Having A Cough And Flu, What Are The Symptoms Of Corona Virus Infection?
Hello Doc I want to ask: I have a cough and flu about 1 week, is that a symptom of Corona?
Hello Bagus Dhio,
Thank you for the question.
Coughs and colds can not only occur due to COVID-19 (a disease due to the new Corona virus). More often, if you only have coughs and colds, this complaint arises because of allergies, irritations, or other viral and bacterial infections in the respiratory tract. It could also, coughing and colds are part of the symptoms of nasal polyps, impaired immunity, sensitivity to certain drugs, entry of foreign objects into the airway, or symptoms of prodromal infection in other organ systems.
Our advice, do not you panic. Try to resolve your complaint first by:
Do not isolate yourself at home, do not go out unless urgent, and if you have to go out use a mask while still coughing Do not use personal items in turn with others other allergic triggers Do not also eat and drink cold and greasy Increase rest and exercise to improve endurance Stay away from cigarettes Through the above methods, in addition to your disease can heal faster, your potential to transmit the disease to others (if your disease appears due to infection, such as COVID-19 or something else) will be smaller.
However, if you feel severe shortness or high fever for more than 3 days, and if you feel you have been in contact with people with COVID-19, you should consult a doctor directly for further examination and treatment, yes. If necessary, the doctor can refer you to an ENT doctor or internal medicine.
Hope this helps ...