Chirpy Body Accompanied By Cough And Sore Throat
Hello. Good night I want to ask, before I ran out of food because I was an online driver, while it was also in the rain, I did not wear a raincoat because I thought it was just the usual speckles so I kept delivering it. Well now my condition began feel a little feverish accompanied by coughing a little bit of pain in my throat. Is that the effect because I was just exposed to rain?
Thank you for the question.
Contact with rain water in some people can indeed cause discomfort, such as chills, coughs, colds, to pain in the throat. However, if this is only the originator, often complaints will improve in a short time just by resting, eating and drinking warm and nutritious, eating lots of fruit rich in vitamin C, taking paracetamol medicine during chills and sore throat has not improved, and avoiding things that are susceptible to making inflammation in the throat, for example cigarettes and smoke, dry air, dust, pollution, animal hair, oily food, and artificial sweetening.
If you have made various efforts above, and the complaint does not subside for more than 3 days, it could be, chills, coughing, and pain in your throat that is aggravated by other factors, such as viral or bacterial infections (including Corona virus that causes COVID -19), allergic or irritation in the throat, stomach acid reflux, impaired immunity, benign or malignant tumors, entry of foreign objects (eg food spines), and so on.
Therefore, the most able to judge the severity of your condition or not is yourself. Our advice, if your complaint is mild and improves with the steps above, do not rush to see a doctor, and get plenty of rest at home. Conversely, if complaints are very disturbing, especially for example when accompanied by high fever for more than 3 days and shortness of breath, or if you feel you have been in contact with sufferers / suspects of COVID-19 and live / after traveling to an area with an outbreak of COVID-19, it is recommended You go directly to the doctor for further evaluation and treatment. If necessary, further tests such as blood tests or throat tissue swabs will be done by a doctor. Or, maybe later you will be referred to an ENT doctor or internal medicine.
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