Sore Throat And Phlegm Whether Corona Symptoms?

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Good morning doc, I want to ask if the sore throat and phlegm are symptoms of corona virus or other? The thing is, it’s been 2 days that I have a sore throat and sometimes cough. Thanks

1 Answer:

Hello Derin,

Thank you for the question.

Pain and phlegm in the throat accompanied by coughing can not only indicate that you have COVID-19. These complaints can also occur when you have other viral or bacterial infections (including other types of Corona virus, influenza, streptococcus, staphylococcus, corynebacterium, etc.), even other conditions besides infection, such as allergies, irritation, dry throat, bronchitis, laryngitis, pneumonia and so on.

Distinguishing COVID-19 or not only through clinical symptoms like this is certainly impossible. Considering COVID-19 itself can be very diverse in clinical symptoms, it can even be asymptomatic at all.

Therefore, if your complaint is mild, we advise you not to panic too much. Resolve your complaint first by:

 Limit your speech, let alone shouting excessively Drink more warm water, but don't be too sweet Eat regularly small portions but often, but avoid cold, spicy, and oily foods Avoid the habit of breathing through your mouth While still coughing, use a mask Diligent bathing (use warm water to make it feel more comfortable) and wash your hands with soap until clean Do not always do activities outside the home, except for urges Get enough sleep and exercise regularly Not always take any medication If in 3 days the complaint feels worse, if you feel tightness or high fever for more than 3 days, and if you feel you have had close contact with a COVID-19 sufferer, then you should be more vigilant and consult directly to a doctor, ENT doctor, or internist in order to be examined and treated further according to the cause of the disease. ..

I hope this helps.

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