The Throat Feels Uncomfortable Whether Corona Virus?
good afternoon .. thank you before if the doctor wants to see my complaint. Well, right now it’s a corona outbreak. This morning when I woke up my throat began to feel unwell. I could get this symptom if I wanted to catch a cold, but I was worried, afraid that this flu symptom would lead to a serious one, namely v. corona. what is the doctor’s response and how do I know this is a common sore throat? thank you very much
Hello Gloria, thank you for the question.
The spread of the latest coronavirus that is happening right now, certainly makes anxiety and worry. That is natural, as long as it does not continue to be excessive panic. The latest Coronavirus that first spread in Wuhan, China, is now known by the official name SARS-CoV-2. The name is based on WHO's decision. The acute respiratory infection it causes is called COVID-19. Symptoms are similar to acute respiratory infections caused by infection with other respiratory viruses. Certainty of coronavirus infection is only obtained after examination of samples in the laboratory. Samples can be a smear of phlegm or phlegm.
Based on information from WHO and the United States CDC, the main symptoms of people with COVID-19 are:
Fever above 38C is continuous. Some countries state that patients are suspected of being infected with coronavirus if high fever continues even with taking medication, for at least 2 days. Dry cough. Shortness of breath (in severe cases that progresses to pneumonia). Other symptoms such as sore throat, joint and bone pain, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, headache / dizziness, can occur but are not typical of suspected coronaviruses. Things you can do right now are:
Wear the mask all the time until it is completely healed. Wash your hands frequently and in the right way. Avoid holding hands when you don't need to. Get enough rest. Drink 2 L water per day. Increase consumption of vegetables and fruit. You can try to drink a fever, as long as you don't have a drug allergy. If after 2 days you still have a high fever and cough, as well as other symptoms of worsening, call 119 extensio 9, you will be connected to the special line of the Ministry of Health. The clerk will explain the actions you can take. As much as possible avoid visiting the hospital before calling 119. This is to prevent exchanges at the hospital. Whenever you have to go to the hospital, wear a mask.