Cough With Phlegm, Difficult Bowel Movements And Sore Throat, What Are The Symptoms Of COVID-19?

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Beginning of fever 37.5, I coughed up phlegm, could not defecate in a week since the illness that was originally sneezing, flu, now the cough has not healed, TDK ripples can come out, esophagus pain, I have gone to the doctor but why the disease is increasing

1 Answer:

Hello Soeryani,

Thank you for the question.

Sneezing, runny nose, followed by coughing up phlegm and sore throat most likely indicate that your respiratory tract is inflamed, such as allergies (for example when in contact with cold temperatures, dust mites, or animal hair), irritation (for example when in the middle of dry air, exposed to chemical fumes), viral or bacterial infections (including the Corona virus that causes COVID-19), impaired immunity, foreign body entry, stomach acid that flows back into the throat, benign or malignant tumors around the respiratory tract, and so on. These complaints in the respiratory system are often not directly related to difficult bowel movements. It's just that, the uncomfortable sensation that the body feels due to the various complaints above, can make digestion become disrupted, and there is defecation as you experience.

If the complaint has lasted more than 3 days, especially for example if you have a history of contact with COVID-19 sufferers and have a history of traveling or contact with people from areas with a COVID-19 outbreak, then you should be more vigilant. Go see yourself directly to the doctor, ENT doctor, or internist. Through interviews, physical examinations, or possibly supporting tests (such as sputum testing, blood tests, x-rays, throat swab examinations), of course the doctor can distinguish which symptoms include COVID-19 or other dangerous diseases, and which ones are not.

In the meantime, you can do the initial handling by:

 Limit outside the home, except for urgent matters Use a mask, and diligently wash your hands with running water and soap Do not hold your face, except with hands that have been washed properly Do not consume food and drinks that are cold, greasy, artificial sweet, and spicy Stay away contact with things that make your airway allergic or irritated (as mentioned above) Take a warm bath, use warm clothing, use a humidifier in your home, and do not contact the air conditioner or fan that is too cold. Hope it helps. .

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