About Covid 19
assalamualaikumBrothers / mothers my brother today has symptoms of fever, was taken to the hospital and the blood check results of my brother’s lymphocytes are high.
Originally posted 2020-04-14 08:00:01.
Thank you for the question.
Fever can not only be caused by COVID-19 (a new Corona virus infection). Fever can also occur due to infections of other microorganisms besides the Corona virus, even also due to other medical conditions, such as malignancy, inflammatory disorders, heat strokes, hormonal disorders, stress, drug side effects, and so on.
In most cases, COVID-19 will actually make lymphocyte levels decrease, not increase. Although indeed, the main diagnostic procedure of this disease needs to be done with a swab tissue examination of the throat, it is not enough with a regular blood test. Surely the doctor who examined your sister is more aware of the type of examination that must be done, and what kind of treatment that needs to be given related to the condition. Typically, someone with a new fever should be suspected of having COVID-19 if he / she has been traveling from an area with a local transmission of COVID-19, or if he / she has come out of contact with a patient / suspect of COVID-19.
It is best to encourage your sister to undergo medication according to what the doctor has given her. So that the fever subsides faster, also ask him to increase the rest at home, do not go out except for emergencies, drink lots of water, eat a variety of foods that have a balanced nutritional value, calm your mind, reduce excessive physical activity first, and drink paracetamol as a fever reliever.
If the fever continues for more than 3 days, if your brother is at risk of contracting COVID-19, or if other, more severe complaints occur, such as stiff necking, skin rashes, vomiting, spasms, loss of consciousness, chills, etc. Immediately check your sister back to the doctor or doctor of internal medicine to be treated further according to the cause of the disease huh ..
I hope this helps.