Cough 4 Days Have Not Healed, Whether Exposed To Corona Virus Infection?
Doc, why am I coughing? “It has been 4 days that I have tried to drink obh combi but still doc. I am afraid of getting corona even though I didn’t go out even though the dock.
Coughing is the body's response when something is irritating the respiratory tract. Cough is a symptom that can appear in various types of diseases including:
Common cold (cold cough) Flu Laryngitis Rhinosinusitis infection or allergy Bronchitis Pneumonia Asthma Pulmonary tuberculosis Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) Side effects of certain drugs, such as ACE-inhibitors used in the treatment of hypertension Currently in the world is happening the Covid-19 pandemic (corona virus disease). This disease is very infectious and is transmitted through inhaled droplet coughing / sneezing / heavy breathing of a Covid-19 sufferer or if your hand touches a virus contaminated object from a patient's droplet then with that hand you touch the mucosal part of your nose, mouth or eyes.
The symptoms of Covid-19 are also the same as the symptoms of other respiratory tract infections. It is difficult to distinguish Covid-19 from other airway diseases if there is no Covid-19 supporting examination, such as an RT-PCR examination for throat or airway swabs.
However, the majority of patients infected with the virus that causes Covid-19 do not experience severe symptoms, even some are asymptomatic. This disease is self-limiting (the same as most viral diseases) so that patients with good body immunity can heal on their own. The most important thing when sick is so as not to infect others, especially the elderly and patients with chronic diseases. Under these conditions, Covid-19 can cause severe symptoms such as pneumonia (pneumonia) severe, respiratory failure, systemic infection, organ failure, until Dead.
Now due to the limited testing facilities, the Covid-19 investigation is prioritized for those who have fever + respiratory symptoms plus:
History of overseas travel / region reporting local transmission History of contact with positive patients covid-19 / suspected covid-19 Please call the 119 ext 9 hotline for instructions: Do you need an examination? What is the correct inspection flow?
If you are not asymptomatic, you should stay at home so as not to infect or contract from others and do the following:
Use a mask if you cough so as not to infect family members at home. Social distancing, isolate yourself in separate rooms with other family members, use separate / new cutlery that is always washed after use. Avoid traveling and crowds if not important and urgent. Diligent washing hands with running water + soap Do not carelessly touch the face, especially the nose, mouth, eyes with dirty hands Apply clean and healthy living behavior (PHBS) Practice the correct cough ethics Consumption of vitamin supplementation and cough relievers such as those containing antitussive, decongestant , mucolytic adjusted for your cough symptoms. Note the side effects and contraindications to the use of these drugs. If severe symptoms (shortness of breath, high fever, difficulty swallowing, coughing up blood) should immediately come to the nearest health facility, with the following notes: Wear a mask Avoid riding public transportation and crowded crowds If there is no mask, practice the correct ethics of coughing and diligently washing hands with running water + soap This disease is very contagious, so it does not rule out the possibility that we have contracted it even though it does not cause severe symptoms. Therefore, the most important thing right now is not to infect other people, self-isolation if you are sick. That way we can help limit the spread, so that available medical services can focus on treating Covid-19 patients with severe symptoms who need treatment support and medical equipment.
Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.