Is it possible to have the flu and COVID-19 at the same time?
It is possible to test positive for flu (as well as other respiratory pathogens) and the virus that causes COVID-19 at the same time.
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What can I do to avoid becoming ill during the COVID-19 pandemic?
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. The CDC and WHO recommend following these precautions: Keep 6 feet (2 meters) of distance between yourself and people outside your household.
What are the similarities between COVID-19 and Flu symptoms?
• Fever or feeling feverish/chills • Cough • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing • Fatigue (tiredness) • Sore throat • Runny or stuffy nose • Muscle pain or body aches • Headache • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults
Is the flu different from COVID-19?
Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2) and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses.
Are masks effective in preventing COVID-19?
Посмотреть полный ответ Wearing cloth masks can help prevent people infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 from spreading the virus. Make sure your cloth mask: fits snugly but comfortably against the side of the face, completely covers the nose and mouth, is secured with ties or ear loops, includes multiple layers of fabric, allows for breathing without restriction, and can be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape. Cloth masks should NOT be worn by children less than 2 years old or anyone who has trouble breathing or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. 5 дней назад
Do antibiotics work against the coronavirus disease?
Antibiotics do not prevent or treat COVID-19, because COVID-19 is caused by a virus, not bacteria. Some patients with COVID-19 may also develop a bacterial infection, such as pneumonia. In that case, a health care professional may treat the bacterial infection with an antibiotic. 7 дней назад
Can you contract the coronavirus disease from a package in the mail?
Coronaviruses are thought to be spread most often by respiratory droplets. Although the virus can survive for a short period on some surfaces, it is unlikely to be spread from domestic or international mail, products or packaging. 5 дней назад
Does drinking alcohol prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19)?
Drinking alcohol does not prevent or treat coronavirus infection and may impair immune function. While hand sanitizers containing 60-95% ethyl alcohol can help destroy the coronavirus on surfaces, drinking alcohol—including beverages with high percentages of alcohol—offers no protection from the virus.
Is Hydroxychloroquine approved to treat the coronavirus disease?
No. Hydroxychloroquine sulfate and some versions of chloroquine phosphate are FDA-approved to treat malaria. Hydroxychloroquine sulfate is also FDA-approved to treat lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. 7 дней назад
When should I seek emergency medical care if I am sick with COVID-19?
If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately
Trouble breathing. Persistent pain or pressure in the chest. New confusion. Inability to wake or stay awake. Bluish lips or face. 5 дней назад
Are there any antiviral drugs to treat the coronavirus disease?
There are currently no antiviral drugs approved by FDA to treat COVID-19. 5 дней назад
Can I breastfeed my child if I am severely ill with coronavirus disease?
If you are severely ill with COVID-19 or suffer from other complications that prevent you from caring for your infant or continuing direct breastfeeding, express milk to safely provide breastmilk to your infant. If you are too unwell to breastfeed or express breastmilk, you should explore the possibility of relactation (restarting breastfeeding after a gap), wet nursing (another woman breastfeeding or caring for your child), or using donor human milk.
Can the coronavirus disease spread through feces?
The virus that causes COVID-19 has been found in the feces of some patients diagnosed with COVID-19. However, it is unclear whether the virus found in feces may be capable of causing COVID-19. There has not been any confirmed report of the virus spreading from feces to a person. 5 дней назад
Is ibuprofen bad for health against the coronavirus disease?
There is currently no strong evidence to suggest that ibuprofen makes you more likely to catch coronavirus disease, or make the disease worse; however, certain expert organizations, including the FDA, are investigating the possibility further.
What are the emergency warning signs for COVID-19?
Trouble breathing. Persistent pain or pressure in the chest. New confusion. Inability to wake or stay awake. Bluish lips or face.