Doc wanted to ask me yesterday a throbbing headache “then fever but when I drank onat the pain and fever disappeared then I had the flu but with a mild flu, coughing and coughing with a little phlegm but my throat felt a little itchy. what do you think about how to deal with itchy throats. it’s so scared if you are infected with coro, how do you know the difference between coughing flu and corona cough flu Thank you doc
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Basically the corona virus infection that causes COVID-19 has the main symptoms of fever and dry cough. Other symptoms that can also be found are limp body, cough with phlegm, shortness of breath, muscle and joint pain, sore throat, headache, etc. Cold symptoms are very rarely found in this disease. In mild COVID-19, the symptoms are indeed more difficult to distinguish from ordinary respiratory tract virus infections. COVID-19 examination with PCR must be done to confirm.
The problem now is that not everyone can get access to COVID-19 examination with PCR. If you have a history of contact with people with COVID-19 and / or have clear symptoms of COVID (fever, dry cough, shortness of breath) you will be advised to call 119 ext 9 to find out further examination. Most likely you will be advised to do an examination with a rapid test first as an initial screening.
If you only have symptoms of respiratory tract infections with fever, but there is no exposure to a clear COVID-19 sufferer, you will be advised to do self-isolation at home for up to 7 days or up to 72 hours after your fever has disappeared (whichever is more long). During isolation, you must do the following:
Do not leave the house unless there is an indication for a doctor's examination
Stay in your own room separate from other people in your house, you should use your own bathroom too
Use a mask at all times, except when you are alone in the room
Cover your mouth and nose with the inside of your elbow when coughing or sneezing
Wash your hands often, as well as for the people in your home
Minimize contact with people in your home, making sure to keep a safe distance of at least 1.8-2 meters
Disinfect items in your home as often as possible
Don't eat from one plate or use cutlery with other people
Take care of your health by getting enough sleep, eating enough to drink, getting enough exercise, and not smoking.
Monitor your symptoms always, if you experience heavy breathing difficulties, immediately call 119 ext 9 to find out more about the flow of examination and referral hospitals.
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