Cough For 4 Days With Headaches, Shortness Of Breath And Nausea When You Smell?

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Tonight, I want to ask, I have been coughing for 4 days, and only today I feel a headache, shortness of breath, and if I smell a bad odor, I think that’s why?

1 Answer:

Hello Evi Juniardi,

Coughing is a response of the body if there is irritation in the respiratory tract. Irritation can arise due to foreign matter such as dust, burnt smoke, or it could be due to phlegm or stomach acid. Coughing is also a symptom of many diseases, especially respiratory diseases such as:

 Common cold (cold cough) Flu Rhinosinusitis Bronchitis Pneumonia Asthma Aside from disorders in the respiratory tract, disorders of the heart or stomach acid disease (GERD) complaints of cough can also appear in patients. In addition to coughing, respiratory disease also usually causes the following complaints:

 Sneezing Nasal congestion Body aches Fever Headache Sore throat Decreased appetite Can not smell smell or smell turned into watery eyes Pain in the ears or pain in the face Shortness of breath Pain in the chest Causes of respiratory tract infections other viral infections in the form of human rhinovirus, adenovirus, respiratory syncytial virus, human parainfluenza virus, corona virus, bacterial infection of Streptococcus pneumonia, Haemophillus influenza, Moraxella catharalis, to fungal infections.

Most respiratory infections are self limiting, which means they can heal on their own with the patient's immune system. Meanwhile, bacterial infections require additional antibiotic treatment. Cough cold patients should get enough rest, drink more water, keep the room temperature is not too cold and dry. Warm and humid temperatures can help breathe more easily. Consumption of foods with balanced nutrition, especially fruits that contain lots of vitamin C. Please take OTC medicines (over the counter) which are sold freely, if you are not pregnant. However, if 2-3 days there is no change in symptoms or there are worsening of symptoms before these 3 days, you should consult with your doctor directly. Doctors can provide drugs for antitussive (relieve cough), drugs to facilitate expectoration, to reduce headaches, and so on that are adjusted to the results of the patient's examination.

You need to be vigilant if in the last 14 days you have traveled abroad or areas that have been suffering from corona virus outbreaks (covid-19) or have been in contact with covid-19 / suspected covid-19 sufferers. We recommend that if you have a cough, fever, and other respiratory complaints, check immediately and report to the nearest health facility. Airway infection by covid-19 can cause severe symptoms such as severe pneumonia to respiratory failure, therefore patients need close observation and supportive care for their bodies to survive.

Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.

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