Headaches, Colds And Cough With Phlegm, Do You Have Corona Virus?
HealthReplies.com, I have been around for a week feeling flu symptoms such as headaches, colds and coughing up phlegm which are annoying especially at night, but I don’t have a fever. Because right now the Corona Virus is bustling, I am afraid of getting infected by the virus. While I have been using ordinary cold medicines that are sold freely, as well as using masks to prevent the spread in the surrounding environment. I live in Bandung, is there a recommendation from a hospital or clinic that can test the virus?
Hello Husainy, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Let me introduce myself, Dr. Rio will try to answer your question.
Nowadays, news about n-COV / coronavirus novels is first found in Wuhan - China. Transmission is thought to have occurred from human animals, due to the rise of extreme food in the area such as bat soup, snakes, frogs, etc. which are traded at the animal market in the wuhan.
This virus is very easy to spread because the virus can spread through the air, infected people can transmit the virus when sneezing, coughing, even when talking. Symptoms that arise from this virus are fever> 38'C, severe shortness of breath, so that requires treatment in hospital, and will be aggravated by several conditions such as old age, have other diseases such as COPD, heart abnormalities, etc.
Until now in Indonesia alone the virus has not been detected. So if you don't have a history of traveling abroad, you don't need to worry too much about your condition.
Some of the possibilities of your current illness are:
Common Cold. Influenza. ARI Some of the above complaints have symptoms commonly known as "flu symptoms" such as cough, runny nose, sneezing, etc. In infections caused by viruses such as common cold / influenza symptoms will continue to be felt 7 - 14 days and will gradually improve if the patient's immune system is good.
Right now what you can do is:
Use a mask, because some of these diseases are also transmitted through the air. Pay attention to the ethics of coughing. Get enough rest, sleep 7-8 hours per day. Eat nutritious foods, and eat enough fiber. Drink 2 - 2.5L per day for your kidney health. Consult a doctor if your complaints are burdensome after you have done the above tips, you can come to the general practitioner first. That's all my answer, hopefully answer.
Thank you very much :)