Coughing With Nasal Congestion Are The Symptoms Of Corona Virus?
Excuse me doc. If you have Covid-19 virus, there are also symptoms of cough, right? How long do you have to cough? Is a day or a prolonged day? The thing is I was exposed to coughing pretentious already there about 4 days, first dry cough is now phlegm, runny nose but now my nose is blocked. I have to isolate myself for 14 days, but my position is working so it can’t be just for home. What should I do about handling it, Doctor? Thank you
Hello Sakilah, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Let me introduce myself, Dr. Rio will answer your question.
At present Indonesia is being horrendous with the outbreak of Covid-19 infection. This infection is very easy to spread because of transmission through droplets / saliva splashes only. In Indonesia alone there have been more than 1000 positive cases of co-19. Most spread is found in Jakarta and West Java, but that does not mean that other areas are less likely to be infected. The government has made efforts to deal with this disease.
Symptoms of Covid-19 infection include high fever> 38'C, coughing, and shortness of breath. But someone who has been infected does not necessarily directly cause symptoms because of the incubation period of the virus in the body around 2-14 days. Responding to the question that you give about the type of cough covid -19, there is no special feature for this so at this time the suggestion is when someone who has complaints of cough, fever, or tightness even though the complaint is mild you should do self-isolation at home, it can break the chain transmission if done.
Right now what you can do is:
Ask your boss for permission for yourself and your disectar. Why do I say that, if you are infected with Covid-19 you will not transmit your office friendship, and if you are not infected you can actually be infected by other people because your immune condition is weakening. Ideally, independent quarantine is carried out for 14 days due to the incubation period of the virus itself, but if in quarantine your complaints and symptoms improve with medication or automatically you are likely to get common cold, flu, or inflammation, but if there is a high fever in quarantine, cough, and shortness of breath immediately contact the nearest hospital. Consult with your nearest GP to get treatment for your current complaints and symptoms. Keep doing physical distancing. Use a mask wherever you are. Wash your hands regularly as before, and after activities. Avoid traveling to crowded places. Get enough rest, and even nutritious food to increase your immunity. Eating supplements / vitamins is highly recommended. That's all my answer, thank you very much :)