Covid Or Not?
My body is weak, and my cough is dry often, my breath is also a bit tight and I am also a bit hot .. I am also pregnant … Is this a covid-19 doc? thank you
Hello Eki, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
I will try to help explain.
Corona virus is a large family of viruses that cause diseases of the respiratory tract ranging from mild to severe symptoms. The coronavirus novel (2019-nCoV) is a new type of virus that has never been identified before in humans. Symptoms of the corona virus disease can be strokes, coughing and shortness of breath. In severe cases it can cause pneumonia, acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.
Broadly speaking the signs of a person infected with corona are:
Fever (> 38'C)
Out of breath
A history of traveling to an area affected by a corona virus outbreak, or
Make contact with positive people suffering from corona virus
Transmission of the corona virus itself can be through physical contact with positive people suffering from covid-19 such as shaking hands or touching, exposed or inhaled by saliva splashes from sneezing of people suffering from covid-19, holding mouth, nose, eyes after previously making contact with sufferers covid-19.
To diagnose someone affected by the corona virus must require further examination such as blood tests, blood x-rays, or throat swaps.
If you complain of weakness, dry cough, shortness of breath, and the body is rather hot, previously traveled to the affected area, or made physical contact with a positive person suffering from the corona virus. Then you are advised to be different at home, and isolate yourself for at least 14 days. But if there is worsening like a higher fever, a cough that gets worse, severe shortness of breath immediately take it to the hospital to get further help.
Some things that can be done dirumha:
Avoid going outside
Use a mask or cover your mouth when you need to leave the house
Use a mask or mouth cover when sneezing or coughing
Keep your distance from others
Do not make physical contact with other people
Wash your hands often after activities and before eating
Hope this helps, thank you.