Sore Throat?

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, I want to ask .. Some days I have a sore throat but not coughing? Then sometimes my body feels hot. Is it corona virus?

1 Answer:

Hello Elisabet,

Thank you for the question.

Covid-19 is a disease caused by the corona virus, which is usually characterized by respiratory symptoms such as a sore throat, cough, runny nose, which is accompanied by fever (body temperature above 37.5 degrees Celsius), and shortness of breath due to infection lungs that resemble pneumonia. This disease has symptoms that are very similar to the common cold cough or cold colds and influenza, besides that a sore throat can also be caused by inflammation of the throat. These diseases are both caused by viruses (but different viruses), and usually can heal by themselves within 1 week without any special treatment.

If you have symptoms of fever, cold, cough and shortness of breath, and you have a history of traveling or contact with people who have traveled abroad or areas in the country infected with Covid-19, and direct contact with people who are positive Covid-19 in Last 14 days, you should contact the Ministry of Health Republic of Indonesia line number 119 extension 9 or visit covid-19 referral hospital in your area. The doctor will conduct a history of complaints, physical examinations, and supporting examinations if needed, and based on the doctor's conclusions and severity of symptoms, the doctor will suggest actions that are appropriate to your condition.

If there are no signs of worsening the disease, the doctor will provide treatment according to your condition and advise you to rest and quarantine yourself for 14 days and do tips for preventing covid-19 disease transmission, such as:

 Wash your hands regularly and correctly with water and soap or sanitizer. Clean the furniture that is often used and the environment. Avoid going out and going to crowded places. Avoid direct contact with others or social distancing. Maintaining immunity, can by taking immune supplements. Drink at least 2 liters of water per day. Hopefully this information can help and hopefully get well soon.


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