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Phlegm Covid 19

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Last Updated: 02 July 2021

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Early and accurate detection is critical for preventing the spread of COVID - 19 and providing appropriate care for patients. Nasopharyngeal swabs, which require inserting a long shaft into the nasal cavity to collect samples from the back of the nose and throat, are currently the gold standard for collecting specimens for diagnosis. But the procedure is technically challenging, often uncomfortable for patients and requires personal protective equipment that may be in short supply. Other approaches to collecting specimens - including from oropharyngeal swab and sputum - have been tested in small studies, but there is uncertainty about which method is best for detecting viruses

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Emergency Symptoms

All New Yorkers should get the COVID - 19 diagnostic test, whether or not they have symptoms or are at increased risk. Tests are free. You should look for a testing site near your home. You will not be asked about immigration status. Covid - 19 testing and care services are not public benefit under public charge rule. If you are sick, stay home as much as possible. Do not go to school or to work, even if you are an essential worker. Only leave home to get essential medical care or to get basic needs such as groceries, if you have no other way to get them. Stay at least 6 feet from everyone in your home distance is the best way to protect others. If you cannot maintain this distance from others, wear face covering. Use a separate bathroom if available. If you share a bathroom, disinfect surfaces and fixtures after each use. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Cover your mouth and nose with tissue or your sleeve when sneezing or coughing. Do not use your hands to cover your sneeze or cough. Immediately throw out tissues and wash your hands afterward. Clean surfaces that are frequently touch, such as counters, doorknobs and phones. Clean them after each use or at least once every day. Use household cleaning spray or wipe. If you share a bed with someone, sleep head - to - toe or have one person sleep on couch or floor. If you need to be in the same room as others, move around furniture so that you can sit further apart. Do not share personal household items, such as glasses, cups, eating utensils and towels. Do not have visitors come to your home. When taking medicine, remember that many products to treat fever, cough and other symptoms contain the same active ingredient, and you could be taking too much if you take more than one medicine. Follow recommended dosage on medicine label. To check if you are managing medicines safely, contact the Poison Control Center to speak with a registered pharmacist or nurse. If you test positive for COVID - 19 or have symptoms of COVID - 19, you may qualify to be isolated in a hotel for free. These hotel rooms are intended for people who do not have a safe place to isolate themselves at home. Rooms are also available for people without COVID - 19 who live with someone who has the virus or may have been in close contact with someone who has it. Call 844 - NYC - 4NYC between 9 am and 9 pm. To talk to someone about the Hotel Program, press 0, then press 1. City of New York COVID - 19 Hotel Program H + H: Take Care Program / Hotels COVID - 19 Hotel Program Flyer other Languages: Espanol | Kreyol ayisyen | Italiano | Polski | Francais | Portugues | Tagalog | Tieng Viet

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How to Check for Fever

Your regular body temperature may be higher or lower than someone else's. It also changes throughout the day. Doctors generally consider fever in adults to be anything over 100. 4 F on oral thermometer and over 100. 8 F on rectal thermometer. If you think you have come into contact with a virus, or if you have symptoms, isolate yourself and check your temperature every morning and evening for at least 14 days. Keep track of readings. Fever is the most common symptom of COVID - 19, but is sometimes below 100 FA. In children, fever is a temperature above 100 F on an oral thermometer or 100. 4 F on rectal one.

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Cough questions

ALLERGIES, COLD, COVID-19: MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS FOR EACH

SYMPTOMSALLERGIESCOLDCOVID-19
Body AchesRarely
ChillsNoNo
FeverNoRarely
HeadacheSometimesSometimesSometimes
Nasal CongestionRarely
Runny NoseRarely
SneezingRarely
Itchy/Watery EyesNoNo
Dry CoughSometimes
Shortness of BreathSometimesSometimes
WheezingSometimesSometimes
Loss of SmellMildRarely
Sore ThroatSometimesSometimes
Nausea, Vomiting, DiarrheaNoSometimesSometimes

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The Flu

ALLERGIES, COLD, COVID-19: MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS FOR EACH

SYMPTOMSALLERGIESCOLDCOVID-19
Body AchesRarely
ChillsNoNo
FeverNoRarely
HeadacheSometimesSometimesSometimes
Nasal CongestionRarely
Runny NoseRarely
SneezingRarely
Itchy/Watery EyesNoNo
Dry CoughSometimes
Shortness of BreathSometimesSometimes
WheezingSometimesSometimes
Loss of SmellMildRarely
Sore ThroatSometimesSometimes
Nausea, Vomiting, DiarrheaNoSometimesSometimes

As one of class of pathogens known as coronaviruses, it is actually more closely related to the common cold than seasonal flu. However, despite some overlap, typical symptoms of COVID - 19 are more similar to the flu than common cold. In terms of differentiating between flu and COVID - 19, it can be almost impossible to distinguish, Dr. Jake Deutsch, co - founder and clinical director of Cure Urgent Care Centers and Specialty Infusion in New York. That is why people recommend having flu vaccinations so it can at least minimize the risk of flu in light of everything else. Fevers, body aches, coughing, sneezing could all be equally attributed to them both, so it really means that if there is concern for flu, there is concern for COVID - 19. If you have a mild case of COVID - 19, flu, or cold, treatment is geared toward management of symptoms, says Cutler. Generally, acetaminophen is recommended for fevers, he say. Cough drops and cough syrups can also help keep mucus secretions thinner. If there is associated nasal congestion, antihistamines may be useful.

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Allergies

Table

SymptomCOVID-19Seasonal allergies
Fever above 100.4F/38.0COftenNever
Dry coughOftenOften
FatigueOftenSometimes
Shortness of breathOftenNever
Body achesSometimesNever
Sore throatSometimesSometimes
DiarrheaSometimesNever
Loss of smell or tasteSometimesNever
Runny noseRarelyOften
Nasal congestionRarelyOften
Itchy throatNeverOften
Itchy eyesNeverOften
SneezingNeverOften

Itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, Ears feeling pluged up Tickle in back of throat Sneezing Seasonal symptoms. While the above symptoms are those that are most common, especially in COVID - 19, they can vary. Weve learnt never to say never when it comes to COVID - 19, says Dr. Drake. Some people have classic symptoms, Some can remain asymptomatic entire time, some can have mild cases. The period of time someone with COVID - 19 would see symptoms is two to 14 days after exposure. If you are worried, best thing to do is to get test and self isolate until receiving your results. Combination swab tests that go to the back of the nose can test for both flu and COVID - 19, say Dr. Drake. It is the best way to determine your illness. If you have symptoms, talk to your healthcare provider about getting a test. To use our online screening tool, learn more about safety precautions at our facilities or to get all of the latest coronavirus updates, visit Henry Ford Health System's COVID - 19 Resource Center. Find a doctor near you at Henryford. Com. Call 1 - 800 - 436 - 7936 if you are in southeast Michigan or 1 - 888 - 862 - DOCS if you are in the Jackson area or south central Michigan. Dr. Sean Drake is an internal medicine physician seeing patients at Henry Ford Medical Center in Sterling Heights.

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Table2

SymptomCOVID-19Allergies
Dry cough
Mucus/postnasal drip
Chest discomfort/pain
Shortness of breath
Wheezing
Fever
Sneezing
Nasal and eye watering and itching
Chills
Muscle Pain
Headache
Sore Throat
New loss of taste or smell

ALLERGIES, COLD, COVID-19: MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS FOR EACH

SYMPTOMSALLERGIESCOLDCOVID-19
Body AchesRarely
ChillsNoNo
FeverNoRarely
HeadacheSometimesSometimesSometimes
Nasal CongestionRarely
Runny NoseRarely
SneezingRarely
Itchy/Watery EyesNoNo
Dry CoughSometimes
Shortness of BreathSometimesSometimes
WheezingSometimesSometimes
Loss of SmellMildRarely
Sore ThroatSometimesSometimes
Nausea, Vomiting, DiarrheaNoSometimesSometimes
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Marvels of Mucus and Phlegm

ALLERGIES, COLD, COVID-19: MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS FOR EACH

SYMPTOMSALLERGIESCOLDCOVID-19
Body AchesRarely
ChillsNoNo
FeverNoRarely
HeadacheSometimesSometimesSometimes
Nasal CongestionRarely
Runny NoseRarely
SneezingRarely
Itchy/Watery EyesNoNo
Dry CoughSometimes
Shortness of BreathSometimesSometimes
WheezingSometimesSometimes
Loss of SmellMildRarely
Sore ThroatSometimesSometimes
Nausea, Vomiting, DiarrheaNoSometimesSometimes

Mucus have several names. Snot, sticky goo that pours from your nose during a cold. Or phlegm, gunk that can clog your lungs and make you cough. You are probably a fan of this stuff. But mucus is so much more than runny nose. Your body is making mucus all the time. And it plays an important role in keeping you healthy. Mucus and phlegm get sort of bad reputation, says Dr. Richard Boucher, lung expert at University of North Carolina. People think about it as something youre supposed to cough up and get out. That's a bad thing. But in truth, mucus really is an interface between you and the outside world. Mucus lines moist surfaces of your body like lungs, sinuses hollow spaces in your skull around your nose, eyes, and forehead., Mouth, stomach, and intestines. Even your eyes are coated with thin layer of mucus. It serves as lubricant to keep tissues from drying out. It is also a line of defense. Mucus is very important for filtering out materials that you breathe in through your nose, such as dust and allergens and microorganisms, says Dr. Andrew Lane, ear, nose, and throat expert at Johns Hopkins University. Anything that you breathe in gets stuck in mucus, like flypaper.

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