Good night doc. I want to ask, I suppose the symptoms of covid 19 can be seen in how many days the dock? Then I have had a few days with a fever, but sometimes a fever is normal, I also feel dry in my throat like it hurts, even though I have drunk a lot. And also cough but not phlegm, my nose sometimes clogged. Is that one of the symptoms of the dock? Thank you
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The SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 has an incubation period of 2-14 days (average of 5 days). The incubation period is the period between the entry of the virus and the appearance of symptoms. The most common symptoms are fever and dry cough, but other symptoms can also be found such as weakness, cough with phlegm, shortness of breath, muscle and joint pain, headache, sore throat, and so on. Symptoms like a cold are very rare.
It is better to try to measure your body temperature with a thermometer. If indeed you have a fever (your body temperature more than 38 degrees Celsius) accompanied by symptoms of respiratory tract infections such as coughing, sore throat, shortness of breath, you should immediately do self-isolation at home and call 119 ext 9 to find out the flow of further examination.
The following are some things you should do when isolating yourself at home:
Do not go outside the house at all unless it is very forced (to see a doctor or hospital)
Stay in your own room, separate from others who live with you, if possible, use your own bathroom
Always use a mask, including in your home, you can take off the mask when you are alone in your room
Always practice the correct cough and sneeze etiquette, cover your mouth and nose with the inside of your elbows
Minimize contact with people who live with you, always keep a safe distance of at least 1.8-2 meters
Wash your hands with soap as often as possible, people in your home should also do this
Disinfect items in your home as often as possible, especially items you touch
Don't eat from the same plate or use cutlery together
Always maintain a healthy lifestyle, get enough sleep, eat enough to drink, exercise, and not smoke.
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