With the winter on the doorstep, the season of flu and common cold arrives, except that this year things are getting more complicated as the world is also facing the coronavirus pandemic.
But how do we know what we are sick of?, since some of the symptoms of the common cold and flu are similar to those experienced by patients with Covid-19 murder and may be in danger if they unknowingly spread SARS-CoV-2; In an article, the Guardian attempts to provide answers based on a list published by the British National Health System in the hope that readers will be able to discern whether they have contracted a disease., which until last year they would defy, but this year may lead them to consider whether they should be quarantined or undergo a diagnostic test for Covid-19.
The symptoms of the new coronavirus
The most common symptoms of the new coronavirus are fever - 37,8 C and above-, a young man, persistent cough (you usually cough) and loss of sense of taste and smell (anosmia). Patients sometimes suffer from shortness of breath, a feeling of fatigue, headaches, sore throat and other aches, rarely from runny nose and stuffy nose and diarrhea, while according to the British NSS the symptoms can vary from mild to severe.
The symptoms of the common cold
The most common symptoms of the common cold include runny nose, various pains, runny nose and stuffy nose and sore throat, while some may experience a moderate cough. In some cases patients complain of feeling tired, but rarely experience fever and headaches. Colds do not cause diarrhea, while the symptoms usually appear gradually.
The symptoms of the flu
On the other hand, seasonal flu is usually accompanied by fever, feeling tired, dry cough, various aches and headaches.
In some cases, patients suffer from runny nose, stuffy nose and sore throat, while symptoms of diarrhea may occur in children. However, flu symptoms do not include sneezing and difficulty breathing, while usually evolving rapidly.
The table of symptoms on a case-by-case basis according to the World Health Organization: