Difference Between The Common Cold And Corona Virus Infection

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Many of my colleagues have a cold. Then a few days later I initially had only a sore throat, my voice was hoarse for 2 days. Then I got a slight fever around 32 u0026deg; and headache. The third day I started coughing too. Is it a symptom of common or covid flu?

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Hello Nur Haniza, thank you for asking to HealthReplies.com.

Let me introduce myself that Dr. Rio will answer your question.

Someone is said to have a fever if there is an increase in body temperature to above 38 degrees Celsius. Fever is a reaction of the body to the presence of a good virus, bacteria, fungi and parasites. A person's normal temperature is 36.5 -37.5 degrees Celsius. Body temperature when under 35 degrees is said to be hypothermia. Hypothermia can be caused by various things, namely:

 Being in a cold place for a long time. Using wet clothes for a long time. Wear thick clothes in cold weather. Too long in the water. Based on the complaint you mentioned, that your body temperature of 32 degrees is not a fever. Or there could be errors in checking your body temperature so that results are not accurate. For other complaints that you feel, there is a possibility of illness that occurs to you, namely:

 Common cold Influenza Pharyngitis Laryngitis ARI, etc. The above disease has signs and symptoms that are almost the same as you experience. Although covid 19 symptoms are indeed like the symptoms of the common cold. However, to ascertain what diseases occur to you, you should do a consultation directly to the nearest doctor to do a more detailed interview about the complaints you are experiencing and a physical examination of your body. Because to establish a disease diagnosis must be based on several things. If the results of the examination turn out to be suspicious covid 19, it will be advisable to do further tests.

Right now what you can do is:

 Use a mask when you are sick. Avoid traveling to crowded places or contacting other people. Maintain cleanliness of the body, one of them by washing hands before / after activities. Enough rest. Maintain a nutritious and healthy diet. Lots of water consumption. Warm water compress to reduce fever. Consult a doctor immediately if complaints continue to be burdensome for examination and get appropriate treatment. That's all the answers I can give. Thank you :)

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