Always Worried About Corona Virus

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Morning doc, introduce Sy Muklis, age 25, I am always haunted by the fear of the Corona doc virus, especially after reading the news, it feels like I am short of breath and hot and cold .. because at this time my stomach is also having problems, and actually I also Never contact with a positive Corona, but I often contact with people who cough normally. Please enlighten me, doc

1 Answer:

Hello Muklis, Thank you for the question.

It is natural that someone becomes more anxious about the current situation because there is currently a corona virus outbreak everywhere. To overcome this anxiety, you need to know the correct information about this virus first. Corona virus can cause symptoms similar to the symptoms of the common cold, but the symptoms that generally occur in sufferers are coughing, high fever, and shortness of breath. Someone can get a corona virus if they inhale splashes of cough and sneeze from the patient, touches the nose, mouth and eyes after touching the surface of objects contaminated with the virus, or close contact with the patient. A person is suspected of having a corona virus infection if in the past 14 days having a history of traveling to another country or living in an area that has a corona virus case or contact with a person who has a corona virus infection. If you currently do not experience flu symptoms and do not have the history mentioned above, then you do not need to worry first because the possibility of contracting the corona virus is low. However, indeed you still have to take various preventative steps namely:

stay at home, don't travel outside the house unless you have to buy food
if leaving the house, always use a cloth mask, limit interaction or contact with others, keep a distance from other people, and avoid crowds
make it a habit to always keep your hands clean by washing your hands regularly with soap and running water or if not available, with a hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol
avoid touching the nose, mouth and eyes before washing hands
avoid people who are coughing and colds
always keep your area clean

The symptoms of shortness of breath that you experience can be caused by stomach acid disease and anxiety disorders. Gastric acid disease occurs when the muscles in the lower part of the esophagus become weak so that stomach acid returns to the esophagus. In addition to shortness of breath, other symptoms that can occur are heartburn or chest pain that feels hot, nausea, vomiting, easy burping, flatulence, a lump in the throat. High stress or anxiety can also cause an increase in stomach acid, which triggers symptoms.

You can do the following suggestions:

take ulcer drugs which are sold freely in pharmacies
avoid consuming spicy, sour and oily foods
Avoid consumption of caffeinated, fizzy, and alcoholic drinks
avoid consuming large portions of food, preferably in small portions but more often
avoid smoking
manage stress well for example by keeping busy with your daily activities, doing your hobbies, following meditation

Do not hesitate to consult with your nearest GP if these symptoms do not improve more than 3 days after the above procedure, so that the doctor can examine you before deciding what treatment is right for you.

Hopefully this information helps you.

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