In the early stages, symptoms of coronavirus were difficult to spot and its behavior remains unpredictable for all researchers, scientists, and medical care professionals. Fatigue, diarrhea, fever, and headaches are some of the primary signs but this was not 100% true. We have witnessed lots of people suffering from this virus but they had no symptoms.
But now the scientists have revealed that two signs should not be ignored. So till now, coronavirus has been confirmed in more than 9 and a half million people all across the globe. One could be at higher risk of the virus if you got a new cough and high fever; and that’s confirmed.
Lockdown in many countries is slowly being eased as people are now allowed to explore their routine life but keeping the social distancing matter. You can go to your friend or family member’s garden as long as the person you are visiting isn’t suffering from the virus and there is no crowd in the garden. But governments have advised people to remain home as much as possible to slow the virus spread.
Researchers have confirmed that high fever and continuous cough are the most common warning signs of this novel virus. They analyzed symptoms reported by more than 24000 patients from the entire world. 80% of patients reported high fever and 57% has a cough. Other signs are loss of smell and difficulty in breathing.
This research confirms that cough and fever remained the most common symptoms in people who were COVID-19 positive. This shows that symptomatic people should be quarantined so it could not be the reason for infecting others. Scientists also acknowledged that it’s likely to be several people who had a virus but they don’t feel any symptoms at all.
Simple steps that could reduce symptoms:
You must isolate yourself if you have these two classic symptoms including fever and cough. But simple salt water can help reduce early signs and progression of the coronavirus, a new study suggested. The University of Edinburgh conducted some researches in sea salt and come up with a result that this salt can boost the antiviral defense of cells that kicks in when you are affected by cold weather.
This new study is based on a trial which was published in 2019; found that people who gargled and cleared their nostrils with saltwater have less congestion and cough. Now the benefits of saltwater therapy have been adopted by medical professionals since the sea-bathing trend of the 18th century. But almost all scientists suggest that gargling with saltwater could be beneficial for reducing early symptoms of the virus.
Some tips to reduce the risk of catching the virus
- Clean your hands with soap and water; or use hand sanitizer based on 60% alcohol.
- Avoid contacting with people who have minor symptoms of cold or flu.
- Do cover your mouth and nose with tissues or wear a mask.
- Use your elbow when coughing or sneezing.
- Do avoid direct or unprotected contact with live wild or farm animals.
- Avoid touching your nose, eyes, and mouth.
- Regularly disinfect your surfaces and objects.
- Throw away used face masks and tissues immidiately.
- Avoid go out from home if it is not necessary.
So these are the latest research so far about the virus that everyone must be aware of. Do keep practicing social distancing. Try to remain indoors and avoid handshakes with people. This is not only good for yourself but your dear one also. Keep a keen eye on daily updates and remember this can be defeated by following the precautionary measurements and help your medical professionals by not burdening them. They are already stressed too much about taking care of the patients when there is no solution for this virus.