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My doc has weak joints and muscle aches and hot face, my throat feels runny, fever but no body temperature heat. What are the symptoms, Doc?

1 Answer:

Hello Ricky,

Maybe it must be corrected the use of the word fever. Fever is an increase in body temperature> 38 degrees Celsius, so there is no term fever without body temperature heat. Normal human body temperature is between 36.5 to 37.5 degrees Celsius. Fever occurs as a response to the body's immunity, most often due to infection, ranging from viral, bacterial, parasitic infections.

Complaints of fever, body aches and excessive fatigue (fatigue), joint and muscle aches (athralgia / myalgia), uncomfortable throat are common complaints in respiratory infections (common cold, flu, pharyngitis, laryngitis, etc. ) mainly due to viruses such as rhinovirus, adenovirus, RSV, influenza virus, parainfluenza, etc. including SARS-CoV-2 (the latest corona virus) which is now endemic.

Viral respiratory infections are self-limiting diseases, meaning they can heal on their own without specific treatment. Medications such as fever-reducing, cough-relieving, nasal loosening can be given to reduce the symptoms felt by the patient so that the patient can move comfortably. The body's immunity can be increased by:

Eat nutritious foods, especially those high in calories and protein
Meet the needs of vitamins and minerals according to the recommended daily nutritional adequacy rate
Get plenty of rest 7-8 hours per day
Regular exercise or physical activity at least 30 minutes / day, as much as 5 times a week
Do not smoke, do not consume alcohol or caffeine in large quantities
Drink enough water
Take supplements if necessary

If you have a history of the last 14 days of contact with a positive / suspected Covid-19 patient or are domiciled / traveling to an area with a local Covid-19 transmission (especially the red zone) and have a fever (> 38 degrees Celsius) + respiratory symptoms (coughing, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath), please contact the hotline 119 ext 9 or 112 or other hotline provided by the local government. If possible, you can visit a health facility for a check-up (note Covid-19 preventive measures if you leave the house or go to a health facility).

If your symptoms are mild, the best thing to do now is:

Rest at home
Self isolation
Physical distancing including with other family members (especially if there is a cough, sneezing)
Practice the correct cough ethic
Wear a mask, if it's wet, change it and throw it in the trash. If you wear a cloth mask, wash it with detergent and dry it again.
Cough using a tissue, then throw it in the trash and wash your hands
Cough using the inside of your arm

Diligent washing hands with running water + soap or alcohol-based hand washing
Apply clean and healthy behavior.

Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.

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