and are trying to set up self-treat kits for patients to use at home because of the lack of hospital beds to care for the ill. This sad development started me thinking about what I would do if I was stuck in a place with Ebola and could not receive care from a physician or in a hospital. ***Please note that any one who thinks there might be even a tiny chance that they have Ebola should present immediately to a hospital for definitive care.*** This is purely an academic exercise but here is what I think I would do to try to self-treat Ebola and survive the disease. The following strategies are based on a healthy, non-obese adult with moderate financial resources. I am giving myself some time to prepare my kit and to gather supplies and oral medications, etc. Faced with Ebola, I would try remedies that have some at least theoretical rational – even if they have not been proven, are not used in conventional medicine, and that might be considered crazy or gross. But, since treating Ebola at home would be a desperate situation, desperate measures would be warranted and I would whatever I had to do to provide a better outcome than taking on Ebola straight up. This is going to be a long post so I will post it as I write it to give myself some time to reflect. It should be finished in a couple of days. General supportive care Fluid Replacement Much of the morbidity and mortality of the Ebola virus...
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