How Do You Know The Difference Between A Regular Cough And A Co-19 Cough Symptom?
Alodok, if you only cough once in a while, does it include covid-19 symptoms? And what’s the difference with an ordinary cough? Thank you
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Coughing is the body's natural reaction as a defense system in removing foreign substances from the respiratory tract. Coughing that occurs only occasionally is still normal because coughing aims to move the phlegm so as to keep the airway moist. A cough that occurs continuously with the addition of other symptoms can be a sign of an illness or medical disorder.
Corona virus is a new virus that causes a disease called COVID-19. This virus can affect anyone, whether babies, children, adults, the elderly, pregnant women, and also breastfeeding. COVID-19 attacks the respiratory system. Corona virus outbreak (COVID-19) that is spreading in various countries has a big impact for the whole world. Various policies were made after the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic for its prevention
In order to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, of course we must understand the symptoms caused by COVID-19 and know the differences in symptoms of COVID-19 infection and the common cold. From various research sources, the conditions arising from COVID-19 infection are from asymptomatic (asymptomatic), mild symptoms, such as coughing cold colds, to severe symptoms that show symptoms of pneumonia and resulting in respiratory failure. These symptoms will be diagnosed with COVID-19 if you have a history of travel to an area affected by the corona virus or have been in contact with a positive person infected with the corona virus.
Basically, a cough caused by a virus will heal by itself against your strong immunity. To reduce the discomfort when you cough, you can make the following efforts:
Avoid vehicle fumes and dust that can irritate the airways
Drink plenty of warm water because the liquid will help thin the phlegm in the throat.
Avoid foods that have a sharp taste like too spicy or too sweet.
If you smoke, then stop smoking
Apply a healthy diet by increasing fiber and fruit consumption
When you feel symptoms of mild cough flu after traveling from an infected area, there is no need to go directly to the health service. Keep doing social distancing and resting at home. Take vitamins every day and wear a mask. By staying at home for 14 days, your body's immune system will strengthen itself, hoping the virus infection can heal by itself. If it appears congested and the cough is getting heavier, then contact the hospital number for COVID-19 Referral closest to your home.