Dry Cough Without Any Symptoms
Hello doc. I want to consult the problem of dry cough. I am a woman aged 22 years, and currently I experience a dry cough with a frequency of coughs that are rarely docked, I experienced this from yesterday afternoon dock. And since there is a corona pandemic, I always stay at home. Do not make contact with outsiders. It’s just that I’m a little worried because of this cough doc. And I did not experience any other symptoms including fever or not. Do you think this is the cause of an allergy or doc? Please explain, doc. Thank you
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The symptoms of dry cough that you experience can be caused by a common viral or bacterial infection that often attacks Indonesian people, such as rinovirus. In addition, it can also be caused by allergic reactions to exposure to certain substances, such as house dust. Other causes that can be related are irritant reactions of certain substances, such as cigarette smoke, stomach acid that rises into the esophagus and others. So it can not only be caused by a Corona virus infection, although it does not rule out it is indeed caused by a virus infection. This is due to the fact that symptoms vary due to virus infection, which starts from asymptomatic, mild, moderate and severe symptoms. Severe symptoms will generally be experienced by vulnerable people (such as children, old age, diabetes mellitus, autoimmune diseases such as lupus, undergoing chemotherapy and so on). For that, it is very necessary to still have good endurance.
Well, you must not worry too much. However, it also does not underestimate. Keep thinking positive and do COVID-19 disease prevention as has been widely socialized through social media, namely:
1. Avoid leaving the house. Leave the house if you really need to.
2. Avoid physical contact by positioning yourself at least 1 m away from others.
3. Use a mask and do the ethics of coughing and sneezing if you experience it. Namely by closing the nose and mouth using the upper arm inside or using a hand that has been coated with tissue before.
4. Routinely wash your hands using soap and running water for at least 20 seconds. If you have difficulty getting water and your hands are not dirty, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers at least 60%.
5. Use cutlery and bathing yourself.
6. Disinfect the surface of objects that are often held.
7. Sunbathing starting at 8-10 am for approximately 10 minutes, by first using sunscreen and skin protection from direct sunlight (hats, long sleeves and others). In addition to the body, allow sunlight to enter the rooms in your home and also make sure each room experiences air exchange every day through ventilation or open windows.
In addition to preventing transmission, it is also to prevent you from becoming infected, because no one knows whether people and objects around you are free from this invisible virus. And the most important thing is to have a healthy lifestyle so that you have good endurance.
Thus hopefully useful.