Are These Symptoms Of Corona
Doc, I want to ask you lately I always feel thirsty both day and night, my throat feels like something is up, and in two days my chest hurts, but not too much, what are the symptoms?
Thank you for the question.
Persistent thirst, throat feels lumpy, accompanied by chest pain most often caused by exposure to dry air. As is known, excessive dry air can make the throat and surrounding area inflamed, so that the consequences can lead to complaints as you experience. It could also be that, actually your complaint arises because of other reasons, such as:
Irritation, for example when you eat too much spicy food, fatty foods, caffeinated drinks, or alcohol
Certain food or beverage allergies
Viral or bacterial infections
Gastric acid reflux
Other factors, such as psychological disorders, drug side effects, hormonal disorders, obesity, heart problems, bronchitis, pleural effusion, pleurisy, costchondritis, tonsillitis, diabetes, benign or malignant tumors around the throat and the cavity, xerostomia, etc.
The conditions above are not all dangerous. Therefore, if you do not feel tightness, vomiting, or other severe complaints, you should first handle your complaints independently at home by:
Drink at least 2 liters of water a day, especially warm water
Don't shout or talk too much
Don't over-eat spicy, oily, gassed, and artificial sweets
Don't eat too late
Not accustomed to drinking caffeinated and fizzy drinks
Warm compresses on your sore chest
Stay away from cigarettes and smoke, dry air, pollution, smoke, and food or other substances that make you allergic
Use a humidifier when possible
If with the steps above your complaint has improved a lot, you should not panic and don't rush to see a doctor. In this way your risk of contracting the disease (including COVID-19) can be minimized.
Conversely, if you experience shortness, vomiting, even difficult to eat and drink due to your complaints, do not hesitate to see your doctor right .. If necessary, the doctor will be able to give you medicine, recommend that you undergo an X-ray examination or ultrasound, it can even refer you to an ENT doctor or internal medicine.
I hope this helps.