Cough With Itchy Throat But No Fever, Corona Symptoms?
doc, my husband takes the job to deliver goods to Jakarta, now experiencing a dry cough, itchy throat, no fever. is it included in the characteristics of corona virus exposure?
Hello Yatze, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Let me introduce myself, Dr. Rio will answer your question.
Indonesia is currently being horrendous with an outbreak of covid-19 infection. This also happened in several other countries. This virus was first discovered in Wuhan, China. Corona virus is very contagious because the vector is a droplet / saliva splash. Many people feel uneasy and afraid so that various panic arises that we can see in various media today.
Covid - 19 itself has symptoms of high fever> 38'C, coughing, accompanied by shortness, with an incubation period of 2 - 14 days so that people who are already infected do not necessarily immediately cause symptoms. Other symptoms that can arise bergam, and are not specific, it makes it difficult to distinguish covid-19 infection with other diseases. Therefore, for now the government is calling on all of us to stay at home in order to break the chain of transmission of co-19.
Responding to the questions you give, regarding symptoms that your husband experiences based on signs and symptoms not like covid-19 infection, but I cannot say that it is certainly not covid-19. So my advice for your husband right now is to stay at home first, do self-isolating, social distancing, which means socializing with family members is given a distance, and wear a mask for a while. Evaluate within a few days, if within a few days the complaint improves, it can be concluded that this is not a Covid-19 infection, but if there is worsening complaints and fever, coughing, and shortness of breath you can contact the nearest health center, or contact the nearest hospital.
For now your husband can do:
Ask to take a break from work first, in addition to minimizing the possibility of transmitting, but also minimizing the risk of contracting because immunity is currently low. Use a mask, and do self-isolating. Get enough rest, and nutritious food to increase immunity. Take a multivitamin. Consult a general practitioner at the clinic to get temporary treatment while doing the things above. Wash hands, before and after activities. \ That's all the answers I can give, thank you very much :)