Colds, Dizziness And Throat Lumps, Is It Due To Corona Virus?
Doc I want to ask, yesterday I started a cold and to this day I still have a cold and accompanied by a headache and a throat like there is a lump that can also be called Corona virus?
Hello Erika, Thank you for the question.
The symptoms that you experience are not necessarily caused by a corona virus infection. Virus corona has symptoms similar to those of a common cold but the common symptoms are cough, fever, and shortness of breath. Symptoms usually appear 2-14 days after exposure to this virus. You can experience a corona virus infection if you have a history of traveling to another country that has a corona virus case or a history of interaction or contact with other people who are suspected or even positive for corona virus. in the past 2 weeks. If you have symptoms but no history, then you are less likely to get the corona virus at this time.
Your symptoms can be caused by colds, colds (rhinovirus infections that resemble flu but are milder), or bronchitis. If symptoms are mild, you can do the handling independently at home by:
get enough rest for 7-9 hours every day multiply consumption of water at least 2 liters multiply consumption of nutritionally balanced foods avoid exposure to cigarette smoke, dust, and other air pollution consume paracetamol in accordance with the rules of use on the packaging of drugs to treat headaches In addition, you It is also recommended to take the following preventative measures:
stay at home and not leave the house unless it is very urgent limit interaction with others away from the crowd or the crowd away from people who are coughing and colds always maintain hand hygiene by washing with soap and water or if not available, with a hand sanitizer containing at least 60 alcohol % avoid touching your nose, mouth and eyes without washing your hands, always keep things clean and around your house. If these symptoms don't improve for more than 2 weeks or if you have a high fever, you should consult your nearest doctor for further examination and treatment. But if there are symptoms of high fever (38 C or more) and shortness of breath, please immediately visit the emergency room at the nearest hospital because this condition requires immediate treatment.
I hope this helps.