Can It Be Called Common Colds?

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I want to ask, 3 days yesterday, I was rained on and I was forced to keep going, well since then, 2 days later, I felt a cold, and the next day I felt my throat hurt a little, my headache was mild, my nose was a bit hard to breathe , mild diarrhea, whether it can be said to catch a cold? Or the covid-19 virus that is rife, I’m just making sure not to worry too much, thanks

1 Answer:

Hello Dooi,

Thank you for the question.

Colds are actually unknown in the medical realm. However, if what you feel is sore throat, headache, nasal congestion, and diarrhea, then the possible causes are:

Viral or bacterial infections, including because of COVID-19 which is spreading lately
Allergy or irritation, such as due to cold, dust mites, dry air, smoke, pollution, pollen
Increased gastric acid, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastritis
Other factors, such as Crohn's disease, benign or malignant tumors around the airway or digestive tract, immune disorders, drug effects, psychological disorders, etc.

Referring to your statement, where you do not heed the government's call for silence at home, it seems that your risk of contracting COVID-19 cannot be ruled out. However, if you do not experience fever, spasms, weakness, loss of appetite, and other severe complaints, you should first do the following treatment:

Don't leave the house, unless it's an emergency
Rest at least 6-9 hours a day
Drink at least 2-3 liters of warm water a day
Don't eat and drink cold, oily, spicy, artificial sweets
Stay away from substances that can cause allergic or airway irritation (as mentioned above)
Do not smoke
Take paracetamol first so that your headaches and sore throats subside
Bathing with warm water, wear clothes that warm you too
Improve personal hygiene and your environment

You are advised to consult a doctor or doctor of internal medicine if vomiting and massive diarrhea or other complaints are more severe as mentioned above. That way, of course the doctor can give you the best management.

Hope this helps ...

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