Dry Cough Accompanied By Itching
Good afternoon doc, I have 1 week of cold and dry cough and itchy throat mixed with tingling and sometimes my middle chest likes to penetrate behind my left side, is that a covid 19 feature?
Thank you for the question.
Colds, coughs, itchy throat, and chest pain that feels translucent to the left back can indicate that you have COVID-19 (Corona virus infection), or not. You should be aware that you are infected with COVID-19 if you live / have traveled to an area with an outbreak of COVID-19, or if you have been in contact with a sufferer / suspect of COVID-19. If you do not have these risk factors, and you are obedient to the government's call to stay at home, it is likely that your risk of contracting COVID-19 will be quite small.
In addition to COVID-19, a variety of your complaints can also arise due to other causes, such as infection with other microorganisms, allergies, irritation, exposure to cold temperatures or excessive dry air, increased stomach acid, heart problems, aspirations of foreign bodies, psychosomatic disorders, etc. .
If you feel your complaint is mild, and you don't have the risk of contracting COVID-19, then don't panic, your complaint can be handled first by:
Eat lots and drink warm and rich in vitamin C
Don't eat and drink cold, spicy, oily, and artificial sweets
If there are things that make you allergic, stay away from it
Do not also contact with cold temperatures, dry air, dust, smoke, pollution, animal dander, pollen, and other substances that are prone to aggravate coughs and colds
Exercise regularly and get plenty of rest so that your immune system is good
Compress warm chest to your back that aches
Not taking drugs carelessly
However, if there is severe tightness, high fever for more than 3 days, wheezing, chest pressure such as heavy objects, massive vomiting, and other more severe complaints, you can check yourself directly to the doctor or doctor of internal medicine for treatment. in accordance with the cause of the complaint huh ..
I hope this helps.