Sore Throat, Coughing And Chest Pain?
I am at the age of 20 years, for 1 week I cough dry and when I wake up, my throat hurts, itching and it is hard to swallow anything, and I always have a thirst. Then now my chest hurts. Are those symptoms of corona? Or just an ordinary cough?
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COVID-19 disease caused by corona virus infection has the main symptoms of fever and dry cough. Shortness of breath is a symptom that can also be found in this disease but more commonly occurs in severe infections, generally found in people who are elderly and have comorbid diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, COPD, cancer, and so forth.
Until now, you will be suspected of being infected with the corona virus if you have clear exposure to this virus, for example you have a history of traveling to an infected country within the past 14 days, you have contact with people who have recently traveled to an infected country, or people who have has tested positive for COVID-19. If you have a clear history of exposure, then you should immediately call 119 ext 9 to find out more about COVID-19 flowchart.
If you do not have a clear exposure, you are still encouraged to do self-isolation at home to prevent transmission of your disease to people around you and prevent yourself from contracting the corona virus. The following are some things you can do:
Do not leave the house except for really urgent needs, you should also not come to work or go to school when you are experiencing symptoms of respiratory tract infections
Avoid going to crowded places if you are forced to go outside the home, do not go to crowded places or use public transportation, avoid contact with others such as shaking hands, and keep a safe distance with others at least 1.8-2 meters
Always use a mask when you are forced to leave the house or when you are at home if there are other people who live with you. You can take off the mask when you are alone in the room
Wash your hands with soap often. Wash for at least 20 seconds. Suggest your householders do the same.
Don't eat from the same plate as your housemates and don't use cutlery together
Avoid smoking and exposure to cigarette smoke
If you feel your symptoms are getting worse, you have a fever of more than 38 degrees Celsius, you experience increasingly severe tightness, call 119 ext 9 to find out further examination flow.
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