The Possibility Of Corona Virus If You Have A Cough And Nasal Congestion

Assalamuallaiqum doc, I am evan from lembang bandung barat .. more than 1 month I have never been out of the house or in contact with other people except my wife … Well, due to the covid-19 virus, I was more worried, lately I like to cough / sneezing but rarely … and a fever, no sore throat or not, but sometimes my nose is blocked like that so I was was .. is that part of the symptoms of covid-19 or just a normal cold huh doc? Because here, if the test continues … please advise me the doc because I have difficulty distinguishing covid19, influenza and the common cold … Thank you in advance doc.

1 Answer:

Hello Evan, Thank you for the question.

The occasional symptoms of coughing and sneezing may not be caused by corona virus infection but can be caused by allergic rhinitis, flu, or colds. A person is suspected of having a corona virus infection if they have a history of traveling to another country that has a corona virus case or a history of contact with another person who is suspected or has been confirmed to have a corona virus infection in the last 14 days. Symptoms that appear in the corona virus infection resemble the symptoms of the common cold but usually the symptoms that appear in the form of shortness of breath, coughing, and fever.

Please try the following recommendations first:

 avoid exposure to cigarette smoke, dust, and other air pollution avoid smoking habits avoid exposure to cold air as much as possible keep your home and bedroom clean regularly multiply break multiply consumption of nutritious foods and consumption of water you are also encouraged to do some of the following suggestions to prevent corona virus infection:

 always wash hands regularly with soap and clean water or with a hand sanitizer do not touch the nose, mouth, eyes before washing hands limit interaction with others do not leave the house unless it is very urgent to stay away from the crowd away from people who are coughing and colds applying cough ethics and a good sneeze that is covering the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing with a tissue which is then thrown in the trash or with the inside of the arm For now you do not need to see a doctor and just do the above recommendations. You are advised to check yourself if you have symptoms of cough, runny nose, or sore throat continuously and do not stop more than 2 weeks, or if the symptoms are accompanied by high fever. If anyone has symptoms of cough, high fever (38 C or more) and shortness of breath, then you should immediately visit the nearest hospital emergency room.

I hope this helps.

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