Doc, I have been in quarantine for almost 14 days since returning from the Covid-prone 19 area. During this time I do not feel anything, tonight I feel tight and want to cough it feels so that my chest hurts. But I don’t have a cold, fever or headache, just tightness and rada2 I want to cough. Is it possible that I have been exposed to corona doc virus?
Originally posted 2020-04-14 08:22:31.
Thank you for the question.
Having traveled to an area with a local transmission of COVID-19 can indeed increase your risk of contracting COVID-19. Therefore, the steps you take are appropriate, namely by isolating yourself, so that if your body has a virus, this virus does not spread to other people around you.
Shortness of breath, coughing, and chest pain that you experience may indicate that you have COVID-19. In most cases, symptoms of COVID-19 will appear 2 days to 2 weeks after the virus enters the body. However, in people with good endurance, this virus incubation period may last longer (more than 14 days). Apart from COVID-19, respiratory system infections by viruses and other bacteria, allergies, gastritis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, foreign body aspirations, aspirations, asthma, cardiac disorders, drug side effects, and so on can also cause complaints as you are experiencing this time.
To improve, it is recommended that you:
Rest more (6-9 hours a day), do not leave the house unless urgent
Compress warm chest pain and tightness
Stay away from things that make you allergic, such as dust, cold, animal hair, pollen, certain foods or medicines
Don't drink and eat cold, oily, and artificial sweets
Don't smoke, and stay away from the smoke
Use a mask during tightness and want to cough
Improve personal hygiene and the environment around you
Discipline to exercise and live a healthy lifestyle
However, if the tightness feels heavy, there is a sense of pressure in the chest that spreads especially to the left, severe vomiting, weakness, cold sweat, high fever for more than 3 days, and other signs of danger, you better go for an immediate check-up yourself to the doctor or doctor of internal medicine in order to be handled properly according to the cause huh ..
I hope this helps.