OREANDA-NEWS A pulmonologist Inna Mishina spoke about how people can independently identify SARS in themselves and distinguish it from COVID-19.

According to the specialist, there are many cases where the coronavirus starts with combined symptoms.

She stated that in this case, there may also be a bacterial infection which manifests itself in pain or sore throat.

The doctor recommends assessing the situation "soberly" - pay attention to dry cough, loss of appetite, diarrhea. Night sweats, headache, weakness, chills can alert you, writes RNS.

If these symptoms intensify, especially in the case of nausea and diarrhea, the expert recommends consulting a doctor.

One of the important symptoms of coronavirus is the lack of taste and smell, since anosmia does not occur with ARVI.

In addition to PCR, in this case, the pulmonologist advises to pass a general blood test and a prothrombin index which can reveal the indicators of blood and plasma coagulability.