Mother, the symptoms of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 do look mild and can be handled by yourself at home. However, if you experience some other symptoms, you should not ignore it. Because, according to the doctor, other symptoms require different follow-up.
Symptoms of infection with the Omicron variant are known to be very similar to those of the common cold. Just like flu patients, 90 percent of Omicron patients also have a cough.
Lung specialist at Friendship Hospital and Pokja Infection Central Management of the Indonesian Lung Doctors Association (PDPI), Dr. Erlina Burhan, SpP(K) explained that although Omicron symptoms are very similar to the common cold, there are people who require different follow-up, from treatment to protocol implementation. health.
Because unlike the flu which has been considered normal by the Indonesian people and can be cured only with rest, Omicron is a variant of the Corona virus that spreads quickly and requires certain efforts so that it does not spread to other people.
“This is data that I took from the United States CDC. The most common symptom is coughing with phlegm, almost 90 percent, shortness of breath, only 16 percent. Fever is also not up to half of the patients. “explained the pulmonary specialist at the Friendship Hospital and the Infection Working Group, the Central Management of the Indonesian Lung Doctors Association (PDPI), Dr Erlina Burhan, SpP(K) in an online discussion, Thursday (3/2/2022).
In addition, there are also nasal congestion, runny nose, runny nose up to 60 percent. Then nausea and vomiting. “If we look at the most common cases of stuffy or runny nose, sore throat is very typical. Especially itchy throat, easily tired, headache, and coughing,” he continued.
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Unlike the flu, Omicron also doesn’t go away with rest because unlike the flu which has been considered normal by Indonesian people and can be cured only with rest, Omicron is a variant of the Corona virus that spreads quickly and requires certain efforts so that it doesn’t spread to other people.
“People with the flu usually get enough rest but if Omicron has symptoms it’s not enough to just rest, but we ask to take vitamins and if it’s severe we give an antiviral. is this COVID or not,” explained Dr. Erlina.
“If you know Omicron it will take a while, but knowing COVID-19. People who think of it as the flu tend to ignore health protocols, feeling that this is a common cold. But if it is confirmed as COVID, it is better to be on guard and immediately self-isolate,” he concluded.
Therefore, if you or someone close to you experiences flu-like symptoms, you should immediately get tested for COVID-19. If detected as COVID-19, the patient can take steps to prevent transmission. READ IN FULL HERE
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