Cough Colds After Drinking Cold Water?
Good afternoon want to ask about corona
Hello Rasuna, thank you for asking to HealthReplies.com.
Let me introduce myself, Dr. Rio will answer your question.
Indonesia is currently in a stir because of the spread of covid-19 infection. Every day there are new people confirmed to be infected with covid-19 itself. This causes concern for the general public. At present some of the cases come from the capital city of Jakarta.
Responding to the questions you give, until now there has been no definite way to distinguish Covid-19 infection, with other infections based on complaints only. In general, someone infected with Covid-19 has complaints such as fever> 38.5'C, coughing, and shortness of breath, but in some cases there are mild symptoms, or even no symptoms. So I can't be certain that you have Covid-19 infection or not.
But you do not worry, based on the complaints you feel, some of the diseases below are more likely to occur to you, namely:
Common cold. Influenza. Pharyngitis. Complaints that are usually felt are cough, runny nose, mild fever, painful swallowing, etc. Actually there are many other possibilities, it is impossible to mention one by one. But some of the diseases above are also contagious, so to prevent transmission, and monitor your current condition some of the things you should do are as follows
Do not panic. The chance of contracting covid-19 will be even higher if you live in an area that has been confirmed to have a covid-19 infection, or you have traveled to the area, or you have a history of contact with positive confirmed patients. You have to do self isolating for a while, avoid going out of the house first. This will prevent the spread of covid infection, or you are not infected because clearly your immune condition is declining. Evaluate your complaints, if they are heavy like fever> 38.5. cough, and shortness of breath immediately to the nearest hospital. Avoid traveling to crowded places. Do social distancing or keep a distance from other people at least 1 meter when interacting. Use a mask. Get enough rest, and nutritious food to increase your immunity. That's all the answers I can give, thanks a lot :)