Coronavirus: cómo diferenciar entre los síntomas del Covid-19, la gripe y el resfriado | BBC Mundo

Imagine you start having these symptoms: you cough a lot, your pain hurts throat and you have a stuffy nose Could you have coronavirus? Well i could be, but you could also have a flu or even a cold

We have talked to infectologists and in this video we will see how to differentiate between the symptoms of these three diseases It is true that Covid-19 and the flu have many symptoms in common, so you have to look at the symptoms that these two diseases do not share And the most important is the difficulty to breathe This is very important Later in this video we will see the symptoms of each disease, but if you detect difficulty breathing it is more It is likely that it is a coronavirus and that it is complicating, so you have to seek medical assistance

So, let's look at the symptoms of the coronavirus The The main ones, which are most repeated among patients, are cough, fever and fatigue In fact, according to studies, almost nine out of ten cases develop fever and almost seven out of ten have a cough Although also to a lesser extent other symptoms such as stuffy or runny nose, pain from throat, head, diarrhea, fatigue and, as we said before, especially important, difficulty breathing This does not want say you are going to have all these symptoms

In fact you can have coronavirus and having only one symptom or two or even none But as we saw before, yes they are especially common is the dry and continuous cough and fever But How high is coronavirus fever and what exactly is this dry and continuous cough? Well, the cough has to be without snot and without phlegm, which It is this kind of snot that is generated in our chest I mean, when coughs, always with a handkerchief in front of the, paper is dry And it also has to be a regular cough that lasts and is for no apparent reason such as, for example, having smoked

And the fever? Well it's essentially a fever yes you have it, you know you have a fever Technically it's a body temperature over 37 8 degrees Celsius or 100 degrees Fahrenheit If you don't have a thermometer, you will basically feel warm And if someone touches you in your chest or back will also notice it If you sneeze your nose runny or your head hurts you're probably Sick, but not from Covid-19

For example, the flu is usually the only one that causes muscle pain These are its symptoms And have some of these symptoms may be an indicator that it is a common virus and not a coronavirus And what about the cold and allergies? Well, that Symptoms are usually milder and generally respiratory only May having snot, cough, nasal congestion, sore throat

So if we only have mild symptoms, can we not worry and not take security measures? No For two main reasons: one because although perhaps not be coronavirus we do not want to be infecting people with other viruses, especially since we may be putting more weight on a system toilet that is probably already overloaded And the second reason is that yes it could be coronavirus

Even if you had mild symptoms, you could infecting other people who will be more seriously affected in this way In fact, According to the largest coronavirus study to date, the 80% of patients have mild symptoms We can be infected with the virus and infect other people even if we don't We have symptoms, so it is very important that we all take serious protection measures Although we have no symptoms Because just in we are all going to be able to stop the spread of the virus

As you see on BBC Mundo We are taking coverage of this health crisis in the world very seriously coronavirus and in fact if you take a tour of our channel you will see that We have recently published many videos on the subject For example one on why mortality is so high in Italy or how it is going vaccine research evolving If you liked this video already you know, like "subscribe and see you in the next one

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