My doc has symptoms of fever already weekly, and it feels that at night and cough at the same time my throat hurts for only 2 days. Well then I have checked with the doctor 2 times the results are different, the first was he said stomach acid and the last yesterday it was strep throat. So which is correct, on the other hand, I was also horrified by the covid-19 virus. thank you
Hello Sandy, Thank you for the question.
Symptoms of sore throat are one of the symptoms that are often experienced by everyone. These symptoms can occur together with other symptoms such as cough, runny nose, fever, headache, joint and muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, stomach ache, flatulence, easy belching, diarrhea. Some causes of sore throat are:
stomach acid disease
These symptoms can be caused by a number of health conditions above so it is indeed to ascertain the reasons for more information about your symptoms and your medical history. In addition, the doctor also needs to do a direct examination on you to ascertain why. I'm sorry I can't be sure what the cause of your sore throat is due to the lack of information about the symptoms you are experiencing and the absence of information regarding the doctor's physical examination.
It is natural if you are worried about contracting the corona virus because indeed there is currently a corona virus outbreak, especially because the corona virus infection has symptoms similar to the common cold. A person can be suspected of having a corona virus infection if they have symptoms and in the past 2 weeks have a history of traveling to a country or living in an area that has a corona virus case or a history of contact with a person who has been confirmed to have a corona virus infection.
If the symptoms that you are experiencing right now are mild, independent treatment that you can do is:
get enough rest
multiply water consumption
multiply the consumption of nutritious foods
gargle with warm salt water or consume throat lozenges
avoid consuming large portions of food at once, it is recommended to consume small portions but more often
avoid consuming spicy, sour and oily foods
avoid consuming caffeinated and fizzy drinks
avoid lying down after eating
Avoid exposure to dust and other air pollution
manage stress well
taking drugs recommended by doctors
In addition, you are also encouraged to:
do independent isolation at home for 14 days and limit interaction with others
if you have to leave the house because of an urgent need, always use a mask, avoid the crowd, keep a distance from others, avoid people who are coughing and colds
always keep your hands clean by washing your hands with soap and clean water or with a hand sanitizer
Do not touch the nose, mouth, or eyes before washing hands
always keep your area clean
apply good coughing and sneezing ethics by covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing with tissue then throwing tissue into the trash
Please do the above if your symptoms are mild. If these symptoms do not improve for more than 2 weeks or if you experience symptoms of high fever (# 8 C or more) for 3 consecutive days, you can go back to see the nearest general practitioner. However, if symptoms of worsening shortness of breath appear, please immediately visit the emergency room of the nearest hospital because this condition needs to be given the right treatment.
Hopefully this information helps you.