Coughing When The Throat Is Dry, What Are The Symptoms Of Corona Virus Infection?
Doc, I want to ask … If I cough (sometimes when my throat is dry) but not accompanied by shortness of breath and no fever, is that a symptom of corona? I don’t cough every hour, just once in a while
Thank you for the question.
Dry cough and throat may be part of the symptoms of COVID-19 (new Corona virus infection), or it may not. Indeed, not all sufferers of COVID-19 will experience typical symptoms, such as shortness of breath and fever. If you are a healthy adult, this disease may not even have any clinical symptoms.
In addition to COVID-19, infections by viruses and other bacteria, allergies, irritations, gastroesophageal reflux disease, heart problems, to the side effects of certain drugs can also cause coughing and dry throat.
Our advice, if this is the only complaint you experience, you should not panic or go to the doctor first. It's safer, you stay at home first and make the following efforts:
Use a mask while still coughing
Drink lots of warm water
Eat non-spicy and non-greasy food
Do not contact with things that make you allergic
Do not use air conditioners and fans that are too cold, if possible, use air humidifiers
Rest and exercise more diligently
Don't smoke, stay away from the smoke, pollution, dust, and other airway irritants
Improve your personal hygiene
Isolate yourself and do not carelessly exchange personal belongings with others
If there is shortness or fever for more than 3 days, or if you feel you have been in contact with a COVID-19 sufferer and have traveled to an area with a local transmission of COVID-19, do not hesitate to consult yourself directly to the doctor or ENT doctor for further treatment. .
I hope this helps.