A raging fever, dry cough and severe headache – too severe for a normal cold. Up to now, with such symptoms, especially in the cold season, it was obvious that influenza, i.E. The real flu, was the culprit. In 2020, however, the coronavirus is still going around, which can manifest itself with very similar symptoms.
"It is not always possible, even for an expert, to distinguish between the two on the basis of the symptoms alone, says dr. Ullrich zuber, chairman of the coburg family doctors’ association with a practice in kaltenbrunn. "There are indeed these symptoms, which are already known through the media and can lead a layman to suspect covid-19. But the most sensible way is to have a consultation with the family doctor and to discuss the further procedure." Only a test swab can ultimately provide certainty.
Longer waiting times possible
In any case, at the moment it is imperative that you call the practice to make an appointment. Special infection consultations for people with symptoms minimize the risk for other patients. "These protective measures make a practice a safe place to be. No one has to be afraid of getting infected there." The time of full waiting rooms is over. "In the past, you sometimes went to the doctor and then went home cold again. That won’t be the case anymore."