Sore Throat, Coughing, And Fever, Are These The Hallmarks Of Corona?
Doc, my mother has been coughing for 2 days, has a sore throat, and has a fever? Do you think it’s Corona? Or stomach acid, or anything else doc?
Fever, sore throat, and cough can be caused by many factors, such as flu, tonsillopharyngitis, sinusitis, rhinitis, tuberculosis, pneumonia, and corona infection (COVID-19). It is difficult to ascertain the cause without conducting a direct examination.
As for the corona virus, it can cause several symptoms, including fever, shortness of breath, cough, runny nose, sore throat, chest pain, and headache. More suspected corona infection if there is a history of contact with patients who are corona positive, patients under surveillance, people in monitoring, or if there is a history of traveling to areas affected by corona. Your mother can try to find out the risk of contracting a corona infection by answering a number of questions here.
Examination to ensure corona is by history, physical examination, and supporting examination both with blood tests, throat swabs, and x-rays. Handling of corona infections is by isolation / quarantine and administration of drugs according to established procedures and adjusted to the patient's condition.
At this time your mother is advised to do the following tips:
Self-isolation at home for at least 14 days Consumption of fever-lowering drugs and cough medicines that are sold freely first Avoid alternating cutlery More drinking water Get plenty of rest , covered with tissue and discarded, or use a mask Do not expel phlegm carelessly Improve home ventilation Wash your hands more often with water and soap Avoid touching the face especially the mouth, nose, eyes area Use a mask when meeting other people (still recommended to stay at home for 14 days ) If the fever occurs more than 3 days or the cough and sore throat are heavy and accompanied by shortness of breath, then your mother can see a doctor directly to be ascertained and given further treatment. If there is a history of contact with corona patients, your mother can contact the corona service hotline.
Hope it helps you,