When we catch a cold, when should we go to the doctor or hospital to anticipate the corona virus?
Hello Erick, thank you for asking to HealthReplies.com.
Let me introduce myself, Dr. Rio will answer your question.
Indonesia is currently being shocked by the infection of the corona virus novel, which has been announced directly by President Joko Widodo. It caused panic here and there, especially lay people. Previously, what I want to clarify is that this virus infection is not that mathematical, the percentage is very small, especially at the age of <50 years and in people who previously did not have ballast diseases such as heart failure, kidney failure, etc., but the concern is that the spread is very fast.
The spread of the corona virus novel through droplets, which splashes saliva out through the mouth. When talking a human is considered to issue 3000 droplets and when sneezing 40,000 droplets, this is what causes someone with complaints of coughing or sneezing should wear a mask to reduce the risk of virus transmission, whereas Healthy people don't have to wear masks.
Responding to your complaints, the symptoms of a novel oorona virus infection are a high fever> 38'C accompanied by shortness of breath similar to pneumonia symptoms, and other symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, etc. may arise. You do not have to go to the hospital if you do not have a history of traveling abroad, or there is no contact with sufferers who are in Indonesia. At this time just wear a mask if you do not have a mask you can use a handkerchief / other clean cloth, because some diseases such as common cold, influenza, ARI, can also be transmitted through droplets.
Right now what you can do is:
Avoid excessive panic. Avoid buying masks at high prices, and excess food. Washing hands before and after activities, especially before eating should wash hands with soap or antiseptics. Avoid touching the T area of the face, such as the eyes, nose, and mouth. For a while avoid traveling to a crowded place if you do not have certain needs. Get enough rest, and eat nutritious foods to increase your immunity. Avoid smoking, alcohol consumption because it decreases endurance. That's all the answers I can give, thank you very much :)