Shortness Of Breath, Palpitations, Headaches And Difficulty Swallowing What Are The Symptoms Of Covid 19?
hello doc, I want to ask. 2 days ago my wife experienced shortness of breath and palpitations, and yesterday had chest pain when pulling nafa, experiencing headaches and coughs rarely and a sore throat such as difficulty swallowing. And today leg and hand joint pain (aches). my wife experienced high symptoms of covid19 symptoms. what should my wife and I do now. thank you
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COVID-19 has the main symptoms of fever (> 38 ° C), coughing, and shortness of breath. Other symptoms can also occur such as nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, headache, muscle and joint pain, watery eyes, and so on. To make a definitive diagnosis, including determining whether this is COVID-19 or not, a series of examinations must be carried out namely:
1. A directed medical interview to find out
- travel history to areas / countries affected by COVID-19
- contact history with patient confirmed COVID-19 (positive COVID-19)
- live / stay in the local area of transmission
2. Complete physical examination
3. Additional important checks such as:
- blood check
- Chest radiograph
- Chest CT scan
- PCR, and so on
But complaints that occur can also be caused by various other things such as disorders of the heart, bacterial infections, allergies, the presence of trauma, to certain psychological conditions such as stress, anxiety disorders, and panic attacks. Therefore it is very important to manage stress well.
For that, things that can be done at home include:
Eat healthy and nutritious foods, avoid high saturated fat content, and multiply fruits and vegetables
Consumption of water at least 8 glasses / day
Get enough rest
Manage stress well
Avoid sparking complaints
Limit excessive physical activity
Wash your hands regularly with running water and soap
Keep a minimum distance of 1m from other people
If the complaint subsides by doing the above you are advised to postpone seeing a doctor and stay home. This is useful to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
However, if the complaint is deemed permanent even though the above has been done as much as possible, or complaints are burdensome, or complaints to your wife are accompanied by a history that has been previously mentioned immediately to the doctor for further treatment.
So, hopefully useful. Stay healthy.