Winter is a season of high fever and cold. If there was no previous outbreak of the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), most people would choose to drink plenty of hot water and then recover from sleep. However, at the time of the new coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) epidemic, if you have a fever, you must not rely on your body to heal itself!
Yesterday, Zhong Nanshan also emphasized in the interview that there are two keys to coping with the new type of coronavirus pneumonia, one is early detection and the other is early isolation and treatment, which are the most effective prevention and treatment methods .
However, due to the sharp increase in new pneumonia cases, hospitals are already overcrowded, and hospitals have become dangerous places for viral infection .
As COVID-19’s unique asymptomatic and incubation period is also contagious , many people who carry the virus do not know it themselves, so it is very easy to spread to more people.
In this case, it is very necessary to understand what are the characteristics of common fever and pneumonia of new coronavirus infection, and what are the differences, in order to learn to distinguish between cold and pneumonia of new coronavirus infection.
Symptoms of common cold and fever:
Breathing: No difficulty or shortness of breath
Cough: Late onset
Fever: 1. Normally, normal body temperature can be restored after 2 to 3 days; 2. Antipyretic drugs work well
Whole body: little difference in spirit, appetite, sleep
Symptoms of new coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19):
Breathing: faster, even more difficult
Cough: 1. Severe symptoms, mainly dry cough; 2. Accompanying sputum, wheezing, affecting sleep
Fever: High fever lasts more than 3 days
Whole body: poor spirit, poor appetite
Incubation period: 2 ~ 14 days
The above are the main symptoms and differences between common cold fever and COVID-19. Since it takes at least 2 days to determine whether a common cold is present, this could delay the optimal timing of treatment in case of infection with the new coronavirus pneumonia . Therefore, it is recommended that if you have a cough or fever, you should go to a local designated clinic or hospital for treatment .