Nasal Congestion Whether Covid 19?
Doc, during the past two weeks I had the flu but did not cough and have a fever, then suddenly last night I felt tightness and my next nose was blocked, even this morning was the same, is this a co-19 characteristic, or just shortness because my nose is blocked?
Hello Siti, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Shortness complaints can be caused by various conditions including:
Respiratory system disorders such as bacterial infections (tuberculosis, pneumonia) or viral infections (common cold, COVID-19)
Circulatory disorders such as heart failure, congenital heart disease, coronary heart disease
Digestive system disorders like GERD
Certain psychic conditions such as anxiety disorders, panic attacks, depression
Airway obstruction due to foreign matter or inflammation
To find out the exact cause of course must be done a thorough examination, starting from a medical interview, a complete physical examination, and other additional examinations that are needed.
Because Corona infection is currently receding, if you have symptoms such as fever, shortness of breath, runny nose or cough, while you stay at home and keep a clean and healthy lifestyle, it is advisable for you to contact the Ministry of Agriculture's COVID-19 hotline. Health at 119 EXT 9 or go to the nearest health facility. When you go to the nearest health facility, wear a mask if you have symptoms.
For that, things at home that you can maximize to do are:
A healthy and nutritious diet, multiply vegetables and fruit
Drink enough at least 8 glasses per day
Rest 7-8 hours per day
Regular and regular exercise
Wash your hands regularly with soap and running water
Avoid cigarettes and alcohol
Avoid going to a gathering place for many people
Avoid traveling outside the region / abroad
Do social distancing by keeping a minimum distance of 1 m from those around you
Pray and draw closer to God
So, hopefully useful. Stay healthy.