Does The Chest And Throat Hurt With Corona Virus?
Some days I have a sore throat and pain in the chest but not tight, no fever and cough too, I’m afraid of getting covid virus19 Please explain to me doctor
Originally posted 2020-04-14 11:02:39.
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COVID-19 is an abbreviation of Corona Virus Infection Disease which means an infectious disease caused by the corona virus. This virus began to spread and infect many people in Wuhan, China at the end of 2019. Allegedly, this virus spreads through bats that are commonly used as food in China, then from infected humans from bats, the virus spreads to other humans. The spread of this virus through droplets or splashes of saliva that enter the mouth, inhaled the nose or entered through the eyes due to virus-contaminated hands touching the face. The corona virus can also survive on the surface of objects for several hours, so the transmission becomes more massive because people do not paw if their hands contain germs due to touching objects that might be contaminated.
Symptoms that appear in people with COVID-19 are similar to mild to severe flu symptoms. Symptoms of mild flu include fever and / or accompanied by symptoms of respiratory distress namely sore throat, cough, and runny nose. Then severe symptoms resemble those of pneumonia, namely fever, coughing, and shortness of breath to respiratory failure which often requires ventilators in their care.
The diagnosis of COVID-19 is obtained from medical interviews that track the patient's travel history and contact with patients who are suspected of being infected with COVID-19 or who have confirmed positive COVID-19. Besides that, a physical examination is needed for the symptoms that have occurred and investigations in the form of a blood check, imaging raddiology, CT-scan if needed, and a throat swab to detect the presence of the virus.
Even though you have a sore throat now, you may not be infected with the orona virus. If there is really no history of traveling to the local transmission area and contact with a positive COVID-119 patient, then you don't need to worry too much about getting infected with the corona virus. To prevent corona virus from being infected, keep doing work from homedan and physical distancing, don't leave the house too often because we don't know whether people outside have been infected or not. Check here to find out your risk for COVID-19 infection.
Hope it helps