Itchy Throat Is It A Symptom Of CORONAVIRUS

With the outbreak of Covid-19 due to the Coronavirus each and every sneeze, cough, sore/itchy throat have become a reason of concern for us.

 

With the outbreak of COVID-19 due to the Coronavirus every sneeze, cough and sniffle has become a reason of concern for us. The sneeze or cough may be either yours or those around you. The coronavirus which has thought to be started in Wuhan China has already been held responsible for causing a large number of deaths all over the world.

With a lot of theories coming up about the virus giving various details including how it spreads, symptoms, and what preventions one should take. There is a lot of confusion among people about the symptoms of the virus because they are quite similar to those of common flu and allergies.

The sure short symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, shortness of breath, fatigue, coughing. While the researchers mentioned that in combination with the above symptoms the COVID-19 patients have also shown variations in their symptoms. These symptoms are common to Coronavirus, allergies, and flu. Some patients have complained about itchy throat,  Diarrhoea Conjuctivitis|Red Eye|Itchy Eye. In some reports it is cleared that whether a novel Coronavirus transmits  Sexually or through  Vegetables/Eatables| How To Disinfectant Them or by eating Non-Veg.

Is Itchy Throat A Symptom of Corona Virus?

With World battling against coronavirus various organizations and concerned departments have given advisories that should be followed compulsorily. In addition to it, the officials have advised the people to visit the doctor if they find any of the mentioned symptoms. The symptoms of coronavirus/COVID-19 include sore throat, cough, fever, or shortness of breath. Now, these symptoms are the same as those of flu or allergies. Thus people are confusing the common seasonal allergies with coronavirus. If you only have an itchy throat there is no need to worry you are absolutely fine.

The seasonal allergies tend to be nasal and most symptoms are localized to the head. On the other hand, the flu and the coronavirus affect the lower respiratory tracts. You won’t have a runny nose and sneezing. But you might have a sore throat with headache, shortness of breath, cough, or fever. But all shortness of breath doesn’t indicate coronavirus if you have asthma then it may be a possible reason.

Officials have mentioned that someone infected with the virus will have a fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, body pain, a sore throat, and fatigue. If you have a running nose, sneezing, diarrhea then you need not worry because they are not the symptoms of coronavirus. But if you experience the above symptoms combined with shortness of breath, fever, coughing, and tiredness, you must visit a doctor ASAP.

Remedies For Itchy/Sore Throat

If you are suffering from an itchy throat then the following homemade remedies will definitely help you.

1.Tea, Tulsi(Basil Leaves), And Ginger

A cup of strong Tulsi(Ocimum tenuiflorum) ginger tea will ally your irritation. Make sure that you consume it hot. Do not drink it too much otherwise, it will cause acidity.

2. Ginger And Tulsi Leaves(Basil Leaves)

Take ginger, tulsi leaves(Ocimum tenuiflorum), and add a small quantity of water to it. Now grind the mixture thoroughly. Filter the resulting juice and drink it.

3.Tulsi Leaves And Honey

Add tulsi leaves to a spoonful of honey and consume it.

4. Turmeric Powder And Milk

Adding Turmeric powder to hot milk and drink it every night before going to bed.

5. Gargles

Gargle with saltwater twice a day.

6. Lemon Tea, Ginger, And Honey

Drinking hot ginger tea with lemon and honey twice a day for 4-5 days will alleviate your irritation due to a sore throat.

7. Apple Cider Vinegar

Mix Apple cider vinegar with hot water and allow it to settle. Drink it after the mixture cools down.

8.Herbal Tea

Herbal tea like red clover, eyebright, dong Quai, Stinging nettles is believed to soothe the itchy throat.

How Symptoms of Coronavirus Differ From Flu And Allergies?

The novel coronavirus causing COVID-19 is a new virus more like the common cold, flu, and allergies. COVID-19, Flu, colds are all because of viral stuff. Thus there symptoms are mirror images of each other with a very slight difference. In terms of differentiating COVID-19 From Flu and cold it is like handpicking two homogenous materials. Due to which people are confusing common cold, seasonal allergies with COVID-19 creating a panicking situation. However, despite the overlap COVID-19 has more similar symptoms similar to flu than the common cold.

SYMPTOMS

COVID-19

FLU

COLD
ALLERGIES
Shortness Of Breath

Yes

No

No

Rare

Fever

Yes (High)

Yes (Mild)

Yes (Often Severe)

No

Cough

Yes (Dry Cough)

Yes (Mild)

Yes (Mild)

Rare

Fatique
Weakness

Yes

Quite Mild

Quite Mild

Quite Mild

Yes 

Rare

Rare

Rare

Rare (Initial Stage)

No

No

No

Rare (initial Stage)

No

No

Rare

Sneezing 

No

Rare

Rare

Yes

Body Ache

Yes

Yes (often Severe)

Rare

Rare

Rare (Initial Stage)

No

No

No

Runny Nose

Rare

Yes

Yes

Yes

Some symptoms require urgent attention like shortness of breath, high fever, dry cough, body ache, weakness. On experiencing the above symptoms one must visit the health center ASAP.

Conclusion

I would request you not to panic. Keep a check on your symptoms regularly and take all the necessary precautions including social distancing, sanitizing your hands, and covering your nose while coughing. Guys please avoid spreading fake news and at the same time educate your acquaintance about the virus.  Stay home and stay safe…

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