Covid-19: Why is 'abnormal high fever, long cough' coming even after recovering from corona? Know what experts say
Covid: Corona seems to be dying in front of the strong immune system in India, every day the cases are declining, although the outbreak is not completely over. Still, new cases are being registered somewhere in the country. but these days there is one more thing related to corona that is being seen..in fact even after recovering from corona, high-grade fever and prolonged cough are seen in many patients. Why this is happening? What is the reason behind this, when we reached out to the experts to know the answer, they also agreed to it, doctors say that high-grade fever like more than 102 degrees and a long cough is troubling for more than 2 weeks. . Apart from this, problems, like not feeling hungry and running life, have also been seen. According to him, it is not long covid, but it is an extension of normal covid. Long covid occurs after the resolution of covid symptoms but still, the covid symptoms persist for an unusually long time.
What did the senior pulmonologist say?
According to senior pulmonologist Dr Ravindra Mehta, who is working at Apollo Hospital in Bangalore, the same happens in the case of viral diseases. Corona is a viral disease and after the disease, there is often a possibility of infection with additional bacteria. According to him, there are two possibilities in the situation that is happening, one is that Kovid is still there and the other is that some bacterial infection has spread to the lungs. that is causing the fever. This pattern is seen with most viral infections. Influenza also has a secondary infection which can cause problems and covid is also viral because of this it is following the same pattern
This is the reason for prolonged fever
At the same time, other doctors also agree with this. They say that corona lasts only for 5 to 7 days, after which fever and cough go away, although some patients have persistent fever even after 12 to 14 days. There may be a decrease in immunity in these patients, the immunity system may be weak. Apart from this, this can happen due to persistent lung conditions like uncontrolled diabetes, COPD, bronchitis, and asthma. Doctors say that secondary infections other than corona can cause high fever for 12 to 14 days. Apart from this, many patients are given steroids too soon and they develop secondary fungal infections. If the fungal infection progresses, then the patient may have to face a high fever in the second or third week as well.