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How to distinguish between a common cold and a novel Coronavirus during COVID-19?

Jun 13, 2020

Recently, novel Coronavirus is still in the prevention and control stage. Du believes that we are all doing isolation zhi at home.

But when you're quarantined at home, you'll occasionally catch a cold.

So how can we distinguish between a common cold and a novel coronavirus at this critical stage of epidemic prevention and control?

Let's learn the difference between a common cold and a novel Coronavirus to avoid overstressing yourself.

First of all, novel Coronavirus infected pneumonia has an important characteristic: dyspnea.

For the average person, it is important to pay attention to this detail: if there is shortness of breath, difficulty breathing.

The initial symptoms of influenza are similar to those of novel Coronavirus infection. It is really difficult to distinguish influenza from novel coronavirus infection only by the symptoms of fever, headache, muscle weakness and general malaise.

However, in the novel Coronavirus infection case, most of the patients were accompanied with respiratory distress and other symptoms of lower respiratory tract infection.

Of course, if you find yourself with a cold and breathing difficulties and shortness of breath, you should be on your guard