Colds, Fevers, Sore Throat, And Headaches Are The Symptoms Of Corona?
Hello,. I have a cold, fever, and strep throat. My head hurts too. Is this an indication of Corona?
Thank you for the question.
Colds (flu), fever, sore throat, and headaches can occur due to respiratory infections, can be by Corona virus (SARS-CoV 2), can also be by other microorganisms, for example adenovirus, group A beta haemolytic streptococcus, staphylococcus, haemophilus influenzae corynebacterium diphtheriae and so on. Other factors, such as allergies, irritation, entry of foreign objects, and immune disorders can cause complaints like you experience.
Today, the outbreak of COVID-19 (the term for infection caused by the Corona virus) is indeed a concern. However, just by experiencing a variety of symptoms above, does not necessarily mean that you suffer from COVID-19. You are at risk of developing this disease if the symptoms appear after you have traveled to the COVID-19 outbreak area or made contact with people from the COVID-19 outbreak area in the last 1-2 weeks. In addition, typically, COVID-19 will also make you experience coughing.
Do you also have a cough and have these risks? If so, you can check yourself directly to the doctor or doctor of internal medicine for further examination, ranging from interviews, physical examinations, blood tests, x-rays, phlegm tests, throat swabs, and many other supporting tests if necessary. But if not, and if your complaint has only lasted for 1-3 days, then you should not panic. You can resolve your complaint first by:
Take paracetamol so that your fever and sore throat and head subside. Get plenty of rest, go to bed early. Don't consume cold, greasy, spicy, and sweet foods and drinks. Eat more fruits Stay away from substances that might make you allergic, for example cold dust mites, pollen, animal hair, etc. Stay away from smoke, pollution, and dry air. Do not carelessly exchange personal items (including eating and drinking utensils) with others. Use masks. Use a water humidifier if possible. If then complaints do not improve in 1 -3 days, do not hesitate to go directly to a doctor, ENT doctor, or internist.
I hope this helps.