Chest Feels Heavy When Coughing And Breathing
Hello doctor, I have a cough but not phlegm it’s just that every cough feels heavy in the chest and every breath, my breath is a bit heavy. Does it include symptoms of covid-19 virus exposure or just a normal cough because of ice water? Thank you
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Cough complaints are one of the symptoms of several types of diseases. There are several diseases that are often experienced with cough symptoms, namely:
Common cold Influenza ARI 19 Covid pharyngitis Tonsillitis Pulmonary tuberculosis, etc. To be sure, interviews must be done about complaints that are felt in detail and a direct physical examination on the sufferer. The above diseases have symptoms of cough, but each one is very different, especially from the cause. At present the epidemic covid 19, so that complaints of cough are often thought to be a sign of covid infection 19. Signs and symptoms of covid 19 in the form of cough, high fever above 38 degrees Celsius, and shortness of breath.
People who suffer from covid infection 19 can sometimes cause symptoms or not. So that at this time everyone should take precautions to avoid this covid infection that is very fast. Right now what you can do is:
Enough rest. Avoid traveling to crowded places if it is not an emergency. Avoid contact with sick people. Use a mask when you are sick or apply cough ethics correctly. Wash hands with soap before or after touching anything / activities. Apply social distancing / self quarantine for at least 14 days. Maintain a healthy and nutritious diet. Increase consumption of fruits and vegetables. Consumption of enough water. Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol. Consult your doctor if complaining of complaints accompanied by high fever, spasms, a history of contact with positive people covid 19 / history of traveling to the affected area / having comorbidities. That's all the answers I can give. Thank you :)