Pain In The Lower Left Chest For A Week?
Good morning. It has been a week since my chest ached, sometimes tight. Precisely at the bottom of the left breast. I don’t know what caused it, before I had never been sick like that. At first I had a sore throat, then I had a pain in my left chest, like a pain. The pain appears suddenly, sometimes for a while. Yesterday I had fever, headache, flu and cough too. That night I vomited, after vomiting a little better. But I still have a fever, my body is a little shivering, and the pain in my chest is still there. Is that called a cold? What medical and preventive measures should I take. R nThank you for your time 😄
Hello, Rendi Jaya Kusumawati, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Left chest pain can be a symptom of a disturbance in the heart and its lining, lungs and lining, chest muscles, ribs, joints, and breasts. In people who cough frequently in the long term, hard cough, vomiting, tightness can cause chest pain due to excessive use of the respiratory muscles in the chest. Cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache, fever can indicate an infection of the respiratory tract due to viruses or bacteria. To determine the cause, you should immediately consult a doctor. The doctor will ask you questions related to your symptoms, perform a complete physical examination, and perform any necessary investigations such as complete blood counts and x-rays. Treatment depends on the cause.
To reduce symptoms and prevent worsening, you can do this:
1. Drink lots of warm water, can be mixed with honey and lemon to soothe the throat and improve coughs.
2. Complete rest (not working).
3. Not lifting heavy objects for a while.
4. Avoid cigarette smoke.
5. Consult a doctor.
6. Take medication from a doctor regularly.
7. If fever and pain can try taking paracetamol or ibuprofen to relieve it. Apply an anti-pain cream to the affected area.
8. If chest pain radiates to the left arm, jaw, stabbing to the back, such as being crushed by a heavy weight, there is a cough for more than 2 weeks, weight loss, no appetite, immediately see a doctor for further examination.
That's all, hopefully it's useful.
Greetings, dr. Sarah Rizqia.