Dry Cough And Phlegm In The Morning In The Current Pandemic
Doc, two 3 weeks ago I was out of town (Bandung), at this time I still felt my body was healthy and kept washing my hands frequently. A week after returning from bandung I had the flu and sneezing occasionally (but not runny), and the last 5 days I had a dry cough. but occasionally phlegm (usually in the morning). I already tried going to the health center. On the 3rd day coughing said it was just an allergic cough. Is it possible that I have co-19 dock?
Thank you for the question.
The condition of a cold cough (flu and sneezing) is indeed often a complaint experienced by someone. These are symptoms of respiratory disorders that can be caused by a variety of conditions, including covid-19. Covid-19 is a disease caused by coronavirus that is characterized by high fever (38 degrees Celsius) and sore throat, cough, runny nose, and in advanced cases shortness of breath can occur. This disease is highly contagious and is influenced by a history of traveling abroad or areas in the country affected by this disease, so if you experience symptoms in the respiratory tract, the possibility of this disease still needs to be considered. To check your risk of contracting this disease, please click this page .
However, there are other possibilities of the condition that you are experiencing, such as:
So, the best step if you ever have a history of traveling and have respiratory symptoms is to stay at home for at least the next 14 days and not make physical contact with others with a minimum distance of 1-2 meters, including those who live at home You. If you have a high fever that does not go away with a fever reliever, and there is severe shortness of breath that interferes with activities, call your doctor immediately.
The following are recommended things to do while you are at home:
Drink warm water to relieve dry cough. Drink 2-3 liters of water per day.
Identify allergic factors such as dust, cold air, food (eggs, seafood, milk and milk products) and avoid these allergic factors.
Take vitamin supplements to maintain immunity.
Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or sanitizer.
Avoid sugary foods / drinks because they can irritate the throat.
Avoid touching the face.
Manage stress well.
Hopefully this information can be useful and hopefully get well soon.