Is There A Risk Of Contracting Corona Virus When Experiencing Shortness Of Breath, Coughing And Fever?

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Hello my doctor Wiby Wahyu Anggraini It has been almost 1 week today that I am experiencing shortness of breath and a mild cough and a body that is starting to freak out, added with a fever.

Originally posted 2020-04-14 10:01:19.

1 Answer:

Good evening, Wiby, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. One that makes the corona virus dangerous is the difficulty of this virus to be detected. This causes us to not know who is being affected and the handling can be too late. That is the reason why various countries that have so far been considered successful in handling corona infections, must have good detection measures. Because the sooner it is detected, the sooner this condition is handled and monitored, and fatal conditions can be avoided.


Regarding your question, one of the reasons this virus is difficult to detect is because the symptoms are not specific, similar to a number of other diseases and may even cause no symptoms at all. Therefore, complaints that you experience with shortness of breath, coughing, and feeling unwell can not be ascertained whether it is due to corona infection or because of other things. Your condition can only be ascertained by conducting a supplementary examination in the form of a swab test.


However, because it is not easy to get this examination, we suggest the first step you can take is to see a general practitioner or a pulmonary doctor first. Your doctor will do a history, physical examination and support to find out trends and determine the best treatment. Meanwhile, keep your body's endurance with adequate rest, manage stress well, don't leave the house except for important matters, routinely wash hands, consume fruits and vegetables, sufficient fluid needs, and avoid cigarette smoke. So, hopefully answering your question.

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