Sore Throat, Tired Body And Low Lymphocyte Blood Check Results?
Sorry, I want to ask. I have had 4 days of sore throat, cough rarely, no flu, no fever and body feels tired. Can that be a symptom of the Covid-19 virus? Thank you🙏🏻
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Basically the main symptoms that can be found in COVID-19 disease are fever and dry cough. In high-risk people (elderly people and have comorbid diseases) can also be found severe symptoms such as shortness of breath. Symptoms such as flu / colds are actually very rarely found. People who experience COVID-19 can indeed experience a decrease in lymphocytes, but a decrease in lymphocytes can also be found in other viral infections as well (does not confirm the diagnosis of COVID-19). To find out whether a person is really infected with this virus or not, a special examination for COVID-19 must be done which cannot be done freely.
Because it is indeed difficult to get this test, until now this test is also still restricted in use (only given by people who are at high risk or have obvious symptoms). Because it is uncertain whether you have COVID-19 or not, you should do self-isolation at home to prevent transmission to people around you if you are infected with the corona virus.
Here are some things you need to do:
You must continue to be at home and may only go out for very urgent conditions (for example you want to do a doctor's examination because your symptoms are getting worse)
You must sleep in your own room (to prevent transmission to people in your home)
You have to use a mask at all times, it should only be removed when you are in the room alone
Wash your hands often, suggest that people in your home do the same
Keep a safe distance from the people in your home (minimum 1.8-2 meters)
Practice the correct cough etiquette (cover your nose and mouth with the inside of your elbow)
Avoid eating from the same plate, don't use cutlery together
Frequently disinfect items in your home
Get enough sleep, enough to eat, enough to exercise, and don't smoke
If you experience a high fever that lasts continuously or shortness of breath that is heavy, immediately contact 119 ext 9 to find out further examination flow.
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