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Hello Good night, let me ask, I have been experiencing pain in my throat for 2 days, fever up and down, accompanied by cough with phlegm. Is that included in the symptoms of corona? And do I have to see a doctor? So, what should I do ?

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Walaikum Salam.

Hello Siti,

Thank you for the question.

Covid-19 is a disease that attacks the respiratory tract caused by the corona virus, thus giving symptoms such as fever (body temperature above 38 degrees Celsius), which is accompanied by a sore throat, cough, runny nose, and can be accompanied by shortness of breath. the disease is influenced by a history of traveling abroad, being in an endemic area in the country, or a history of contact with a positive person covid-19 in the last 14 days. You can access the following page to check covid-19 risk.

However, there are still other possible causes of complaints that you feel, such as:

Common cold.
Sore throat.

If you have mild symptoms and don't have a history of contact with co-19 positive people, the best step is to isolate yourself for the next 14 days. Even if you have symptoms that are included in the covid-19 symptoms, a visit to the doctor in the absence of emergency signs is not recommended, to reduce exposure to infections in health facilities such as health centers or hospitals. These signs are the appearance of severe shortness of breath that can not do daily activities, then you can contact the co-19 referral hospital for treatment and further information.

However, if you do not have severe symptoms, you can stay at home and follow the recommendations that can be done at home, such as:

Enough rest.
Take fever and sore throat medications like paracetamol.
Drink warm water and reduce spicy / sweet / oily food to relieve dry cough.
Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or sanitizer.
Take vitamin supplements to maintain immunity, and consume spicy drinks.
Fulfilling nutrition needs and 2-3 liters of water per day.
Manage stress well.

Hopefully this information can help and hopefully get well soon.


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