Flu, Cough And Shortness Of Breath Is The Corona Virus?
Hello doctor, I have had 3 days of flu, coughing, and shortness of breath but not accompanied by fever and my body temperature is normal until now I am still coughing and shortness of breath doc but my flu has not. I have a common cough flu or is there a possibility of contracting corona?
Thank you for the question.
Often, sufferers of COVID-19 (Corona virus infection) will indeed experience a fever, in addition to respiratory problems, such as colds, coughs, and spasms. However, according to various literatures, it is not uncommon to find people with COVID-19 who do not have typical symptoms, including not having a fever at all. Therefore, you still need to be aware that you are contracting COVID-19, especially if in the last 2 weeks you have had contact with a person with COVID-19, and have traveled or made contact with people who have traveled from an area with an outbreak of COVID-19.
If you do not have a risk factor for contracting COVID-19 as mentioned earlier, it is likely that the runny nose, cough, and tightness that you feel arises due to other factors, for example allergies, airway irritation, viral or other bacterial infections, bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia , etc.
In order to improve, try to multiply your rest first, avoid exposure to air conditioners and fans that are too cold, do not also consume cold and oily foods, use a mask while still coughing, do not leave the house except for emergency matters, avoid substances that might make you allergic, stay away from cigarettes and smoke, and do not just take drugs carelessly without doctor's advice.
However, if your complaint feels increasingly burdensome, or if you have a risk factor for contracting COVID-19 as mentioned above, it is better for you to consult a doctor so that it is handled well. If necessary, the doctor will refer you later. to the ENT doctor or doctor of internal medicine.
Hope this helps ...