Are Stomach Acid And Dry Cough A Symptom Of Corona?
Hello Doc … My husband 3 days ago burping and stomach acid rising, then after eating vomit. And today started a dry cough. Before it was already 1 yr, stomach acid often was high. Can this be indicated by the symptoms of Covid-19? Please help, doc, because I was a bit anxious about the condition of the epidemic now, thank you very much Doc. Wish you good health always.
Originally posted 2020-04-14 09:36:11.
Hello, Nuri, thank you for asking to HealthReplies.com.
Let me introduce myself, Dr. Rio will answer the questions that you give.
Based on the complaints that you tell me that is belching continuously, accompanied by nausea and vomiting, there are several diseases that might occur to you, namely:
All three are problems in the stomach which are based on excessive stomach acid increase. But the effect is different, the lightest is gastritis because the stomach is only irritated, while the other two occur due to the stomach being injured, and the stomach valve is damaged. To distinguish them, you need more complete data about your complaints, a physical examination is also needed, and if there are indications for a supporting examination, endoscopy, urea breath test, or abdominal ultrasound can be done. In dealing with complaints above can use drugs from a doctor, but changing diet is one of the things that is very important in preventing recurrence.
Respond to questions about the dry cough that you are experiencing right now. It is true that at this time there is a lot of anxiety about the community regarding the co-19 pandemic itself. Many complaints are often associated with the presence of the disease. Signs and symptoms of Covid-19 itself are high fever> 38'C, beduk, and shortness of breath. But this symptom only appears usually 2-14 days after being infected with the virus. Therefore I can not be sure that the cough that you feel is caused by covid-19 or not. I suggest you to remain silent at home, and do self-isolating first, if the complaint that you feel is better or not after taking the medicine given by the doctor, then we can be sure it is not covid-19, but if there are symptoms of high fever, and shortness of it immediately contact the health center, or the nearest hospital.
Right now what you can do is:
Consult directly with your GP, for the two symptoms that you are feeling.
Get enough rest, and eat nutritious foods to increase your immunity.
Eat regularly, and on time.
Avoid spicy foods, or too sour, and avoid coffee and alcohol.
Lots of fiber and fruit consumption.
You can consume multivitamins, but be careful taking vitamin C when the stomach condition is being disturbed.
Wash hands always, before and after activities.
Wear a mask because you are coughing right now.
Do phyhsical distancing, and self-isolating.
Staying at home is better, after visiting a doctor.
That's all my answer, thank you very much :)