Sore Throat And Cough, What Are The Symptoms Of COVID-19?
Hello Doc, from 2 days ago my throat hurts, not too much then from yesterday I coughed. But do not feel Fever. I am worried about the symptoms of convid19. I work outside the house, being a waitress at Resto so I often meet people. What should I do, Doc?
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Corona virus infection or what is called COVID-19 disease actually only gives mild symptoms to most people, only fever and dry cough. Shortness of breath can be found in people who are at high risk of having severe infections such as the elderly and people who have comorbidities. The presence or absence of this infection can only be confirmed by conducting a test for COVID-19 and cannot be ascertained only with mild cough symptoms.
Given the limitations of the test currently available, indeed not everyone can get this test, only people who have a high risk of contracting (for example people who have a history of traveling to a country with high disease rates, people who have contact with people who have recently traveled to countries with high disease rates, or people who have contact with people who are positive for COVID-19), and people who have symptoms that clearly point to COVID-19. Because it is currently uncertain whether your cough is a normal cough or COVID-19 infection, your recommendations are the same as those for all people who show signs of upper respiratory tract infection and / or fever: you must isolate yourself in home.
Here are some things you can do:
You can only stay at home, do not go to work for a while until all your symptoms are completely gone. You can only leave the house for very urgent circumstances.
You must sleep in your own room to prevent transmission to people in your home
You must maintain a safe distance from the people in your home (minimum 1.8-2 meters)
You must use a mask at all times, may be removed only when you are alone in your room
Wash your hands as often as possible (must be done by someone in your house as well)
Disinfect goods in your home as often as possible
Practice the correct cough etiquette (cover your nose and mouth with the inside of your elbow)
Don't eat from the same plate as your housemates, don't use cutlery together too
Enough sleep and rest, enough to eat and drink, enough to exercise, and do not smoke.
Continue to check your symptoms, buy a thermometer, if you have a high fever that lasts continuously or heavy breathing difficulties, immediately call 119 ext 9 to find out further examination flow.
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