Lung Is Like Being Stabbed When Breathing And Sputum Is White?
Hello. Good night doctor, I want to ask why yes lately my lungs when breathing or not breathing like being stabbed and sick. In Corona’s news it should be fever, flu, sore throat, coughing, and shortness of breath. While I have been experiencing symptoms lately for the first week the phlegm continues but the color is white. Continue to be like this when breathing or not sick like being stabbed and the last symptoms achy. That’s why doctor? Please respond as soon as possible. I’m afraid and don’t get Corona, thank you very much
Thank you for the question.
Pain in the chest (the area around the lung) is actually not only caused by problems in the lungs, but can also be due to disorders in other organs. If this chest pain appears accompanied by cough with white phlegm and aches, then the possible trigger is:
Respiratory disorders, such as bronchitis, asthma, laryngitis, pneumonia, pleurisy, tuberculosis --- some of these conditions can appear related to COVID-19
Indigestion, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastritis, food allergies
Heart disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, nerve nerves, excessive anxiety disorders, drug effects, immune disorders, fibromyalgia, etc.
Your condition seems to need to be seen by a doctor only if:
Severe chest pain, like being pressed by a heavy object
Appear shortness, high fever more than 3 days, wheezing, vomiting, body swelling, weakness, cold sweat, blurry vision
In the past 2 weeks you have been in contact with people with COVID-19 (a disease due to the Corona virus), have traveled or have been in contact with people who have traveled to an area with an outbreak of COVID-19
If none of the above conditions you experience, you should not panic. Referring to the current condition, where the COVID-19 outbreak is rampant, rush to see a doctor except in emergency cases seems to be far more dangerous for you because it can increase your risk of contracting the disease. Our advice, stay quiet at home while making the following efforts:
Compress warm chest pain and aching body
Stay away from cigarettes, cold, dust, pollution, and other things that aggravate complaints
Improve personal hygiene and the environment in which you live
Regularly exercise, do not eat too late, and rest enough so that the immune system increases
Reduce consumption of cold, oily foods and drinks
Not just taking any medicine without a doctor's advice
Use a mask while still coughing
Don't exchange any personal belongings with other people
Conversely, if you feel your complaint is very disturbing, or if you experience a risk factor for contracting COVID-19, you better check yourself directly to the doctor or internist in order to be given further treatment according to the underlying cause.
I hope this helps.