The Cause Of Coughing Up Phlegm Accompanied By Frequent Deep Breathing, What Are The Symptoms Of Corona Virus Infection?

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I have a cough. Initially a mild cough may be due to the cold, but during this week I coughed up more phlegm and often took a deep breath to breathe. When I read the symptoms of the Corona virus become parno. What to do..

1 Answer:

Hello Muflihanawati,

Symptoms of coronavirus infection are similar to other respiratory infections such as coughs in colds, flu, and rhinosinusitis that can occur due to other viral infections. Now a new type of coronavirus pandemic is occurring, which was first started in Wuhan city, which can cause respiratory tract disorders called Covid-19 (corona virus disease 2019). It is good to be alert and recognize the signs of Covid-19, ways of transmission and prevention, and when we should see a doctor and require further examination.

Covid-19 transmission is through the airway mucosa in direct contact with cough droplets or sneezing in patients with Covid-19 or touching items that have been contaminated with cough / sneezing droplets / sneezing in patients with Covid-19 and then touching the airway mucosa itself. Cough and sneezing droplets can hit anyone up to a distance of 2-3 meters.

Clinical symptoms experienced by people with Covid-19 are:

 Cough fever Shortness of breath Accompanying symptoms: runny nose, sore throat, excessive fatigue, diarrhea Clinical symptoms occur on average after 14 days of infection with the virus. In Covid-19, along with other coronavirus-related diseases such as SARS and MERS, severe abnormalities in the respiratory tract such as pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and systemic infections can lead to failure of other organs in the body, leading to death. Severe symptoms generally occur in elderly patients, patients with chronic / concomitant diseases and have a weak immune system.

Every patient who experiences these symptoms and has a history of traveling to an area with a covid-19 outbreak or contact with a sufferer / suspect with a covid-19 patient within the past 14 days, needs to report themselves and conduct an examination at a health facility / hospital. Health facilities by instructions from the Ministry of Health already have a diagnosis and treatment algorithm for patients suspected of Covid-19. Patients who are suspected of having history and clinical symptoms need quarantine and supporting examinations in the form of throat smears, blood samples and X-rays to help diagnose Covid-19.

Prevention of Covid-19 transmission is the same as prevention of other respiratory infections, namely:

 Wash your hands regularly with the correct hand washing steps (6 steps of the WHO hand wash) using running water and soap or using a hand rub containing alcohol Practice the correct ethics of coughing that is using the inside of the elbow or using tissue then throwing it into the trash and washing your hands or use a disposable mask that is used with the correct rules and discarded with the correct rules also Do not travel to crowded places when you are sick Do not travel to crowded places for a while that the risk of transmission is large, we do not know who is sick or not if in crowded places Wear a mask if necessary, for example working in a health facility, many friends who are coughing / colds Most airway disorders due to mild viral infections can heal / improve by themselves without special treatment. You can do independent treatment using over the counter medicines, adequate rest, consumption of nutritious foods and vitamin supplements if necessary. However, if there is no change after 2-3 days, there are worsening of symptoms, high fever, and especially if there is a history of traveling / contact with patients who are proven positive of co-19 should be examined directly in a health facility. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.

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