Am I A Corona Symptom?
Doc, a week ago I left home because of work, I had a sore throat, dizziness but not fever for 3 days? I have symptoms of the common cold, right doc? 🙁
Hello Rike, Thank you for the question.
Sore throat is one of the diseases that is quite often experienced by anyone. The cause of a sore throat is quite diverse. Other symptoms that can accompany sore throat symptoms include coughing, runny nose, fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, fatigue, swallowing pain, swollen lymph nodes, heartburn or chest pain that feels hot, nausea, vomiting, bloating, and several other symptoms.
It is natural for you if you are worried about a corona birus infection because indeed the corona virus is epidemic in the world and the symptoms resemble the symptoms of the common cold. In general, symptoms experienced by sufferers usually are coughing, high fever, and shortness of breath. You could be suspected of having a corona virus infection if you have symptoms and in the past 2 weeks, living in an area that already has a corona virus case, have a history of traveling to another country with a corona virus case, or have a history of contact with other people who are suspected or confirmed corona virus infection. If you only have symptoms of a sore throat and there is no history mentioned above, then the possibility of corona is low, but you still have to monitor the symptoms. Your symptoms can be caused by colds, strep throat, or tonsillitis.
The independent handling you can do now is:
stay at home for 14 days and limit interactions with other people
if you have to leave the house, always use a mask
multiply water consumption
multiply the consumption of nutritious foods
get enough rest for 7-9 hours every day
gargling with warm salt water, consuming lozenges, or consuming lemon water with honey to help soothe a sore throat
Avoid dust and air pollution
In addition to handling the above you are also recommended to:
always keep your hands clean by washing your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer
avoid touching your nose, mouth, eyes if you haven't washed your hands
if you leave the house avoid the crowd and keep a distance from others at least 1 meter
always keep the area clean
If symptoms do not improve for more than 2 weeks or if there are symptoms of high fever (38 C or more) for more than 3 days, please check with the nearest general practitioner so that the doctor can check immediately before giving further treatment. However, if symptoms of high fever occur with severe shortness of breath, please immediately visit the nearest emergency room because this condition requires immediate treatment.
Hopefully this information helps you.