• 27/02/2024 18:04

Influenza, HRV and COVID-19: similarities and differences when it comes to getting to the doctor

Respiratory viral infections, such as colds and flu, and widespread illness Yuvannyami, which can lead to serious problems. Although illness may have a lot of common symptoms, among them there are important things to know in order to immediately eliminate the need for treatment.

RBC-Ukraine informs about this. annay to the press service of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

The difference between cold and flu

The flu starts rapidly. Often the onset of illness is accompanied by severe headache and diarrhea, fever, weakness and swelling. At the same time, the cold develops over many days, and people often endure it “on their feet.” Let it begin with a sore throat and the undead.

Cause the cold comes close to summer and does not require a bath. However, if the symptoms do not go away within 10 days or are accompanied by other symptoms, such as shortness of breath, pain in the chest or loss of hearing, they may need to be referred to a doctor.

The difference between the flu and COVID-19

The flu begins with a sharp rise in temperature, and respiratory symptoms – cough, difficulty breathing, mucus and sore throat – continue throughout the year. Similarly, COVID-19 begins, however, with respiratory symptoms.

The influenza virus infects the upper respiratory tract and the lower part of the heart and the inner surface of the blood vessels. The most common types of influenza include inflammation of the lungs (pneumonia), heart failure and thrombosis.

Particularly worse for influenza:

  • Vaginal women,
  • children under 5 years of age,
  • people older 65 years,
  • people with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, asthma or heart disease

If you are aware that you have the flu, politely go to the doctor as soon as possible. The doctor may use antiviral drugs that can change the severity of illness and the speed of illness.

How to protect yourself from colds and flu

The best way to protect yourself from For colds and flu – this is vaccination. The flu vaccine is available in pharmacies and clinics. The COVID-19 vaccine is also available at vaccination points and clinics.

The COVID-19 flu vaccine can be administered instantly.

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