What Are The Differences Between The Common Cold And Corona?

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In the doc, permission to ask. I have been coughing for 2 days, I can’t catch my breath, I have a scratchy throat, but I don’t have a fever. Thank you in advance

1 Answer:

Hello Tia, Thank you for the question.

Corona virus infection does have symptoms similar to ordinary flu but usually the common symptoms experienced by sufferers are shortness of breath, fever, and cough. Symptoms can appear 2-14 days after exposure to this virus. This virus can be transmitted through coughing and sneezing from patients, touching the nose, mouth, eyes after touching objects contaminated with the virus, or contact with patients. In the midst of this corona virus outbreak, it's only natural that you worry about being infected by the corona virus. However, not all cough and cold symptoms are caused by corona virus infection. Someone will be suspected of having a corona virus infection if in the last 14 days traveling to another country with a corona virus case or have a history of interaction / contact with a person suspected or confirmed with corona virus infection. If you don't have this history, then you are less likely to get a corona virus. But you are still advised to take preventative steps by regularly washing your hands with soap and water or with a hand sanitizer, not touching your face before washing your hands, avoiding people who are coughing and colds, not traveling outside the house unless urgent, away from the crowd, always closing your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, and always maintain the cleanliness of objects and the environment.

Cough and cold symptoms can be caused by a variety of other health conditions such as colds, colds (rhinovirus infections that attack the respiratory tract, which are milder than flu), or bronchitis. If your symptoms are relatively mild, you can do independent handling first at home. Some independent handling and recommendations that you can do are:

 get enough rest for 7-9 hours every day multiply consumption of water and nutritious food consume lemon water mixed with honey to help relieve cough avoid exposure to dust and other air pollution limit contact with others avoid throwing out phlegm carelessly If symptoms do not improve for more than 2 weeks, or if accompanied by constant high fever and shortness of breath, you should immediately check with the nearest general practitioner so that the doctor can examine you and if necessary do other tests such as blood tests, sputum examination, and X-rays to determine the cause to determine treatment appropriate. However, if the symptoms that appear are heavy breathing difficulties, please immediately visit the emergency room of the nearest hospital so that it can be treated immediately.

I hope this helps.

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