A 37-year-old female asked:
Diagnosed with covid 19 on 21 december. symptoms started same day: only nasal congestion and allergy like cough. now nasal congestion is gone.i only have a cough. can things get worse at this point? when are the riskiest days? how should i count?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Things can worsen...: It's not what you want to hear, but yes, things can still get worse. There have been many reports of symptoms getting worse well into the supposed recovery period. Your other question, how to count, is that you start counting your days of quarantine 24 hours after your last fever. Even if only mild symptoms, make sure to stay well hydrated and get plenty of rest to try to prevent complications.
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