This is a time when everyone around the world is afraid of contracting the most popular and deadly virus (Corona Virus) in this century. The fear of this virus could be perceived from a close range everywhere you go. People take very strict measures in keeping themselves away from contracting it like social distancing, staying indoors and so on.
The issue at hand now is how would a corona virus patient be identified separately from someone having asthma. I remembered a family friend from Russia telling me there was a panic in his neighborhood when his wife was seriously vomiting and showing other symptoms that looked like Corona Virus that he said he had to dial the emergency number given by the government in case of an emergency situation. When they came they discovered that those symptoms were as a result of the side effects of the drugs she had used, it was then that everybody calmed down.
The aim of this post is to show you differences between Asthma and Corona Virus since they have effects on the lungs and breathing in general.
To start with, Asthma is a condition in which the airways narrow and swell and produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. It has symptoms like:
- Shortness of breath
- Severe chest pains
- Deep whistling sounds while asleep
- Tightness of Chest
Corona Virus on the other end is a type of virus that attack mostly animals until it started spreading to human beings too by contact with animals. Its symptoms includes:
- Shortness of Breath
- Chest Aches and pains
- Dry Cough
- Feeling Exhausted or tiredness
The symptoms of these respiratory diseases are similar, so these table or chart helps you to differentiate between symptoms of Corona Virus and Asthma. Note that people with Asthma have a high risk of contracting Corona Virus according to WHO and CDC. More precautions should be taken by people with Asthma when respiratory diseases like Corona Virus are spreading.
What Should You Do if You Are Still Not Sure You are showing Symptoms Of Corona Virus or Asthma ?
The best ways of tackling such a situation is to do any of the following:
- Dial your country health care emergency phone number.
- Put a call through to your Doctor.
- Avoid Staying near crowded areas till your health care service provider comes in case it’s Asthma.