Looks similar, find out the different symptoms Corona Virus with ordinary Flu

cungkring.com: Lately, the community is covered in concern due to the Corona virus outbreak. The reason, the infection that attacks the respiratory system has symptoms similar to the common cold, but can be fatal. So, what distinguishes the ordinary flu with a Corona or COVID-19 viral infection?

Neither the ordinary flu nor the COVID-19 are equally caused by viruses that attack the human respiratory tract. However, these two viruses come from different groups and have different characteristics.

Flu-causing viruses come from rhinoviruses. This Virus spreads from human to human and most often attacks children or adolescents. Rhinovirus infections can occur throughout the year, but most often in the rainy season. The COVID-19 is a virus from the coronavirus.

Differences in common Flu symptoms and Corona Virus infections
The following are differences in the symptoms of ordinary flu with the symptoms of the Corona virus infection or COVID-19:

Ordinary Flu
The common Flu occurs when a rhinovirus attacks the respiratory tract. Generally, complaints that arise come from the nose and throat (upper respiratory tract). The symptoms are as follows:

Stuffy and watery nose
Sore throat
Mild headache
Fever (RARE)
These symptoms usually occur 1 – 3 days after exposure to viruses from other people who are sick.

Just like Rhinovirus, Corona viruses also infect the respiratory tract. Therefore, people who suffer from COVID-19 may experience symptoms similar to the flu. Even so, Corona's now-enlarger virus is more often causing complaints on the lower respiratory tract. Corona viruses can attack anyone, including pregnant or nursing mothers as well as infants and children.

There are 3 main symptoms that can appear on the COVID-19, namely:

High fever
Shortness of breath
Patients may also experience muscle aches, headaches, sore throat, colds, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. However, these symptoms are rare and not typical in COVID-19 patients.

In severe cases, the infection of the Corona virus can lead to serious complications, such as acute respiratory distress syndrome, severe pneumonia (lung infections), pulmonary edema, and the failure of functions of the body's organs, such as the kidneys.

When you feel the symptoms or have just traveled to the countries infected with Corona virus, you can detect whether you are at risk of getting into the Corona virus by clicking the image below.

Treatment of Flu and the Corona Virus infection
The treatment or vaccine for flu infections and the Corona or COVID-19 virus infections cannot be confused, as these two diseases are very different. Here is a description of the flu treatment and Corona virus infection:

Ordinary Flu
The Flu can generally heal itself within 4 – 9 days. The stronger the body endurance, the faster the flu cured. Therefore, the doctor will advise the flu sufferer for a lot of rest, eat nutritious food, and drink enough water.

While to relieve flu symptoms, doctors will usually provide:

Chlorpheniramine and pseudoephedrine
Flu medication with this combination can be consumed to relieve nasal congestion and watery complaints. Chlorpheniramine works by inhibiting histamine compounds that cause swelling of the nasal vessels, while pseudoephedrine will shrink blood vessels widened by histamine.
Paracetamol and ibuprofen
Both of these drugs you can use to overcome the symptoms of flu accompanied by mild fever. Both paracetamol and ibuprofen are available in a variety of brands, and are very easy to find in pharmacies or drugstores.
Combination of paracetamol, chlorpheniramine, Pseudoepherine, and Guaifenesin
If you experience flu with fever, cough with phlegm, and cold, you can take flu medication with a combination of paracetamol, chlorpheniramine, pseudoephedrine, and guaifenesin to relieve these symptoms.
To date, no drug or vaccine is found capable of treating or preventing the infection of the Corona virus or the COVID-19. However, COVID-19 symptoms that are like ordinary flu can be alleviated with flu medication.

Unlike the cases of COVID-19 that are severe symptoms, treatment is aimed at maintaining the condition of the patient and overcoming the complications that arise so as not to be fatal.

Although no vaccine is found that can prevent the Corona virus infection, you can minimize the risk of getting this infection by:

Wash your hands with water and soap for at least 20 seconds.
Use a mask every day outdoors or in public areas.
Increase drinking water.
Adequate rest.
Does not touch the eyes, nose, and mouth with dirty hands.
Avoid contact with people who are coughing and fever.
Corona virus infections can cause mild to severe and life-threatening symptoms. Mild COVID-19 symptoms can be similar to the usual flu symptoms. Therefore, you need to be more observant to recognize the difference, based on the explanation above.

If you are experiencing flu symptoms, especially those that do not heal more than 1 week and accompanied by high fever, immediately consult your doctor to confirm the cause.

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