Coughing, Lost Voice, Slimy Throat And Slight Pain
, I want the advice … I have been coughing from the beginning of March and after a few days of coughing, my voice was gone … But after about 3-4 days my voice began to recover and the cough has begun to decrease … Until this moment I was still experiencing a cough light, which comes only occasionally. And at this time the flow of the nose that goes to the throat like there is a mucus that is stuck, and it starts to interfere and I feel uncomfortable. Sometimes when I swallow saliva is also a bit painful. It doesn’t hurt much, it’s just uncomfortable. Well, I need advice … Do I need to see a doctor or just take medication. Because I don’t need to see a doctor. But sometimes when I cough, people around me think it is a symptom of covid19 virus alIf taking medicine, please advise what medicine should I buy ..? Thank you 🙏
Thank you for the question.
Cough, voice loss, slimy throat and a little pain can not only be caused by COVID-19 (a disease due to a new Corona virus infection). It could also be, these complaints are caused by other factors, for example allergies, irritation, gastric acid reflux, even also viral or other bacterial infections (besides COVID-19).
At first glance, distinguishing whether your complaint arises because of COVID-19 or not just from clinical symptoms alone is not easy. First, it needs to be explored, are you out of contact with sufferers or suspects of COVID-19? And do you live or have traveled to the area with the COVID-19 outbreak?
If the answer is yes, then you still need to be aware that it is possible that your complaint is due to COVID-19. Conversely, if the answer is no, it seems that your risk of COVID-19 is quite small.
Judging from the mild symptoms, you should not worry. You are better, you can try the following steps first:
Drink plenty of warm water, foods that contain broth, and fruits that contain lots of vitamin C
Use an air humidifier to keep the air dry
Never contact with air conditioners or fans that are too cold, smoke, dust, pollution, cigarettes, spicy foods and artificial sweets, and other things that make you allergic
Take a diligent bath, wash your hands always, and always wear clean clothes
Don't leave the house, unless it's urgent
Keep a distance from those around you, at least 2 meters
Use a mask during coughing
Do not take any medicine without doctor's advice
However, if the complaint does not improve for a long time, or appears accompanied by fever for more than 3 days, tightness, and your risk of contracting COVID-19 as we have mentioned above, it is better for you to consult a doctor directly so that your condition can be treated more continued. If deemed necessary, later the doctor can give you medicine, recommend that you undergo phlegm or x-ray test, and even refer you to the ENT doctor or internal medicine.
Hope this helps ...