Early symptoms of allergies, cold, flu and coronavirus could be similar.
Unfortunately, Poland says, the initial stages of colds, flus and the coronavirus can be very similar, and some coronavirus and flu cases can be so mild they don’t raise any red flags. That’s why you have to pay attention to see if your symptoms persist, especially if you are in an at-risk group.”We’re worried about older people, people with asthma or other lung diseases, people with heart disease or diabetes, and also pregnant women,” Poland says.Coronavirus cases usually have some context.So you think you have the coronavirus. Poland says any doctor is bound to ask you some contextual questions, like:
- Have you traveled recently, and if so, where?
- Have you had anybody in your home or had a workmate or schoolmate who’s traveled? Where did they go?
- Have you had anybody in your home from areas where the outbreak is most concentrated?
- Have you been on a cruise ship?
- Do you live near an area where there’s an outbreak?
“You’re like a detective, trying to accept and put together pieces of data,” Poland says. “If someone who hasn’t left the middle of Kansas thinks they have the coronavirus, I would say take a Tylenol, have plenty of fluids and rest.”
medical source : cnn / cdc / mayo clinic