Corona Immunity

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How do we check that we have Corona immune? The thing is I am a bit traumatized by shortness of breath due to Corona, but in Corona, I haven’t recovered for 21 days in the hospital. Sore throat, heat, coughing and shortness of breath. Before Corona’s statement was in Indonesia. Still suspect. I am afraid that if it’s not Corona my check is immune or not yet.

1 Answer:

Hello Anatoly,

Thank you for the question.

Shortness of breath, sore throat, fever, and coughing at a glance can indeed be symptoms of COVID-19 (new Corona virus infection). However, in addition to COVID-19, many other types of viruses or bacteria that can cause similar complaints. Other conditions besides infection, such as foreign body aspiration, allergies or irritation in the throat, bronchitis, asthma, gastric acid reflux, drug side effects, even benign or malignant tumors can also trigger complaints as you experience.

Seeing an increase in the incidence of COVID-19 in our country, every citizen who lives or has traveled to an area with a local transmission of COVID-19, and every citizen who has contact with sufferers or suspects of COVID-19, with symptoms of moderate to severe respiratory distress as indicated You naturally should be classified as suspect (patient with supervision) - COVID-19. Appropriately, suspect needs to undergo further examination to ascertain whether he really was affected by COVID-19. However, the doctor who examines you is certainly better aware of the examination as what is necessary and unnecessary for you, by reviewing the clinical symptoms that you experience directly.

In order to assess a person's immunity against the Corona virus that causes COVID-19, several types of examinations can be carried out, for example serological examination. This examination can be done by taking a sample of throat tissue to then check the level of anti-virus antibodies in it. If your antibody levels are high enough, the antini you already have immunity against this virus, and vice versa.

However, access for everyone in undergoing this examination is certainly not the same. So far, given the limitations of facilities and health workers, this examination is preferred to be carried out by people with a high suspicion of COVID-19, so that treatment can be done earlier and faster. Not only that, many also found people who have experienced COVID-19 (and indirectly, can be called already have immunity to the Corona virus) have recurrent infections and even worse in the future.

Therefore, if you are cured at this time, then there is no point in being afraid of excess. Just do the best possible prevention, as if you don't have any immunity to this virus at all. Because, even though you already have immunity, it is not impossible that you can still transmit the disease to other people around you who may have different immunity. So, it is far better for you to be vigilant and make the following efforts:

Improve personal hygiene, starting from bathing diligently, washing hands frequently with soap, using clean clothes
Maintain social distance, including by not leaving the house unless urgent, do not exchange personal belongings with others, do not be near other people within a distance of less than 2 meters, do not carelessly hold public facilities, avoid crowds of people
Use a mask when coughing or sneezing, don't spit carelessly
Maintain endurance by exercising regularly, getting enough rest, eating healthy and nutritious food, don't stress, don't smoke

Hope this helps ...

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