What’s the Difference Between Novel Coronavirus, Cold, and Flu?

According to the WHO number of cases of the novel, coronavirus (COVID-19) is continuously increasing globally. Individuals are understandably worried about getting the infection, spreading it, and what are the symptoms they will face as a result? Coronavirus can be deadly, with the elderly and the individuals who are immunocompromised or have incessant health conditions like lung disease or coronary illness. Cold, cough, fever, and body aches all these symptoms are the same for cold, flu, and COVID-19 also known as Novel Coronavirus. How do you know the difference?

Here’s the information that will help you better understand the symptoms, and preventions:

1. Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19:

COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus not recently seen in humans that is spreading rapidly around the world. Four different strains of coronavirus are common and cause mild symptoms like fever and cold. COVID-19 can cause serious disease in certain groups. For example, older individuals and individuals of any age with serious health conditions — like coronary illness, lung disease, and diabetes, they seem to be at higher risks of getting COVID-19 disease. At present, there’s no vaccine or cure for COVID-19.

Symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Fever.
  • Dry Cough.
  • Difficulty in breathing.
  • Fatigue.
  • Body and joints pain.
  • Headaches (sometimes).
  • Sore throat (sometimes).

Upper respiratory symptoms, like runny nose and sinus jamming, are very rare in coronavirus (COVID-19.)

2. Cold:

While you may feel hopeless when you have a chilly, the side effects are commonly mellow contrasted with increasingly forceful infections like this season’s flu virus.

Symptoms of Cold:

  • Runny or stuffy nose.
  • Hack.
  • Weakness.
  • Wheezing.
  • Watery eyes.
  • Sore throat.
  • Migraines.
  • A throbbing painfulness.

Most over-the-counter meds have a best-case scenario, moderate impacts on chilly side effects. A run of the mill cold will keep going on normal 7 to 10 days. Most of the manifestations are not brought about by the contamination itself, yet rather our body’s resistant framework attempting to dispose of it. Most cold infections will leave in case we’re patient and give our bodies time to battle them. Your resistant framework is the best protection against the normal virus.

3. Flu:

Regular flu is as yet dynamic and for the most part, goes ahead quick and enraged. It’s a typical respiratory disease brought about by an infection that influences your nose, throat, and lungs and can last from 5 to 7 days.

Symptoms of Flu:

  • Fever and additionally chills.
  • Hack (generally dry).
  • Weariness.
  • A throbbing painfulness.
  • Runny or stuffy nose. (Sometimes)
  • Sore throat (Sometimes).
  • Looseness of the bowels (Sometimes).

Inoculation is the best way to prevent yourself from this season’s flu virus. If you got an influenza shot and still get this season’s cold virus, your side effects are commonly milder than if you didn’t get this season’s cold virus shot. The vast majority of this season’s cold virus gets well without clinical treatment. Remain at home and get a lot of rest and liquids and treat a fever with acetaminophen or ibuprofen.

Note: Remember that antibiotics won’t help any flu/infection. Generally, the contaminations simply need to run their course, so it’s ideal to just wait and watch. If in case your viral side effects show signs of improvement, and later it suddenly gets worst then you should contact your nearest doctor ASAP who can evaluate whether you may have bacterial contamination.

(Source Link: https://reporteraunty.com/difference/whats-the-difference-between-novel-coronavirus-cold-and-flu/)

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