Dizziness, Lumps In The Throat And Shortness Of Breath, What Are The Symptoms Of Corona Virus?
Doc I feel a bit dizzy, there is a lump in the throat (but not coughing), is it a symptom of corona, and shortness of breath but I haven’t been in contact with people who have been infected with corona virus or are sick?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your concern. Initially, the suspicion of corona infection was only addressed to those who had a history of going abroad or had close contact with corona-positive patients. But that was then, when the spread of the corona virus had not yet arrived in Indonesia. Because, this virus does not just appear on a person, but is transmitted. So because this virus originated from abroad, the suspicion is only in those who have a history of traveling or contact with sufferers.
But in the present condition where the virus has spread in Indonesia, traveling history and contacts are not important anymore. Because, of the many positive patients, many are positive due to local infection, not from abroad. So even if someone does not go abroad, it does not make him avoid infection.
Neither is the case with a history of contact with people affected by the corona virus. It's also not very important anymore because not all positive corona shows symptoms. We can say, that the person closest to us who looks healthy, he could have been infected with corona, but because of his strong endurance, he did not cause symptoms. This is dangerous, because the person could have spread the virus to other people without being aware of it. And if by chance he spread it to vulnerable groups, such as children, the elderly, and people with low immune system, they could be infected. In addition, it may be that you have never met a corona sufferer in person, but you hold the handle of a mini market that was previously contaminated with the corona virus and then you touch your eyes without washing hands, you could be infected. This is the reason why we all need to do social / physical distancing and routine hand washing, even though we feel healthy.
Regarding your own symptoms, these symptoms do enter corona symptoms, but the symptoms of the corona are not specific, so what you experience cannot be ascertained as long as there is no direct examination. Our advice, if you are really worried or the symptoms are already very disturbing, you should immediately consult a doctor so there are no misunderstandings and so you can immediately get the appropriate treatment. But if the complaint is still mild, limit yourself to leave the house, consume foods high in nutrients, consume supplements and multivitamins, meet fluid needs, and get enough rest. So, hopefully answering your question.