Cause The Throat Is Uncomfortable And Feels Dry?

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Hello, how are you? I am a 21 year old student. I want to ask. lately my throat is not comfortable. First, my throat is like mucous or full of food. then I was advised by my neighbor to consume warm water, so every lunch, dinner, or snacking, I consume warm water. but the comfort won’t go away, now my throat is dry, when I swallow saliva, it feels no taste, or my throat feels dry, but when I eat, or drink, I have no pain like difficulty swallowing / drinks. I also take Vit. C. is most pronounced when my throat is dry, when I am near the fan, either cold or hot air. I also had a history of tuberculosis when I entered college, and underwent treatment for about 1 year. Thank God I can breathe well, but I can’t do heavy activities like running. so what is my throat like? Is this just strep throat or something else, like the plague that is happening right now? but I don’t feel dizzy / headaches or fever. Do I need to take inflammation medicine?

1 Answer:

Hello Erin Dwi Setyani,

Breathing cold, dry air can irritate the respiratory tract, especially if you are breathing through the mouth. Breathing is managed in such a way using the nose, because the nose inhaled air will be "moisturized" and "warmed" first before entering the respiratory tract further. However, air that is too cold and dry will certainly still irritate the respiratory tract.

Please note in advance that in the neck, the respiratory tract (throat) is separated from the digestive tract (esophagus). The respiratory tract is located in front and the digestive tract behind it. Disorders of the throat and throat can both cause uncomfortable sensations in the neck region, which can be a feeling of dryness or the sensation of a foreign object that is involved. When irritation occurs in the respiratory tract is generally accompanied by coughing, in response to removing foreign objects from the respiratory tract.

Dryness in the throat can occur due to:

 Breathing through the mouth Dehydration (lack of fluids) Being in an environment where the air is dry Infection of the upper respiratory tract (due to viruses or bacteria) Allergies Side effects of certain drugs, such as antihistamines that make the mucosa dry Chronic cough Continuous vomiting Smoking Better indirectly taking anti-inflammatory drugs without examination - doctor's instructions. Inflammation is the body's immune response that is needed to fight infection. Although the inflammatory reaction certainly causes discomfort felt by patients such as pain, swelling, redness, etc. Try drinking more water, modifying room air using a room humidifier, avoiding air conditioners that are too cold and spraying directly into the face area, chewing gum or suctioning sweets to stimulate salivation.

Covid-19 disease that is currently endemic is a disease caused by a viral infection (SARS-CoV-2). This disease is transmitted the same as common respiratory diseases that is through droplet coughing / sneezing / breathing of the patient inhaled and also when you touch the nasal mucosa, mouth, or eyes with contaminated hands (after touching objects exposed to droplets).

The main symptoms of Covid-19 are fever> 38 degrees Celsius accompanied by one of the respiratory symptoms such as cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath. Patients can also experience symptoms of joint-bone pain, excessive fatigue, and there are even patients who present with symptoms of diarrhea.

If you live in an area with local Covid-19 transmission or have a history of traveling in the last 14 days to the area with local transmission OR you have close contact with positive patients with Covid-19 or suspected Covid-19 AND you feel the symptoms of Covid-19 should call the 119 ext 9 or 112 hotline or other hotline number provided by the local government for guidance on the Covid-19 flowchart.

Covid-19 disease is self-limiting which can heal itself because of the immunity of the patient's body. The most avoided is to transmit the disease to others, especially those at high risk, such as the elderly, people with chronic diseases or people with immune disorders. In this high risk group, Covid-19 can cause severe symptoms such as severe pneumonia, systemic infections, organ failure, to death.

The best thing to do right now is:

 Stay indoors, don't travel if you don't need Physical distancing, distance between people at least 1-2 meters Practice proper cough ethics Use a mask when you have a cold cough Diligently wash your hands with running water + soap OR with alcohol-based hand sanitizers Apply clean living behavior and healthy (PHBS) Please visit the nearest health facility to conduct an examination if there are signs of an emergency medical emergency. If you have to come to a health facility, wear a mask, avoid using public transportation, avoid crowds, and wash your hands diligently. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.

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