New Delhi. Corona cases are increasing slowly in India, although with the onset of winter season, more diseases with symptoms like Kovid are taking people in their grip. Due to the cold weather before Diwali, this time the cases of corona in hospitals are very less, but the patients of influenza i.e. flu and super cold are increasing. Health experts say that diseases like flu and super cold are also becoming dangerous due to the weakened respiratory system since Corona, whereas every year their patients were cured with medicines.
Dr. Rajesh Chawla, Respiratory and Critical Care Expert at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, says that at this time the cases of corona are very less, but due to the coming winter, the infection of influenza and common cold or super cold has increased. Especially as soon as the winter starts or a little chilly-hot, both these diseases catch the children very quickly. The special thing is that flu and super cold sometimes prove to be more dangerous than corona and take the patient to the ventilator. In these too, the patient starts having difficulty in breathing.
Dr. Chawla says that since last year corona is also going on, most of the patients are coming to the hospital even if they have flu or cold because there is no covid, so they are getting treatment for these diseases. However, there is a substantial difference between the symptoms of corona and these two diseases.
Identify corona like this, these are its symptoms
The main hallmark of corona is fever. Last year it was seen that patients with mild symptoms of corona did not even have fever, but one thing that was clear was that people had lost their ability to smell and taste when they got corona. This can last from 14 days to months. Not only this, sometimes vomiting, diarrhea, nasal congestion or sore throat have also been found in the changed symptoms. However, if the fever is not high, then there is no need to panic and it can be cured by isolating yourself.
it happens super cold
Dr. Chawla says that for the first time after corona, the word super cold is coming out otherwise it is common cold. This is usually due to the change in weather before the onset of winters. During this, people remain entangled between both cold and heat. The weather is also cold but the next moment it gets hot. In such a situation, the problems of cold, runny nose or congestion, cough, chest pain, tightness of phlegm, soreness and cold or sore throat increase due to cold. Children especially have this problem. Elders also fall prey to it.
These are the symptoms in influenza or flu
The common cold caused by influenza or flu is caused by a virus. It usually spreads from each other. If someone has the flu and comes in contact with him, then he can also get the flu. It can last in the patient for one to one and a half weeks. In this also the patient gets cold and flu and fever remains in the body. Although the fever is not very high. In this, the nose can also run continuously. Mouth and nose remain red. Headache may also remain. Muscle stiffness or pain, dry cough, extreme tiredness may also occur.
Be it any of these diseases, take safety measures from
Dr. Chawla says that along with taking treatment from a doctor in these diseases, there are some important measures that should be taken to prevent and not to spread diseases to other people.
. Always keep a tissue paper or handkerchief over the mouth and nose while coughing or sneezing. Apart from this, cover the nose to avoid dust or soil even while going out.
. Whether you have flu or common cold, throw your used handkerchief or tissue directly into the dustbin and clean your hands with soap or sanitizer. Do not let these things come in contact with anyone else.
. Try to isolate yourself for at least two weeks if you have corona, at least 5 days if you have flu and two days if you have a cold. During this, especially if you touch the door handle, handrail and faucet, then regularly clean it with a disinfectant.
. Avoid coming in contact with patients suffering from flu or cold.
. During this, take special care of children, neither make them wear very hot clothes that cause sweating nor wear very light clothes that they catch cold. Keep them at normal temperature.