Symptoms Of Corona Virus
good night doc, I lately often cough, but not phlegm and not intense sometimes also sneeze “and there is mucus in my nose. I visited Surabaya last week to attend the wedding of my friend. I want to ask, do you think this is a common cold, right doc? What are the symptoms of virus castings?
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Basically a corona virus infection or COVID-19 disease has the main symptoms of fever and dry cough. Other symptoms that can also occur are body weakness, cough with phlegm, shortness of breath, muscle and joint pain, sore throat, headache. Symptoms such as runny nose and sneezing are very rare and even if it occurs usually only in young children. Until now there are also people who have a corona virus infection but do not have any symptoms.
Seeing the symptoms that you experience, the possibility of you experiencing COVID-19 is actually quite small. To be sure, COVID-19 examination must first be done. However, COVID-19 examination in Indonesia is still very limited, so the examination is only prioritized for people who do have clear contact with COVID-19 sufferers, as well as people who have clear symptoms leading to COVID-19. Because for now your symptoms have not yet led to it, an examination has not been recommended.
However, because you have symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection, you are still advised to do self-isolation at home:
You must not leave the house at all except for very urgent interests (for a doctor's examination)
You should sleep in your own room (don't sleep with other people) and minimize contact with other people in your home
Keep a safe distance with others in your home
Cover your mouth and nose with the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze
Wash your hands often and disinfect objects in your home, especially those you have just touched
Do not eat from 1 plate with others and do not use cutlery together
You should use a mask at all times (including when you are at home), you can take off the mask when you are alone in your room
Maintain your health by getting enough sleep and rest, eating and drinking enough, exercising enough, and not smoking
If you experience symptoms such as fever and shortness of breath too, call 119 ext 9 for further inspection.
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