Colds And Itchy Throat Are Symptoms Of Corona?
Good morning doc, 2 days ago my throat was a bit sore, then the next day my body was a bit feverish after my throat got better so I had a cold but I didn’t have a fever until now. for now it’s just a cold and a little cough without shortness of breath. Can that be related to corona symptoms? Thank you
Hello Siti, Thank you for the question.
Corona virus infection causes flu-like respiratory symptoms / Symptoms generally include coughing, fever, and shortness of breath. Someone suspected of having a corona virus infection if they have symptoms of cough, fever (38 C or more) and shortness of breath and have a history of traveling to a country that has a case of corona virus infection or have a history of contact / interaction with a person who is suspected or has tested positive for the corona virus. Thus, if you currently only have symptoms of coughing and runny nose or even do not have a history of traveling or contacts mentioned above, then your risk of corona virus is relatively low. The symptoms of cough, runny nose, and sore throat that you experience can be caused by: flu, colds, or bronchitis.
For now, please do your independent handling at home such as:
multiply the consumption of water at least 2 liters per day
multiply the consumption of balanced nutritious foods
get enough rest, as deep as 7-9 hours every day
Avoid exposure to dust and other air pollution
Avoid exposure to allergens if present
always keep your hands clean
avoid exposing phlegm carelessly
always cover your mouth and mouth when coughing and sneezing with a tissue or inner arm to prevent transmission to others
limit contact / interaction with others, wear masks
It is recommended that you see a doctor if your symptoms do not improve for more than 2 weeks or if you have a high fever (38 C or more) and shortness of breath for further examination and treatment.
I hope this helps.