Sore Throat, Colds And Coughs Are These Symptoms Of Covid-19?
Hello doc, I want to ask. I experienced a sore throat, a cold with a small intensity, accompanied by a cough but the cough lasted at night and morning only. I have experienced this since Tuesday, but before Tuesday I have experienced signs of wanting to get sick such as fever, normal body temperature is 36.2. the beginning because of the city where I study again in the rainy season, usually during this rainy season I often experience pain as I explained above. then on Friday I went home to my parents’ house outside the city by plane. but when I travel I always wash my hands using a hand sanitizer and wearing a mask. according to the doctor what about my condition with this condition? thank you
Hello Farah Nadia,
Thank you for the question.
The recent outbreaks of covid-19 disease caused by coronavirus infections are increasing and making you more worried, but you shouldn't panic. The most common symptoms of this disease are fever (body temperature above 37.5 degrees Celsius), coughing colds, sore throat, and shortness of breath in advanced cases. However, if you experience the above symptoms, it is not certain that you will suffer from this disease, because there are so many other conditions that can cause these symptoms, such as:
Common cold. Influenza. Sore throat. Tonsillitis. Inflammation of the vocal cords. In addition, in co-19, there must be a history of traveling or contact with people who have traveled to foreign or domestic areas affected with this disease, as well as direct contact with people who are positive in co-19 in the last 14 days. And in general, the above diseases, including covid-19, are caused by a viral infection that can heal on its own for a period of 1 week without the need for special treatment. In the meantime you can continue a healthy lifestyle, ensuring adequate nutrition of healthy nutritious foods and water of at least 2 liters per day.
However, if your condition worsens in one week, accompanied by high fever and shortness of breath, contact your doctor immediately.
Here are the things you can do to prevent covid-19 transmission:
Wash your hands regularly and correctly with water and soap or sanitizer. Avoid touching the face with your hands. Doing a good and right coughing and sneezing ethic. 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 by staying at home for 14 days. Maintaining immunity, can by taking immune supplements. Hopefully this information can help and hopefully get well soon.