Is Fever And Cough Infected With Corona?
Good evening Doc. I want to ask. I have complaints of throat itching and a little cough since 5 days ago. Cough is not severe, just a little. Itching of the throat is also not so severe, but it still feels uncomfortable in the throat. Then, I felt I had a fever since yesterday morning after a night of insomnia. I feel the fever is not so high because I can still move as usual. I have taken Pacetamol 3 times, one tablet every time, but I feel my body temperature is still not so normal, I still have a slight fever. I also occasionally sneeze and runny nose a little. Previously, I had left the house (around Bireuen) several times because there was a need. My current domicile is in Bireuen, Aceh. In addition, 10 days ago I was in contact with my friend who had just returned home from Nepal. He showed no symptoms of covid-19 infection. However, I still feel worried. Doctor, are these symptoms of covid-19? What should I do? Thank you in advance.
Hello Zahrani, thank you for asking to HealthReplies.com.
Let me introduce myself that Dr. Rio will answer your question.
Based on your complaint, there are several diseases that might occur to you. Some of these diseases are:
Common cold Influenza Pharyngitis Tonsillitis, etc. The above disease has signs and symptoms like you experience. Symptoms caused by covid infection 19 are indeed like the symptoms of the common cold. But that does not mean at this time if complaints such as coughing, shortness, and fever arise are corona virus infections. At this time everyone would panic about the disease. But you do not need to panic, and still have to be vigilant. At the moment you can check whether you are at risk for covid infection 19 or not, although this is not a definitive examination, it can help to assess whether you are at risk or not by clicking the following link.
If you do not have a history of contact with covid patients 19, do not have a history of traveling from the affected place, a young age, and do not have a history of severe illness before, you should rest at home for at least 14 days to ascertain complaints that occur to you whether leads to covid infection 19 or not, and if it turns out to be infected at least can reduce the risk of wider transmission. To be sure it must go through supporting examinations, but if there is no indication, with a rest at home for 14 days is enough.
If the complaint gets worse then you should check with your nearest doctor for further examination. Right now what you should do is:
Use a mask when you have a cold cough. Washing hands with soap before and after touching / doing activities. Avoid contact with sick people. Apply social distancing / self quarantine. Avoid traveling to crowded places. Enough rest. Maintain a healthy and nutritious diet, especially fruits and vegetables. Drink plenty of water. Routine exercise. Consumption of vitamins to increase endurance. If complaints continue, consult a doctor immediately. That's all the answers I can give. Thank you :)