Cough Accompanied By Tightness In The Chest And Flu Whether Contracted Corona?
Doc wants to ask, I often feel pain in the chest, cough, and flu, if I have contracted corona
Originally posted 2020-04-14 08:00:17.
Thank you for the question.
Cough, chest pain, spasms, and colds (flu) can be symptoms of COVID-19 (Corona virus infection), can also be due to other reasons, such as viral or other bacterial infections (such as influenza, streptococcus, staphylococcus), allergies, aspiration of objects foreign, irritation, asthma, pleurisy, bronchitis, pleural effusion, lung cancer, gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastritis, sensitivity to certain drugs, heart disorders, psychological disorders, and so on.
Often, sufferers of COVID-19, in addition to experiencing symptoms as you complain, will also experience fever. However, only with a brief description of the clinical symptoms that arise, it cannot be ascertained whether you have COVID-19 or not. Because, many sufferers of COVID-19 are asymptomatic at all. What is clear, you should be aware that you are infected with COVID-19 if you live / have traveled to an area with a local transmission of COVID-19, especially if you have been in contact with sufferers / suspects of COVID-19.
Our advice, if the tightness you feel is mild, and high fever does not appear for more than 3 days, chest pain such as being pressed by heavy objects, palpitations, weakness, cold sweat, chills, and so on, you should not panic. To improve, do it first:
Get plenty of rest at home, don't go out unless there is an urgent matter
Don't talk too much yet
Keep a distance from those around you, at least 2 meters
Use a mask
Diligent bathing with warm water, wash your hands often
Do not carelessly hold the face
Warm compresses on your chest that are painful and tight
Keep the environment where you are active always, and away from things that make you allergic
Eat a variety of nutritious foods, regularly exercise, get enough sleep, and do not stress so that the immune system remains excellent
However, if you feel the complaint getting worse, making it difficult for you in your daily activities, you should immediately consult yourself doctor or doctor of internal medicine for further evaluation and management (for example with x-rays, blood tests, sputum tests, swab tests throat tissue) yeah ...
I hope this helps.