Decreased Sense Of Smell Is It Definitely Corona?
Doc, it is said that one of the symptoms of covid-19 is a decrease in the sense of smell and taste, I am experiencing it doc, have I stated positive or not doc?
Originally posted 2020-04-14 09:35:36.
Hello Indri, thank you for asking to HealthReplies.com.
Let me introduce myself that Dr. Rio will answer your question.
Covid 19 infection is currently increasing in incidence. Due to the rapid transmission of covid 19, this caused everyone to panic. Symptoms arising from covid 19 infection are coughing, high fever above 38 degrees, and shortness of breath. For the symptoms that you are experiencing, namely decreased sense of smell and taste, it is not a typical symptom of covid infection 19.
The symptoms of covid 19 infection are indeed similar to the symptoms of the common cold, but the more stressful one is a history of contact with someone who is positive with covid 19, or a history of traveling to an area / country that is infected with covid 19. To confirm this, it is indeed by laboratory examination. However, due to the limited examination, the history as mentioned above is one aspect to suspect having a covid infection 19.
Right now what you should do to prevent covid 19 infection is:
Stay alert and don't panic
Avoid going out of the house / traveling to a crowded place if it is not an emergency.
Perform physical distancing / self quarantine for at least 14 days. This is aimed if you are positive the corona is not contagious, and if you are negative but your immunity is currently down you will be easily infected.
Consumption of enough water.
Maintain a nutritious diet. Consumption of fruits and vegetables.
You can take a multivitamin.
Avoid contact with sick people.
Use a mask / apply ethics cough properly when coughing / runny nose.
Wash your hands often with soap, especially after / before touching something / doing activities.
That's all the answers I can give. Thank you :)