Experts say that if you have a fever and cough it does not necessarily mean that you are infected with the Corona virus, according to a report by the “New York Post”.
Symptoms of the virus, including fever, cough, and runny nose, are similar to the symptoms of a common cold or flu.
If you suffer from these symptoms but feel that you can manage them with over-the-counter medicines, you should do so instead of going to hospital.
“If you feel healthy enough and had it not been for the fear of Corona, you wouldn’t have wanted to go to the doctor, then don’t go,” Lauren Sauer, an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins University of Medicine, told the Washington Post.
If the symptoms are more severe – fever that does not go away, severe shortness of breath and lethargy – then it is time to call your doctor.
Health experts fear that fears will cause people to go to the hospital due to a mild flu, which will put pressure on emergency rooms, and that going to the hospital may be the cause of infection.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also suggests seeking medical help only if you develop symptoms, if you have been in contact with someone who has an illness or have traveled to an area where the disease is spreading or where you lived.
The report says that the elderly and those who suffer from underlying health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or chronic lung diseases are more likely to develop acute diseases. If you fall into these categories and feel ill, you should seek medical care.
According to the report, if you or someone with severe shortness of breath does not respond, appears blue or has low blood pressure, then you should call 911.
Experts say it is not necessary to wear a face mask if you are not sick. Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of the virus to help prevent the disease from spreading to others, according to the site’s report.