Coronavirus continues to grab the cover of all news worldwide. Every day the number of infected, recovered and deceased continues to increase. In this tough battle, there are already more than 20 million who have tested positive in the world. However, many people do not know what the symptoms of Covid-19 are.
The World Health Organization says the most common symptoms are fever, dry cough and tiredness. Among the list of less common symptoms we find aches and pains, nasal congestion, headache, conjunctivitis, sore throat, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell and rashes or color changes in the fingers or toes.
WHO ensures that these symptoms begin to appear gradually and are usually mild. In fact, some of the infected people have only very mild symptoms and nearly 80% of patients recover from the disease without the need for hospital treatment.
According to official data, 1 in 5 people who hire Covid-19 end up presenting a serious picture. It’s these people who have shortness of breath. Among these people who seem more likely to struggle with coronavirus, we find older people with previous medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart or lung problems, diabetes or cancer more likely to have severe check-ups.
What is clear is that anyone can contract the Covid-19 and fall seriously ill. WHO confirms this: Coronavirus does not differentiate people, it does not matter that it is young than older, woman than man…
What should I do if I have symptoms of Covid-19?
If you have mild symptoms, such as coughs or mild fevers, you generally don’t need to seek medical attention. WHO advises staying at home, isolating and monitoring symptoms, following national guidance on self-isolation.
If things are more serious, feel free to go to the health center and seek medical help. When going to the health center, wear a mask if possible, keep at least a meter away from others and do not touch the surfaces with your hands. If the sick person is a child, help him follow this counsel.
Seek immediate medical attention if you have shortness of breath or feel chest pain or pressure. If possible, call your health care provider in advance so you can direct them to the right health center.
To prevent the spread of the Covid-19, Google recommends:
- Wash your hands often. Use soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Keep a safe distance with people who cough or sneeze.
- Wear a mask when it is not possible to maintain physical estrangement.
- Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
- When you cough or sneeze, cover your nose and mouth with your elbow bent or with a handkerchief.
- If you’re not feeling well, stay home.
- If you have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, seek medical attention.
Masks can help prevent people who wear them from spreading the virus and spreading it to others. However, they do not protect against COVID-19 on their own, but must be combined with physical estrangement and hand hygiene. Follow the recommendations of public health agencies in your area.