Sore throat is a symptom of infection with the Coronavirus

Sore throat is a symptom of infection with the Coronavirus
Sore throat is a symptom of infection with the Coronavirus
Day after day, scientists discover new symptoms of the emerging corona virus other than those that were known, as sore throat is a symptom of corona infection, and is also known as “sore throat”.

In other respiratory diseases – such as the common cold – a sore throat is often an early symptom, and due to inhalation of respiratory viruses, they enter the nose and throat first, and may multiply there early, which leads to throat pain and irritation.

The prevalence of sore throat symptoms was 12% of cases, according to a study published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE.

When does a sore throat indicate Corona?

According to experts, a sore throat may be a warning sign of infection with the Coronavirus, especially if it is accompanied by other symptoms such as:

1- Fever.

2- Coughing.

3- Loss of sense of smell and taste.

4- Fatigue

According to Dr. Michael Lerner, a laryngologist at Yale Medicine, in a statement to the “health” website; “Currently, we estimate that sore throats occurs in about 10% of cases of coronavirus.

Dr. Lerner notes that “sore throats can be caused by a viral or bacterial infection, and it can be due to other inflammatory conditions such as allergies, acidity, or dehydration.”

However, even if the sore throat is accompanied by other symptoms such as fever, headache and dry cough; The only way to know if a sore throat is due to a coronavirus infection is to test for the virus.

What should you do?

If you have a sore throat or other symptoms and think you may have corona, follow these steps:

1- Stay home, plan to go out only to seek medical attention.

2- If you live with other people, try to distance yourself from them as much as possible.

3- Call your doctor, tell him, and he will give you information on how to take care of yourself during your illness, and he may also arrange for you to test for COVID-19.

4- If you suffer from shortness or difficulty breathing, you should contact a doctor or emergency room immediately.

What relieves inflammation?

If you have mild symptoms of corona with a sore throat, you can take some steps to help relieve symptoms at home. They include:

1- Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated while recovering. Warm liquids such as broth or honey tea may help soothe throat irritation and pain.

2- Try gargling with a solution of water and salt to help relieve throat pain.

3- Use throat lozenges or hard candy, which can help keep the throat moist by stimulating saliva production.

4- Relax to help your body’s immune system fight infection.

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