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Excuse me. I doubt if I am infected with covid-19? But I don’t feel like interacting with a positive person. But I was worried that I was afraid of being infected from the goods “/ four who had been exposed to the virus. On Monday I had a sore throat, and my cough was dry, but now my cough had phlegm plus (sorry) runny nose too. My body felt hot but still in temperature normal, every time you see the symptoms of covid-19 are different, so I doubt if I am infected or just an ordinary influenza. What is the explanation?

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Hello, thank you for the question to HealthReplies.com

Basically, in a pandemic like now, infection can indeed happen to anyone and from anywhere. Therefore the most important thing that is always recommended is to stay at home and not go outside if you are not really forced to. The main symptoms of COVID-19 disease are fever and dry cough. Other symptoms that can be found also are shortness of breath, feeling tired and not feeling well, phlegm, muscle and joint pain, sore throat, headache, etc. Because there is indeed a large variety of symptoms, this disease must be confirmed by COVID-19 examination. Unfortunately until now, this examination has not been widely available and is still very limited to people who have clear contact and only clear symptoms.


Therefore, anyone who experiences symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection (in your case, you have throat pain, dry cough, cough with phlegm, and a feeling like fever), you should do self-isolation at home. The following are some things that you should do:

Remain at home and not leave the house unless very forced (to see a doctor if needed)
Stay in your own room when there are other people in your house
Minimize contact with people in your home, keeping a safe distance of at least 1.8-2 meters
Always use a mask (including in the house), you can take off the mask when you are alone in your room
Avoid eating from the same plate and using the same cutlery as people in your home
Wash your hands often, suggest that people in your home do the same
Disinfect items in your home, especially items that you use or touch
Maintain health by getting enough sleep, eating and drinking enough, exercising enough, not smoking

You should monitor your symptoms, if you experience a high fever and severe shortness of breath, immediately call 119 ext 9 to find out further examination flow.

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