Relationship Of Sore Throat With Corona Virus Infection
I have a sore throat today, do I have a corona virus …
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The complaint of sore throat that you feel is a common complaint that can be caused by various types of diseases. However, indeed, because Indonesia is currently in a Corona alert condition, complaints related to Corona must still be of concern to every patient and medical officer. If you currently feel a sore throat, then this does not mean you must be infected with Corona, but most likely this can be caused by strep throat, where strep throat can be accompanied by symptoms similar to Corona, such as fever, cough, flu, body feel tired or maybe the stomach is uncomfortable. If it is related to the Corona case, additional complaints in the form of tightness will be obtained, and a history of long trips, especially in risk areas that have been recorded nationally. Thus, if you currently only feel a sore throat, without coughing or other complaints, then strep throat can be the cause.
Meanwhile, with regard to the Corona case, some common symptoms and risk factors of concern are:
There are no other convincing clinical causes for pain complaints at this time
Direct contact with Corona positive patients or Patients under Corona supervision within the past 14 days
A history of traveling to an area that is at risk of transmitting the Corona virus both overseas and within the past 14 days
These issues are of concern in evaluating the Corono Covid-19 virus infection. So if some of the above and the risk factors above you meet, then you should immediately conduct an examination to the hospital. However, if there is only one complaint that you feel and there are no risk factors that you encounter, then it is most likely caused by another condition, both the possibility of strep throat, the presence of a foreign object in the throat, GERD / or abnormal stomach acid production and an increase in the esophagus , or due to measles or typhus infections.
However, with regard to current conditions, the recommendations given are, conduct an examination with your family doctor for an interview, physical examination and then get treatment and treatment according to the diagnosis. The next recommendation is to do recovery independently at home with self distancing or social distancing until your health condition is recovering and recovering or for the next 14 days. However, if in the period of 14 your complaints are increasing, especially accompanied by tightness, then you should immediately go to the hospital.
During this recovery period, several things you need to consider, such as:
Avoid sleeping late
Avoid physical fatigue
Avoid oily foods, avoid prepared foods, and avoid packaged foods and drinks
Inadequate healthy food and water
Use a mask to prevent transmission to other family members
Do self-distancing or social distancing until your condition improves
do a self-evaluation at this link
Thus the info we can convey.