Cough, Runny Nose But Normal Body Temperature?

Hello, permission to ask. I have a cold, runny and stuffy nose, cough with phlegm, warm body temperature ( u0026lt; 38) but it feels cold. Are these symptoms of the common cold or need special caution? Thank you!

1 Answer:

Hi Hani,


Thank you for the question.

Runny and stuffy nose, cough with phlegm, and fever can occur due to common cold (common cold, salesma), but can also be due to other reasons, such as allergies, viral or bacterial infections (including new Corona viruses that are plague today), nasal polyps , rhinosinusitis, pharyngitis, foreign body entry, impaired immunity, and so on.


If your complaint feels mild, does not last more than 3 days, and is also not accompanied by tightness or other complaints that are more severe, the possibility of this condition is not dangerous and does not need to be rushed to see a doctor. Instead, it is better for you to stay quiet at home so that your risk of contracting the virus can be minimized. The initial handling steps you can take are:

Take paracetamol to reduce fever
Eat and drink warm, not greasy
Eat lots of fruits that are rich in vitamin C
Bask in the morning sun (before 9 o'clock) and late afternoon (after 16 o'clock)
Stay away from cigarettes and smoke, dust, dry air, pollution, animal hair, pollen, and allergens and other airway irritants
Use a mask
Improve your personal hygiene and the environment around you
Don't leave the house, unless it's urgent
Keep your distance from other people when you cough (at least 2 meters) and don't spit carelessly
Do not use AC and excessive fan
Wear clothes that warm you
Take a shower with warm water
Irrigation your nasal cavity with warm salt solution

If within 3 days your complaint does not improve, if you feel you've been in contact with a sufferer of COVID-19 (a disease due to Corona virus infection), or if you have been traveling and contact with people who have traveled to an area with a local transmission of COVID-19, you should consult your doctor right away .. If necessary, the doctor can direct you to undergo a supporting examination (such as rotgen, blood test, sputum test) or refer you to the ENT doctor and internist.


Hope this helps ...

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