High temperature, body ache, cough, shivering, all these are the most common symptoms of fever and the common cold. Flu, seasonal allergic, are common in most of the people. But, this time it may become a little bit difficult. A simple cough these days may cause mental pressure because of the terrible coronavirus or COVID-19. In most of the cases, it is difficult to separate the symptoms of coronavirus and common flu. Here is some information that may help you better understand the symptoms, signs of coronavirus for better treatment.
Some valid information about Coronavirus or COVID- 19
COVID-19 or Novel Coronavirus is a new strain of the coronavirus family that has never been seen in humans, which can spread so rapidly. Four other strains of coronavirus are prevalent and curable. This is why no one is much worried about it. Usually, people feel common cold, cough in other coronaviruses.
However, in some cases, the symptoms of the other viruses are as similar as COVID-19, but the only difference that they are curable and the Novel corona is incorrigible. For instance, the risk factor of the COVID-19 is very high for old people, and those who have heart diseases, lung diseases, diabetes, and low immunity power. Now, there is no vaccination for the COVID-19. This is the main reason why it has become a pandemic.
Symptoms of Coronavirus/ COVID-19 can include:
- High fever and/or chills
- Dry cough
- Shortness of breath or having difficulties in breathing
- Body ache and joint pain
- Sore throat
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Let’s see the symptoms of the common flu –
One of the most common eye condition during flue or related to cold and conjunctivitis is pink eyes. This type of irritating condition may appear suddenly without any warning. Various reasons can be there behind this symptom, such as smoke or chemical exposure, bacteria attach to the eyes, viral infection, etc. The change of these reasons enhances when someone has caught sold.
Take is for example, why babies get pink eyes more than adults. Infants wipe their runny nose with their hands. After that, they start rubbing their eyes with the same hands. These behaviors of the babies spread viruses from nose to eyes. This is why, most of the time, they get the common cold and pink eyes simultaneously. Well, do not jumble up the symptoms with the COVID-19 symptoms. This virus probably does not infect your eyes.
Burning and etching
There is a more difficult situation than pink eyes, i.e., burning and itching eyes. The whole body becomes vulnerable when someone is getting cold. As a result, you may experience dry eyes, and the itching and the burning effect comes out for this reason. You have to remember that cold pushes the body to its extreme. Some experienced too much mucus production that leads to discharge. Also, some people do not produce enough.
One of the very common symptoms of the common cold is a constant headache. The brain feels fatigued whenever things are congested. As a result, they feel an extreme headache. At the time of the headache, your eyes may become too much sensitive than usual to the light. You cannot do too much in this situation that stays away from light for some days. To make the situation light, you must play the role of a vampire. You must reduce the time to spend in front of digital devices, such as mobile phones, laptops, and computers because they enhance the sensitiveness of your eyes. Also, concentrating on small screens and small fonts like books have the potential to cause strain on eyes, tiredness, and even dizziness.
As we have already said that do not puzzle any other flu or their symptoms with COVID-19. The worst part is they have no prior symptoms. When it comes, the patient probably hits the last stage. Therefore, before preventing it we need to know the process of transmission.
Transmission of COVID-19
Like any other type of virus, flue COVID-19 spread person to person contact. Tiny droplets that contain viruses can pass one to another by touching, coughing, sneezing, etc. when the droplet of an infected person comes to the contact of others, it starts to spread. Generally, the virus spread through the mouth and nose through sneezing and coughing. The coronavirus can also live a long time on any inanimate surface, according to WHO. The survival time of the droplet on nature is undefined until now. They also said that the virus can spread without direct touch within 6 ft. Therefore, people these days must obey social distancing and must stand at least 6 ft. Away from one another. According to WHO (World Health Organization), the speed of transmission of the droplet may differ. The transmission of COVID-19 from adults to children is possible, although it cannot transmit to a newborn baby because the protein receptor of the virus is missing in an infant body.
The symptoms of coronavirus any other flue are the same. The only difference is other flues have been around much longer than it. Therefore, there are a lot of treatment options in any other flu. Most people with common flue do not need specialized treatment because the viruses of the common flue do not survive more than 4-5 days. However, doctors may prescribe drugs for faster relief.
On the other hand, the risk factor of coronavirus is higher than any other flue because of the unknowingness of the stability of the coronavirus. Also, no drug to prevent it has been discovered. Doctors treat coronavirus patients according to their symptoms. Currently, there is no antiviral drug to treat COVID-19. However, scientists keep researching for a better way out. This is why, in mild cases people should remain in the isolation beds. Only the serious cases are sent to the ventilation.
As they say, “Prevention is better than cure”, let’s see what to follow to prevent the transmission of coronavirus.
How to prevent transmission of Coronavirus –
- Wash your hands regularly and adequately.
- Avoid touching the face.
- Follow the social distance.
- Use your hand or handkerchief while seeing or coughing.
- Maintain distance at least 6 ft. while someone is coughing or sneezing.
- Stay at home if you feel unwell.
- Work from home if possible
- Avoid crowded places or gatherings.
Following these points may not assure your 100% safety from Coronavirus. However, they may diminish the risk of transmission. Make sure you keep an eye on your family members, specially youngers and the aged peoples, for symptoms of coronavirus.
Follow the rules. Stay home. Be safe.