Are Fever, Cough And Flu Just Symptoms Of Flu Or Corona Virus Infection?

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Look, I have a friend that he has a fever, but the fever stops, then coughs right away, and the flu, is that just a cold symptom or something or is it because of the corona virus? Because many people say the corona virus has spread in our area. Information please

1 Answer:

Hello Jmrt,

Coronavirus is a family of viruses that can cause disease both in humans and animals. There are various types of coronavirus, one of which is the latest is a coronavirus that can cause respiratory problems in humans, namely SARS-CoV-2 with a disease called Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), which originated in the city of Wuhan. Several years earlier there had also been SARS and MERS disease caused by another type of coronavirus that also had a high patient mortality rate.

Covid-19 transmission is the same as other respiratory infections, namely from direct contact with a cough / sneezing droplet with a covid-19 patient who has a virus in the airway mucosa or from objects that are contaminated with the virus from a cough / sneeze droplet that the person touches and then the person touches the nasal mucosa or mouth.

The symptoms of Covid-19 are the same as those of respiratory tract infections due to other viruses or bacteria. But in Covid-19 symptoms can worsen quickly causing respiratory failure. Severe symptoms of Covid-19 are mainly experienced by elderly patients, patients with weak immune systems, patients with chronic diseases. Symptoms of Covid-19 include:

 Coughing fever Excessive tiredness Shortness of breath Other accompanying symptoms: runny nose, achy body, sore throat, diarrhea In covid-19 these mild symptoms can turn more severe into pneumonia (pneumonia) with shortness of breath, ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome), sepsis (systemic infection) to cause dysfunction of other organs. In addition to clinical symptoms, for the diagnosis of Covid-19 supporting investigations are needed in the form of a throat swab test, blood sample test, and chest X-ray.

Covid-19 has an incubation period of about 14 days, which means you only show symptoms after 14 days before the infection occurs. Because Covid-19 is contagious and can cause severe symptoms until death, so a special algorithm is made for the examination and also the handling (including isolation) of patients suspected of having Covid-19. If your friend has a history of traveling to an area that is epidemic Covid-19, direct contact with sufferers or suspected sufferers of Covid-19, then has a fever, cough, shortness of breath, immediately come to the hospital to do an examination and honestly explain the history of traveling done to the doctor.

Covid-19 transmission and other respiratory infections can be prevented by practicing the following:

 Be diligent in washing your hands using running water and soap (best) or using a hand rub that contains alcohol. Make sure you wash your hands according to the correct rules (hand washing 6 steps). If you are a patient suffering from cough, practice the correct ethics of coughing so as not to infect others by: Coughing with disposable tissue, then throwing it in the trash. After that wash your hands. Cough is covered with the inside of the elbow (not coughing into the palm of the hand) Using a disposable (surgical) mask that is thrown away after using it in the trash. Masks must be worn with the correct rules and disposed of in the right way. Avoid temporarily crowded places where we do not know who is sick and who is not sick. Wear a mask (N95 or surgical) if you work in a health facility or are in the environment. cough sufferers Actions such as smoking, taking antibiotics (alone), drinking herbs, using a double mask do not prevent you from contracting and becoming ill Covid-19. Always practice a healthy lifestyle, by eating foods with balanced nutrition, taking vitamin supplements if necessary, drinking enough water, getting enough rest, exercising regularly. Consult with your doctor directly if your symptoms do not decrease within 2-3 days or worsening symptoms occur. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.

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