Your symptoms are quite typical of a viral upper respiratory tract infection, or 'Flu'..
Flu presents with fever which is usually associated with cold and cough, nausea and occasionally vomiting and diarrhoea.
I would suggest:
Fluids. take a lot of fluids like water, fruit juice and Gatorade..
Tylenol tab for fever - take one 500 tab for fever, gap should be at least 6 hours and no more than 4 tabs a days.
Otrivin nose drop - if you have blocked nose
Decongestant medicines: Like Benadryl Allergy Relief or Triaminic Cold and Night time cough syrup - these will help control your cough.
These steps are generally sufficient for flu.
But in these times of Corona infection, it is very important that you report this to your doctor. Your doctor will determine whether you need to be tested for Corona.
Hence do report this to your doctor ASAP.
If you have had exposure to Covid 19, and you are now having these symptoms, you are advised to go for self quarantine.
The recommendations are:
Call your doctor: describe your symptoms and ask for any OTC treatment, and whether you need to get the test.
Stay home: this is most important. You should not go out as far as possible. Even within the home if there are other family members you should maintain social distancing of 6 feet, use masks and sanitize your hands frequently. WIthout other members this is not necessary.
Take care of yourself, specially rehydration.
Avoid public transportation: if you have to go out avoid public transportation.
Mask and Social distancing: these are most important if you have to go out.
You must maintain contact with your doctor.
You have to go to the ER for the following signs:
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
Inability to wake or stay awake
Bluish lips or face
Any other severe symptoms.
Take care- be safe - note down these points and call your doctor and discuss with him/her - this will enable you to get an informed discussion leading to the best possible outcome.
Hope this shows you the way forward - wish you good health and a quick recovery.
I trust my answer has helped you gain more knowledge and confidence about your problem and in knowing what to discuss with your doctor.
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