How To Distinguish Ordinary Fever From Fever Due To Symptoms Of COVID-19
I have a fever. Doc, how do you distinguish ordinary fever from fever from covid 19?
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Fever is a condition where body temperature rises ie more than 380C. Fever is not a diagnosis, but a symptom of an illness. So with a fever, it indicates an infection in the body. When there are microorganisms such as viruses or bacteria that enter a person's body, the immune system will fight them so that they do not actually cause infection. The reaction from resistance is what gives rise to fever in the body.
Fever caused by a virus in general will heal by itself. If someone has a fever, it must be ascertained whether there are other symptoms that accompany, because a lot of diseases that start with a fever, including COVID-19. In order to distinguish between symptoms of fever due to COVID-19 or ordinary fever due to other diseases, it is necessary to look for other symptoms. In COVID-19 caused by the corona virus, the symptoms caused are fever accompanied by cough, runny nose, even congestion and there is a history of traveling from an infected country or local transmission area / city which increases a person's risk of contracting.
If your fever gets worse and doesn't subside for more than 3 days, then you have a history of traveling from an infected country or local transmission area / city, it's a good idea to see your doctor for further examination. There is also the possibility that you will have supporting tests to determine whether you are positive for COVID-19 or not.
In the current corona season, what we can do with all our might is good prevention. Namely by carrying out a healthy lifestyle, drinking 8 glasses of water per day, drinking a multivitamin to increase endurance, eating nutritious food, multiply vegetables and fruit, if possible stay home, do not have to go anywhere and do social distancing so prevent transmission of corona virus infection. In order to find out your risk for corona virus infection, please check corona risk here.
I hope this helps