What are the main symptoms of an influenza, pneumonia and coronavirus disease?
During this tense COVID-19 pandemic peirod, we are more sensitive with the pepople who are around us if they have got a fever or cough. But do you know the differences among influenza, pneumonia and coronavirus disease? Let's check the main symptoms of them.
Commonly known as "the flu", the most common symptoms of an influenza include: fever, headache, myalgia and general malaise. The body temperature could reach 39 ~ 40 ℃, as well as stomach cold and chills. It is often along with muscle and joint pain, fatigue, loss of appetite, etc. It is also accompanied by sore throat, dry cough, as well as stuffy nose, runny nose and other discomforts. Partly characterized by vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, it is common in children infected with influenza B.
Pneumonia is the most common complication of influenza. Other complications include nervous system damage, heart damage, myositis, rhabdomyolysis syndrome, septic shock, etc.
Analyzing the data of existing patients, the main symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, dry cough, and fatigue. A few of patients have upper respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose, and diarrhea. For severe patients of COVID-19, they would feel hard breath after one week. For the severer, it may develop to acute respiratory distress syndrome, septic shock, metabolic acidosis that is difficult to correct, coagulation dysfunction, and multiple organ failure. The symptoms of severe and severer patients would be less fever during the course of the disease, or even no obvious fever. The common symptoms of a mild patient are only low fever, slight fatigue, and more without pneumonia. The olds and those with chronic underlying diseases have a poor prognosis. Symptoms in children are relatively mild.
For COVID-19 pandemic is most often spreaded through droplets and surfaces, so wearing a mask is becoming more and more essential. Tinkleo remind you that having good personal hygiene habits is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease. Be sure to keep proper ventilation in house, wash your hands frequently, a certain social distance and wear a mask if go outside, better with an N95 face mask to ensure you get higher protection.