Frequent Sneezing, Coughing, Runny Nose And Nasal Congestion Is The Common Cold?
Halo..From this morning I sneeze and experience a cold cough and one of my nose is blocked, is this just a common cold? For a history of traveling for several days I was at home and not out of the house .. where I live in Lamongan. I only This ensures whether this is just a common cold or not? Because flu symptoms are similar to covid-19 symptoms … Thank you …
Hello Riyanda ...
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Indeed complaints of coughs, colds and fever felt to anyone should be a concern, although different causes, but complaints of the corona virus and ordinary virus are almost indistinguishable, in the common cold that attacks the respiratory tract complaints include:
- Sore throat
- Sneeze sneeze
- Sometimes accompanied by fever
These complaints appear on days 1-3 after being exposed by people who are experiencing pain and can disappear by themselves without treatment. In patients with covid-19 or corona virus, the complaints are almost the same, namely:
- Fever more than 38 degrees centigrade
- Shortness of breath in severe circumstances
Complaints arise about 2-14 days after exposure to covid-19 sufferers. If you do not have a history of exposure to covid-19 sufferers or people who are monitoring covid-19 but have similar complaints such as cough, runny nose and fever, you can do a healthy lifestyle such as eating nutritious foods, fulfilling the need for 2L mineral water per day, resting enough, take immune enhancing vitamins, and do social distancing so that people around you do not have similar complaints. Do not forget to wash your hands diligently by using soap and running water, avoid touching the face area if you do not wash your hands first, apply the ethics of coughing and sneezing correctly and take medicine according to doctor's recommendations.
In situations where the corona virus is spreading rapidly, if not accompanied by needs and urgency you should stay at home, or take care of yourself so that you are not exposed to the virus, if there are complaints such as sore throat that gets worse for more than 2 weeks, accompanied by fever more than 38 degrees Celsius, coughs, colds that do not heal until there is a feeling of tightness or difficulty breathing, even though you have tried to take medication, then you should check yourself to the doctor, for further examination.
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