Symptoms Of Covid-19
Good afternoon doctor, I want to ask. Two days ago I went to the hospital, 2 days and 1 night because I was waiting for my sister who was being treated and by chance the hospital was a hospital that had suspect corona virus. Yesterday after 1 day I returned home, I felt a little sore throat and dizziness. But a sore throat that isn’t too severe. I have no fever, cough or runny nose. I am afraid of covid-19 symptoms, although in the hospital I often wash my hands and use hand sanitizers but am afraid of being exposed through the treatment room or hospital environment. What do the doctors think? Thank you for your answer
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Corona virus or also called covid-19 is the same class of viruses as the viruses that cause SARS and MERS. Human-to-human transmission of the virus is most likely through sputum sparks when coughing or sneezing. Safe distance to avoid exposure to the droplet is more than 1 meter. When someone is exposed to the virus, the symptoms are almost the same as the symptoms of respiratory infections in general, namely coughing, colds, and fever of more than 38 degrees Celsius and in severe circumstances there can be complaints of shortness of breath due to pneumoni. If you have recently visited an area with a high level of corona virus exposure, you should do a few things:
- Be diligent about washing hands: this is one of the most effective ways to prevent corona virus transmission. Wash your hands using soap and running water for 30 seconds using 6 WHO steps to clean thoroughly. You can also use a handsanitizer with 60% alcohol content to effectively disinfect. Do not touch the face area if you have not cleaned your hands
- Use a mask: wear a mask every time you leave the house, if you use a surgical mask or surgical mask, the mask can only be used once. If you are using a cloth mask, use it for 4 hours, then wash it thoroughly.
- Increase body immunity: with good body immunity, the body will be able to fight the virus. Some ways to increase body immunity are: adequate rest, sufficient water needs. Drink vitamin C 3 times a day, eat nutritious foods such as vegetables and fruits, exercise in the room, avoid cigarettes and alcoholic drinks.
Another step to prevent the spread of the virus is not to travel to areas affected by the virus. If you go to an area with a high level of corona virus spread, then when you get home, hurry up and clean yourself by changing clothes and taking a shower before contact with a householder. If there are complaints, apply social distancing or self-isolation while you are improving your body's immunity, you can also take medication according to complaints that are felt and take the drug according to the instructions listed on the packaging or in accordance with the advice of a doctor. Avoid anxiety or stress, because it will affect your psychology, stay calm and if the complaint does not improve you can go to the doctor for further examination
In situations where the corona virus is spreading rapidly, if not accompanied by needs and urgency you should stay at home, or take care of yourself so as not to be exposed to the virus, if there are complaints such as sore throat that gets worse for more than 2 weeks, accompanied by fever more than 38 degrees Celsius, coughs, colds that do not heal until there is a feeling of tightness or difficulty breathing, even though you have tried to take medication, then you should check yourself to the doctor, for further examination.
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