4 days ago my throat felt itchy and coughed, phlegm / phlegm, but did not continue, while normal appetite, the body also felt normal / not painful ,. My question is, because this is currently on the 19th plague, is it a common cold or is it related to covid 19 symptoms?
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Pandemic COVID-19 disease by the New Variant corona virus (SARS-COV-2) raises various concerns for the community. Symptoms that look similar to the symptoms of the common cold, in some groups of people can trigger respiratory problems that lead to respiratory failure and death. But for those who have good immunity, the virus will disappear on its own with or without symptoms.
Until now, symptoms that are often complained of in patients with corona virus infection / COVID-19 include:
Fever> 38 ° C
Dry cough or phlegm
Pain in muscles and joints
The body feels achy
Out of breath
Regarding your complaint, we cannot know for certain whether these symptoms are symptoms due to a common viral infection, COVID-19 virus infection or caused by other causes such as irritation or allergies. Required various other information related to the symptoms and history of the disease or the trip you did before. Do you have a tendency to be allergic, irritated to a certain substance / substance, or have traveled or lived around an area that has a positive corona infection rate.
To confirm whether it is caused by the COVID-19 virus, a series of tests is needed starting from the rapid test, blood laboratory and swab examination using the PCR method.
In someone who has good immunity, the symptoms of COVID-19 virus infection tend to be mild or even have no symptoms at all. Viral infections are self limiting diseases which means they can heal on their own depending on a person's immunity. So you do not need to worry if you are suspected of experiencing symptoms that are similar to the symptoms of COVID-19 virus infection. Enough to do independent isolation at home, do physical distancing / keep a distance from others, consume nutritious food or vitamin supplements to improve endurance. Increase the consumption of water, avoid stress / anxiety, often do hand washing with soap and alcohol-based hand sanitizers of at least 70%.
Thus the information we can convey, hopefully helps