Is A Cough Accompanied By An Itchy Throat A Symptom Of Corona?
Doc, is a cough accompanied by an itchy throat, without fever and shortness of breath including symptoms of being infected with Corona Virus?
Corona virus is a virus that causes infection known as COVID-19 which is now determined as a Global Pandemic because almost all countries in the world are affected by this corona virus infection. Corona virus has a period of time since the entry of the virus to cause symptoms or also called the incubation period of 2 to 14 days.
Symptoms caused by COVID-19 are symptoms such as mild flu, namely fever, cough, runny nose, to severe symptoms such as pneumonia, namely coughing, fever accompanied by tightness. This virus can affect anyone, both children, pregnant women, nursing mothers, adults, and the elderly. During the incubation period, people who have been infected do not have any symptoms. So it will be difficult for the person to know whether he has been infected or not.
For the diagnosis of COVID-19, there are groupings of patients with suspected COVID-19, namely suspect (Person in Monitoring) and suspect (Patient in Monitoring), which are distinguished based on:
Symptoms of fever and / or respiratory problems (coughing, spasms, sore throat, runny nose); A history of traveling to an infected country or area with local transmission for the past 14 days before symptoms appear; A history of contact with someone who is positive or strongly suspected of being infected with COVID-19 in the last 14 days before symptoms appear. suspect is a person who has mild symptoms, which is one between fever or respiratory problems, plus close contact with a positive patient COVID-19 or a history of traveling. Then the suspect is a person who has appeared increasingly severe symptoms that is so that the need for hospital treatment plus close contact with positive patients with COVID-19 or a history of traveling.
The symptoms you are experiencing now are a cough accompanied by an itchy throat, without fever and shortness of breath. Means that these symptoms include mild symptoms. But it needs to be confirmed in advance, have you ever been in contact with someone who is strongly suspected or COVID-19 positive? Have you ever traveled to an infected country or area with local transmission for the past 14 days? Local transmission areas are cities or regions in Indonesia where the cases that occur are not only due to being transmitted from other countries, but from among residents in it. Local transmission areas in Indonesia are DKI Jakarta, Kab. Tangerang, Kota Tangerang, Kab. Bekasi, Kota Bekasi, Depok, Solo, Malang and Surabaya.
If you have not previously traveled to the local transmission area or now do not settle in that local transmission area, then the symptoms that you may feel are common cold or the common cold. If you previously have a history of traveling to the city with a local transmission, then you must be vigilant, the corona virus could have infected you. You must check the state of your health. Immediately come to the hospital Referral for further examination and examination of the throat swab according to doctor's orders
Meanwhile, to reduce the symptoms of cough and not feeling well, you can do the following tips:
Eat lozenges or menthol-containing candy to soothe the throat; Consumption of multivitamins that contain vitamin C to increase endurance; Keep the room temperature warm and humid; If needed, you can take a cough reliever that is sold freely at the pharmacy. I hope this helps