The Characteristics Of Corona Virus Infection
So yesterday I just mourned the house of his father’s friend died of a stroke, I was there can be counted for a while more or less 15 minutes, I did not physically contact with anyone, I also wore a mask, after arriving at home I felt like someone was clumping in the throat so it was less comfortable when swallowing, but not painful. This morning I woke up, and my body temperature was a little hot, I also had a headache. Then during the day I feel pain in the nasal cavity, I thought I would get a nose but not. I also felt sore but not weak. Please help, doc, what should I do, thank you …
Hello Derra, thank you for the question.
Corona infection or known as COVID-19 has the main symptoms of fever more than 38 ° C, coughing, and shortness of breath. But in some conditions the symptoms that appear can be in the form of colds, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, headaches, muscle and joint pain, and so on. However, all the symptoms that occur are not typical for COVID-19 because other viral infections have very similar symptoms.
To direct a possibility to COVID-19, besides complaints, the existence of some history can be taken into consideration, namely:
Travel history to affected regions / countries in the past 14 days
History of contact with positive patients infected (patient confirmed)
Live and settle in the local transmission area
If you have one of the above points, and travel outside and meet people without keeping a distance, the possibility of infection can occur. But you do not worry, because to enforce it, of course, a thorough examination must be carried out starting from physical examination to support such as blood tests, chest X-ray, chest CT scan, swan throat test, and so on.
Some other conditions can also occur due to a collection of symptoms that you experience such as influenza, common cold, pharyngitis, irritation, allergies, and so on.
For that, what you can do right now:
Stay at home, avoid crowds unless there are urgent interests
Eat healthy and nutritious foods
Get enough sleep and rest
Avoid cigarettes and alcohol
Manage stress well
Use a mask
Keep your distance from other people around you
Wash your hands with soap and running water
Take paracetamol to ease your symptoms
If the complaint is still felt, burdensome, or you have a complaint accompanied by the history mentioned above then immediately consult a doctor for further treatment. Use a mask and avoid using local transportation when outside the home.
You can see how risky you are having COVID-19 here.
So, hopefully useful. Stay healthy.