Despite the massive number of data on COVID-19, there are troublesome doubts about the virus, the most pressing of which is symptomatic.
It is sufficient to review the list of possible symptoms of the virus to make the person convinced that he has COVID-19 disease, because the symptoms are related to the respiratory system so it can apply equally with allergies or seasonal colds.
And if you recognize the above symptoms and are confused about their severity, there is one main way to determine that they relate to COVID-19 and not other diseases.
Speaking to Healthline, Ramzi Yaqoub, a doctorate in pharmacy and head of pharmacy at SingleCare Medical Center, explained: “There are many common cold, flu and COVID symptoms, and it may be difficult to distinguish between them.”
He continued, “They are all caused by viruses, however, one of the main differences between the three is one of the symptoms of the characteristic Corona virus is shortness of breath.”
According to Jacob, dyspnea is a common sign of COVID-19 that occurs before the development of pneumonia, according to the Russia website today.
He explained: “In general, the flu or cold do not cause shortness of breath unless you develop pneumonia, in which case you will also need to contact your health care provider.”
What should you do if you have shortness of breath?
The World Health Organization says it is imperative to seek immediate medical care if you have severe symptoms, such as shortness of breath.
People with mild symptoms, such as a new persistent cough, are advised to self-isolate for a period of seven days from the moment the symptoms appear, according to the British National Health Service.
There is currently no specific treatment for COVID-19, but you can often relieve symptoms at home until you recover.
If your temperature is high, it may help you reduce it:
Take a great rest
Drink plenty of fluids (water is best) to avoid dehydration, and you must drink enough to make the urine light yellow.
Take paracetamol or ibuprofen if you feel uncomfortable
– If you have a cough, it is best to avoid lying on your back, lying on your side or sitting upright.
“To help relieve a cough, try eating a teaspoon of honey, but do not give honey to children under 12 months of age,” says the Health Services Authority.
If this does not help, you can contact your pharmacist for advice about cough remedies.